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#Giving Tuesday is here!

November 29, 2016

#GivingTuesday is here! Your tax-deductible donation will help farmers access land to grow healthy food http://silt.org/donate/ No money to spare? Donate your time and volunteer with us! http://silt.org/volunteer-signup/

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Glyphosate Found in Popular U.S Foods

November 17, 2016

A new report by @Food Democracy Now! and the Detox Project exposes shocking levels of glyphosate contamination in popular American foods, including Cheerios, Doritos, Oreos, Goldfish and Stacy’s Pita Chips. What kind of food do you want to eat? SILT supports farmers using sustainable (glyphosate-free) practices, by offering long-term affordable leases. View the report here […]

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SILT: Finding Common Ground

November 12, 2016

Dear Iowa, Election Day results leave no doubt that our country is divided and hurting. But at the  Sustainable Iowa Land Trust we have learned how to draw on our differences to make us stronger and more successful. We have an opportunity to do that once again Dec. 1 when we gather to celebrate our third farm […]

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Upcoming Events

SILT speakers are available for your regular meeting, program or conference and to talk to the media. Contact us at info@silt.org with details!

Nov. 4-5, Lied Lodge Nebraska
Join SILT Founder and Board member Denise O'Brien on a panel about farmland transition. See Women Food and Ag Network for more information and to register.

Nov. 13, Iowa City
SILT Advisor Jason Grimm representing Grow Johnson County speaks at the Iowa Organics Conference on how to grow a food hub, and learning skills while growing for others.

ANNUAL DINNER AND LANDOWNER RECOGNITION Thursday, Dec. 1, 6 - 9 pm
SILT's Second Annual Dinner Honoring Landowners and Farmers, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.

Dec. 7, Tipton
SILT President Suzan Erem introduces SILT to the Tipton Rotary Club, Tipton Country Club at noon.