Readers Respond to Front Page Story
July 5, 2016
We’re still celebrating last week’s great coverage in the Omaha World Herald of the Driscolls’ 53 acres – the first Iowa land ever to be permanently protected to grow healthy food. The article appeared as the main story on the front page.
We’ve received some wonderful responses, including this sweet note with a $5 bill and a letter to the editor praising the Driscolls. The article also helped fill our Showcase Day July 8 to an overflow crowd.
Every bit makes a difference. Only $199,995 to go!
Whether we own it forever or sell it to a food farmer with an easement on it in the next couple of years, SILT will permanently protect this land. We are the only land trust in Iowa – and as far a we know, the Midwest – that protects farms as farms and requires they grow food naturally and sustainably.
Because of the Driscolls, these 53 acres will always grow fresh, healthy food in a way that treats the Loess Hills like the treasure they are.
Thank you Joe and Sue Driscoll for your faith in SILT and your vision for the future.
Donations can be sent to 309 Court Ave. Ste. 821, Des Moines IA 50309 or be made to the Omaha Community Foundation. Please be sure to indicate the Loess Hills Farm so we can properly apply your donation, thank you!
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