At SILT, “sustainable” means something
We’re taking back the word because we know it means a system that is earth-friendly yet provides surplus for a farmer to feed family and community.
SILT is building a system for measuring truly sustainable agricultural practices that
- make sense
- are measurable
- stand the test of time.
Farmers helped developed a set of guidelines to help SILT farmers move toward more sustainable practices over time to
- improve soil health and reduce erosion
- improve water quality
- improve air quality
- reduce off-farm energy consumption
No one can predict technology and science decades from now, so while a conservation easement meant to last 200 years will contain the broad strokes of sustainability, farmers on SILT land will work with SILT to develop a land stewardship plan that utilizes the best knowledge and practices available at that time.
Contact us if you’d like to be part of the conversation that defines what sustainable means.