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.