Greg Brown and Dave Moore gave one of their classic concerts at the iconic Mill in Iowa City March 29 to a full house, with all of the proceeds going to SILT thanks to the generosity of the musicians and event sponsor MidwestOne.
Steve and Michaela Mclain and Jimmy Ryan of The Hit Men opened the night with original ballads and a few covers, setting the tone of high quality acoustic music for the evening.
Between sets, young farmers Carolyn Scherf and William Kresse told the audience about their Chestnut Hill Cooperative on Johnson County’s first SILT farm north of Iowa City. Kathy Dice and Tom Wahl of Red Fern Farm also told the audience about their plans to protect their farm this year with a SILT easement.
More than 150 people attended, with Angie Barnett, co-owner of Willow and Stock in Iowa City winning the 50/50 raffle of $411 giving back her winnings (despite our protests!) and Lori Enloe of Iowa City winning the summer of fresh veggies from Sundog Farm/Local Harvest CSA. Wild Culture Kombucha donated a keg of cinnamon maple kombucha and Little Village donated an ad and took video of the event. The Mill lined up Exile Brewery to also assist with a sponsorship. The night was truly a community project!
The team effort helped SILT raise enough funds to protect 3 of the 5 farms it has lined up to acquire this year. Interested in helping us protect the other two? Join or donate today!