In a post on March 26 of this year, LWV UMRR Vice-chair Mary Ellen Miller wrote about the work of SILT - the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust. This organization is dedicated to protecting land to grow healthy food, this nonprofit founded in 2014 uses conservation easements and land donations to keep future land use for nature-friendly, neighborhood-friendly, table food farms. SILT is now seeking donations to protect farmland in four Iowa counties... read all about it at this link.
For example, Fleck Farm, 40 acres in Johnson County, is being generously donated to SILT with a Reserved Life Estate. Conveniently located between Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, Fleck Farm will be a great gift to Iowans seeking food security. Donate now to support SILT with the closing costs required to maintain Fleck Farm as a staple of food security in Johnson County long into the future. This is one way that you can help to make a difference in Iowa; more will be discussed in the LWV UMRR discussion with David Osterberg on October 5 at 1pm. This discussion will be recorded on Facebook Live and a link posted here on the UMRR Blog. See our Upcoming Events page for more information!
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