May 23, 2022
Online Only ~ Joe Klingelhutz
Circle Our Cities: Sustainable Iowa Land Trust

SILT's new Circle Our Cities Campaign will surround 10 Iowa cities, including Ames with 10 permanent, sustainable table food farms in 10 years for 100 farms protected total. The campaign will:

•            Reach 100 landowners willing and able to donate land or conservation easements surrounding 10 cities.

•             Protect clean water and clean air with sustainable farming. Iowa is the No. 1 contributor to the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

•             Protect 4,000 acres of productive farmland to improve access to healthy food in communities.

•             Help 400 beginning farmers get or stay on the land, supporting inclusivity.

•             Sequester 10,000 tons/year of carbon to protect our environment.

•             Feed 800,000 Iowans to ensure equitable access to healthy food.