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What is the Cost of Conservation?

What is the Cost of Conservation?

Did you know, on average, it costs Bluegrass Land Conservancy (BLC) $25,000 to protect and steward a farm here in the Bluegrass? BLC protects every property in our portfolio in perpetuity.  We consider the preservation value to our community and future generations to be well worth the price tag.  But our goal to increase the… read more

Thank You for Your Generosity on Give for Good Day!

Thank You for Your Generosity on Give for Good Day!

Give For Good Louisville, a 24-hour online giving campaign hosted by the Community Foundation of Louisville, encouraged participants to be a “force for good” in their community by making donations to local charitable organizations.  On September 14th, twenty-seven (27!) Bluegrass Land Conservancy supporters made a big commitment to the BLC mission by donating $54,175! Based… read more

Friends of BLC and Woodford Forward Have Fun on the Farm

Friends of BLC and Woodford Forward Have Fun on the Farm

For six decades, writer and Kentuckian, Wendell Berry has spoken out in defense of local agriculture, rural communities, and the importance of caring for the land. On August 19th, Friends of BLC and Woodford Forward partnered together to share an outdoor screening of Look & See, A Portrait of Wendell Berry. Waverly Farm of BLC-protected… read more

Meet Our New Office Manager, Lauren Hardesty

Meet Our New Office Manager, Lauren Hardesty

We are pleased to announce Lauren Hardesty as the newest member of the BLC staff. Lauren will serve as the officer manger and replaces Alison Freels who recently accepted a new job closer to home and family. A native of Kentucky, Lauren is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and has a degree in… read more

Education & Outreach Spotlight on Healthy Waterways

Education & Outreach Spotlight on Healthy Waterways

This summer, Bluegrass Land Conservancy participated in three family-friendly programs, all promoting the importance of healthy waterways and the impact of our interactions with the environment.   “Kentucky has tens of thousands of miles of streams and rivers. That’s a lot of water. And a lot of responsibility. It all flows downstream, so let’s be… read more

Meet Our New Development Coordinator, Amy Samples

Meet Our New Development Coordinator, Amy Samples

BLC is pleased to announce Amy Samples has joined the staff as the new Development Coordinator.  Amy, a native of Lexington, served as CoastalResilience Specialist and Research Program Coordinator with the Michigan Sea Grant at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for the last six years. We are thrilled that she will be part of our growing… read more

16th Annual Farmland Conservation Celebration & Auction

16th Annual Farmland Conservation Celebration & Auction

Thanks to more than 375 friends and neighbors, we are happy to share the 16th Annual Farmland Conservation Celebration & Auction was our most successful yet, raising over $225,000! The support of our generous sponsors, auction item donors, and guests not only protects lands for future generations – it also helps to preserve Kentucky’s farming… read more

Chicory Ridge: A Farm, a Wildlife Haven, an Inspiration

Chicory Ridge: A Farm, a Wildlife Haven, an Inspiration

It could have been chopped up by haphazard development — but instead, this farm’s beautiful pastures, quiet woodlands, and wildflowers will remain part of the long rural history of Harrison County. Susan Richards, a poet who has lived on this land, known as Chicory Ridge, for almost 50 years with her husband, Dick, reflected that,… read more