Entries by llt-admin

The Bearberry Barn

Our series of barn stories recalls the significance of these structures to individuals and communities. Edna Bakken tells how a Ranger Station barn evolved into her rural community’s Heritage & Arts Centre … READ HER STORY

Share A Barn Story

The telling and sharing of stories is one way to conserve the past. We’re looking for stories and photos of barns to share on our social media and website. Do you have one to share? READ MORE …            

Art From The Heart

  Last June Alberta artist and Circle of Friends member Lorene Runham approached us with a fundraising idea …       She planned to open her garage on weekends during the summer to showcase her art work and wearable art. She offered to donate 50% of her proceeds to Legacy. We were delighted to accept […]

We’re Over the Top

What a birthday we had! Our goal was $888.88 to buy much-needed equipment. By the time donations were counted we’d raised $1288.88! Thanks to everyone who helped turn our wishes into reality. (Yes, someone donated $88.88 🙂) It’s hard to put into words what these donations mean. With the additional funds, we’ll be able to […]

Let’s Celebrate!

  Legacy’s turns 8 on October 20 … and we’re celebrating with a virtual party! We’d like to raise $888.88 in the next 7 days. Donations will help us purchase two new game cameras and their accessories, educational items like botany hand lenses, and items to make putting on events more impactful. In this video […]

Calendars on Sale!

Our New Calendars Are Here! Inside you’ll find 55 full-colour photos of animals, plants and landscapes taken by 28 local photographers. The calendars sell for $20. The money goes toward our conservation and stewardship work. You can buy your copy at our office in Olds, Monday to Friday. We accept cash, cheque, credit card (VISA […]

Is Blite a Blight?

Strawberry Blite pops up in my garden almost every year. I don’t plant it and I have no idea how it arrived. At a time when many plants are winding down, it always surprises me with its bright colour and enthusiasm. It goes by many names including Strawberry Spinach (the leaves are edible), Strawberry Goosefoot, […]

Art Show & Sale

Join Legacy and Paint the Barn Red artists!   Olds Evergreen Centre 5237-52 St Olds, AB Friday Sept 17   4:00 –  8:00 pm Saturday Sept 18  10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday Sept 19  12:00 noon – 4:00 pm Although we’ve had to postpone the Art Show because of new Covid concerns you can still […]

A Gift of Trees

Earlier this summer, Legacy received a call from the Agroforestry & Woodlot Extension Society (AWES). They had some good news. Several hundred tree and shrub saplings had become available. A forestry project elsewhere had fallen through, and the saplings were ready to be planted. Certainly exciting but we needed to find somewhere to plant them, […]

Walking on the Wild Side

July 7th was my first monitoring visit of one of Legacy Land Trust’s conservation easements. Owl Ridge, southwest of Water Valley, is nestled under the canopy of aspen and spruce.  The day began with picking Tall Buttercups for Legacy’s annual Buttercup Blitz event. Every year volunteers come out and aid in eradicating this noxious weed […]