Overlook Farm, MA

amaranths in Peru garden
amaranths in Peru garden

Sister, neice and I visited Overlook Farm on Saturday, an educational endeavor in eastern-central Massachusetts, owned and run by Heifer International.  Visitors are welcome to look around the grounds and the demonstration gardens include small sites representing how people live around the world.  The garden representing Peru had the broadest display of amaranth varieties that I’ve seen recently, where it’s used as a food crop.

Amaranth
Amaranth

My sister and I both live in heavily wooded areas with small spaces for gardens and my niece lives in a condo where she gardens on her deck.  We were green with envy on seeing the two acre food garden on a sunny slope, not a wisp of shade in sight.

Cabbage in the food garden
Cabbage in the food garden
cabbages and brocolli
cabbages and brocolli
Bright Lights swiss chard
Bright Lights swiss chard