IMG02825-20121006-12581Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth.

The farm is located in Rutland, MA about 60 miles west of Boston and we decided to take a trip up there, it was absolutely gorgeous! Other than the amazing produce, they have a large amount of animals like bees, chickens, guinea pigs, ducks, pigs, alpaca, llama, goats, sheep, cattle, water buffalo, yak, a camel, a dog, and several barn cats.

Global Garden’s Board of Directors gathered in Sterling Mass. for their annual meeting. One highlight of their visit to Massachusetts was their tour of Heifer International’s 270 acre Overlook Farm.

Kudos to this charitable organization for showing how to do it right! From their brilliant variety of organic vegetables and spices to the walking tour that meanders through the gently sloping landscape, sprinkled with vignettes of our world’s diverse indigenous livestock and agricultural crops and housing… Stay in touch – more images and stories to come!

Barbara George