Liz Ellis is Cooking Up a New Curriculum
We first met Liz at Jim’s last advanced cheesemaking workshop. She mentioned that she was a cook at Heifer International’s Overlook Farm in Rutland, MA. We had never heard about this farm, so we decided to check it out.
Sure enough, it was there-overlooking the rolling hills of central Massachusetts (map and directions at the end of this article.)
In case you don’t know about Heifer International, here is a description from their brochure:
Overlook Farm is a learning center, primarily for young people. It has over 20 species of animals, 3 acres of gardens and a “Global Village.” (More about this later when we do our tour.) Basically, the point of Overlook is to show young people that they can make a difference in the world and to teach them solutions to hunger and poverty.