The Northern Neck Master Gardeners maintain several different Demonstration Gardens located throughout the Northern Neck. These gardens illustrate ideas, plant varieties, and gardening techniques for various applications.
One of these gardens is the Farm Museum Garden located at the Northern Neck Farm Museum located at 12705 Northumberland Highway, east of Heathsville. The Farm Museum Garden produces a variety of vegetables and fruits. During the growing season, the vegetables and fruits are delivered weekly to the Healthy Harvest Food Bank in Warsaw.
“So far this year, we’ve delivered 435 pounds of food to the Food Bank,” said Susan Losapio, co-chair of the NNMG Farm Museum garden project. “Among the many vegetables and fruits harvested are beets, blackberries, bok choy, carrots, collards, cucumbers, herbs, mixed lettuce, okra, radishes, sashito peppers, spinach, squash, Swiss chard, and turnips.”
Master Gardeners recently planted sweet potatoes, and other vegetables still to be harvested include more cabbage, a variety of herbs, lima beans, and tomatoes.
“The Northern Neck Master Gardeners work at the garden every Tuesday morning from spring through the fall,” said Bonnie Schaschek, co-chair of the NNMG Farm Museum garden project. “Visitors are welcome and the Master Gardeners will gladly answer gardening questions.”