A Season In Photos

Shannon Mathews

Mustard still covers much of our garden's ground in December, growing tastier with every frost, and I find myself overwhelmed with recalling the past year's experiences. I've never been good at specifics when sharing such a full and multi-layered experience and tend to get all philosophical and poetic. I’d like to spare that side of myself, and share with you a few moments from this season in a way that much of our communication is done in the garden - through the directness of photographs.

Every garden has a unique personality, because of the people who cultivate it.

The farm and gardens are a place to get to know each other

They are a place to work hard and learn together.

They are a place to eat vegetables, vegetables, and more vegetables!

The market is a place for exotic foods, games, and madness of all sorts.

And, this time of year is a time to watch flowers fall and appreciate the seeds that they leave with us.

Whoops, those doggone metaphors got me wrapped around their sappy fingers.

Allegheny Mountain Institute

PO Box 542

Staunton, VA 24402 


AMI at Augusta Health


Fishersville, VA

Allegheny Farm Campus 


Hightown, VA