Earth Heart Growers

A farm-to-school initiative designed to connect students to the earth. This page is for Earth Heart Growers, a community project designed and implemented by Liz Ramirez, and Helen & Joseph of Joseph Fields Farm.

We're working with the Charleston County Public Schools to initiate a farm-to-school program, bringing children to the farm once weekly for the fall and spring growing season to learn what it means to grow your own food, care for the animals, and prepare a meal for your friends. We began with a soft launch in 2016 with our pilot program at Hursey Elementary, and will expand to include 3 pilot scho

Operating as usual

Photos from Earth Heart Growers's post 09/29/2021

Beautiful morning @stillwatermontessori planting in the garden beds!

Photos from Earth Heart Growers's post 08/13/2021

Amazing ending of the week with our first farm field trip in over a year and a half! Thank you @greenheartchs friends for visiting @josephfieldsfarm today. We had a blast exploring the fields and learning about the farmโ€™s heritage and the connection between everything. We hope yโ€™all have the best weekend. Many blessings!

Photos from Earth Heart Growers's post 08/10/2021

Volunteers! We are looking for volunteers this Saturday, August 14th, to help us rebuild garden beds @hurseymediacenter ! Special thanks to @boschusa for supporting our mission.

Photos from Earth Heart Growers's post 05/30/2021

We finished our IV EHG Garden Teacher Training we a wonderful weather morning exploring seed collection, creating garden products, cooking, learning about pest management and making organic strawberries marmalade. That was fun!

Photos from Earth Heart Growers's post 05/29/2021

Wonderful first day of training! Hands-on building, planting and playing! We explored the curriculum, made smoothies and juices and learned about growing organically, budgeting and outreach. Special thanks to @boschusa Community Fund for allowing us to offer this training to the community. Stay tune! We still have one more day to go. ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฟโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŒพ

Photos from Earth Heart Growers's post 05/29/2021

Let the Garden Teacher Training begin! Strawberries picking to start our day! @boschusa

05/25/2021

This Wednesday! Get a veggie share from Joseph Fields Farm and pick up at South Windermere, Mount Pleasant or Park Circle. Our boxes are made pre-order with organic veggies from Joseph Fields Farm and other complementary produce, that is out-of-season but people uses often when cooking. If you are interested in getting a veggie share please send DM or text โ€œveggiesโ€ at 843-906-6084. Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

This Wednesday! Get a veggie share from Joseph Fields Farm and pick up at South Windermere, Mount Pleasant or Park Circle. Our boxes are made pre-order with organic veggies from Joseph Fields Farm and other complementary produce, that is out-of-season but people uses often when cooking. If you are interested in getting a veggie share please send DM or text โ€œveggiesโ€ at 843-906-6084. Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

Photos from Earth Heart Growers's post 05/10/2021

Join us for a weekend workshop on May 29th and 30th. We will learn about the process of how to start a school/community organic garden, to maintaining the garden and successfully growing plants such as fruits and vegetables. We will explore about how to integrate standards of education in a garden curriculum; to provide a good โ€œbackboneโ€ structure that incorporates academics to the outdoors, enriching learning with meaningful experiences. A garden offers an environment full of โ€œteachable momentsโ€ and tons of โ€œconcrete learningโ€ helping young minds to understand โ€œchallenging processesโ€ in easy ways. A school garden help students to feel more connected to themselves( by finding healthier and happier ways to live), more connected to others (by working and learning together) and more connected to the environment (by being an active participant in helping and protecting it). During real life situations presented in a garden, teachers and mentors can create the perfect space to gift the studentโ€™s young brains with the chance to developing multiple intelligences while creating healthy eating habits, powerful relationships, especially with the environment, and healthier socio-emotional practices. For more information email us at: [email protected] or RSVP at our webpage at Earth (dash) heartgrowers.org | Scholarship are provided for Title I teachers. Limited spots | RSVP before May 20th. #gardeningwithkids #schoolgarden #teacheablemoments #meaningfullearning

Earth Heart Growers Garden Teacher Training May 29th and 30th, 2021 05/10/2021

Earth Heart Growers Garden Teacher Training May 29th and 30th, 2021

Join us on May 29th and 30th for a fun weekend of learning! Fulls scholarships provided for Title I teachers. Fell free to share information.

Earth Heart Growers Garden Teacher Training May 29th and 30th, 2021 May 29, 8:30 AM โ€“ May 30, 2:30 PM

Earth Heart Growers Partners with the Bosch Community Fund to Launch Garden Teacher Training 05/04/2021

Earth Heart Growers Partners with the Bosch Community Fund to Launch Garden Teacher Training

https://www.holycitysinner.com/2021/04/27/earth-heart-growers-partners-with-the-bosch-community-fund-to-launch-garden-teacher-training/

Earth Heart Growers Partners with the Bosch Community Fund to Launch Garden Teacher Training Press Release When Garden Teacher and Montessori Educator Liz Ramirez founded Earth Heart Growers (EHG) in 2015, her vision was simple: to connect school children with the source of their food โ€“ from seed, to soil, to plate. Ramirez started at Hursey Elementary in North Charleston, and has since p...

EHG Intro to the cosmos - Subtitulos en espanol 04/23/2021

EHG Intro to the cosmos - Subtitulos en espanol

Happy Earth ๐ŸŒ Day! If you have five minutes, please celebrate with us ๐ŸŒŽ-Day by checking out our โ€œIntro to the cosmosโ€ video clip! With the support of @boschusa and the help of Charleston Video Service, we are thrilled to share this EHG original virtual lesson with you and your family! We also hope teachers in the country and, other Hispanic countries, can use it and share it with their students at their schools. This EHG virtual lesson brings awareness about how we are all connected and, ways to help out planet. Please, find link below and feel free to share. Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒบโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v4rkk-JSE50&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1QNJI0Bm8KrRvEra5oBMuif5aQ3axh-BecpMGnlTtU9sWxwspxTxxX3UQ #earthday #earthday2021 #organicfarming #organicgardening #gardeningwithchildren #teenagefarmer #local #sc #charleston #charlestonsc #johnsisland #northcharleston @hurseymediacenter

EHG Intro to the cosmos - Subtitulos en espanol Introduction al cosmos es una herramienta para crear consciencia, promoviendo un poco mas de entendimiento acerca de donde venimos; desde el universo, nuestr...

Photos from Earth Heart Growers's post 04/22/2021

โ€œWe do not inherent the earth ๐ŸŒŽ from our ancestors, we borrow it from our childrenโ€ Native America Proverb. We hope yโ€™all are celebrating Earth Day today! At Hursey Ms. Moritz is celebrating with the students by harvesting organic lettuce an strawberries from the garden and having a garden fresh salad! #gardeningwithkids #organicfood #gardeningatschool

Photos from Earth Heart Growers's post 04/10/2021

It is strawberry season!!! certified organic ones from @josephfieldsfarm are the best! Did you know you can visit @josephfieldsfarm and pick your own organic berries from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridayโ€™s and Saturdayโ€™s? Yes! U pick your own at $5 per pound! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŒพ bring your family to @josephfieldsfarm visit the Fieldโ€™s Market ( at the entrance) let them know you and your family would love to get some organic berries ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ then, enjoy the whole experience! a 3rd generation family owned organic farm located in Johns Island at 3129 River Rd. 10-15 min from James island and 30 min from downtown Charleston! Come out and support our dedicated black farmers. Blessings! ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฟโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ“

Photos from Earth Heart Growers's post 03/17/2021

Todayโ€™s veggie share exposed @holycityfarmersmarket ! Sign up to get your veggie share next week and, have a wonderful time at the market, enjoying food and beer outdoors @holycitybrewing Let us know if you would like a veggie share!

03/16/2021

Sign up today and pick up tomorrow! 18# Local organic veggies from Joseph Fields farm and other supplementary produce. This week we will have an additional pick up location @holycityfarmersmarket at 4:00pm . Join the growing team and support local businesses. Blessings

Sign up today and pick up tomorrow! 18# Local organic veggies from Joseph Fields farm and other supplementary produce. This week we will have an additional pick up location @holycityfarmersmarket at 4:00pm . Join the growing team and support local businesses. Blessings

Photos from Earth Heart Growers's post 02/26/2021

Thanks @boschusa for becoming part of the growers team! This year @boschusa is allowing to build a new garden and continue providing new materials and gardening supplies for our schools gardens in different title one schools of the Charleston area. We are happy to announce that we have 15 scholarships for title one school teachers for our spring EHG garden teacher training! There are many other surprises sprouting, stay tuned! #charleston #northcharlestonsc #gardening #gardeningwithkids

Photos from Earth Heart Growers's post 02/12/2021

Todayโ€™s garden lesson @hurseyschool : โ€œAccept what it is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will beโ€ with spring around the corner we are assessing our winter crops and cleaning up some beds. We learned that in our garden is important to let go of the old plants to create space for the new season planting! We are now harvesting broccoli, cauliflower, scallions, parsley, cilantro and other! We realized that we can also learn from the garden little tips that can help us in our own lifeโ€™s; Where in our live do we need to let go of the past or the old stories to move forward and, to create space for better things to come? #gardeningwithkids #northcharlesron #charleston #dominion #bosch #cadoicecream

12/19/2020

โ€œMaybe Christmas, he thought, doesnโ€™t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit moreโ€ Dr. Seuss.
Thank you everyone! This year was hard in so many ways however; yโ€™all made it a lot easier! We have two more dates to get veggies shares before the 2020 finally ends! Order now and get your veggies on Mondayโ€™s 12/21/2020 and 12/28/2020. Happy Holidays!

12/16/2020

This Friday! Support a local farm and get your fridge full of veggies. Double goodness! Delivery option is available for a $5 - $10 fee depending on distance. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ“ธ @vincentjamesdesigns

12/09/2020

This Friday! Order a veggie share from Joseph Fields Farm and pick it up at different locations. Easy way to support our favorite local organic farmer! Please note: veggie shares include organic veggies from the Joseph Fields Farm farm and other SC grown veggies to keep with variety. Thank you!

12/07/2020

Last year, in August, we got to replace all the lumber at our garden at Hursey Montessori with the help of fabulous volunteers. Unfortunately, we used nails instead of screws and we are looking for a few handyman/women, with access to a wireless drill, to help us connecting the lumber back together. Please, let us know if you would like to help! Email us at [email protected] . Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

12/07/2020

โ€˜โ€˜Tis is the season to be jolly! Gardening, restocking bird feeders and hummingbird bottles. Itโ€™s a morning with happy plants, happy birds and crafty students at the garden classroom. Adolescences @hurseyschool worked today in using the dry cardinal vines to make Christmas wreaths. Nature provide us with all the material we need. We hope yโ€™all have a great week ahead. #northcharleston #gardeningkids #schoolgraden #outdoorlearning

11/18/2020

Get ready and get veggies!This Friday we will be delivering veggies from Joseph Fields Farm! 18 pounds/$35. We will be happy to customized a few veggies if available at the farm. This week we have; sweet potatoes, squash, zucchini, corn, green beans or brussels, collards or kale, broccoli, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, white potatoes, peppers and other! Let us know if you would like a share. Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

10/28/2020

This week @hurseyschool Low-incident students helped beautifying the entrance of the school! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜They had fun cleaning up and planting pansies and mums to make Ms. Carol and Ms. Atwood, at the front office, smile! ๐Ÿ˜Š weeding is finally coming to an end and our beautiful organic compost just arrived! Special shout out to @muscurbanfarm for donating many cold season seedlings! We got amazing looking little; kale, broccoli, purple cabbage and cauliflower. Canโ€™t wait!!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฟโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿณ #northcharleston #organicgardening #gardeningwithkids #healthyeating #handsonscience

10/21/2020

This Friday is Veggies Friyay! Order 18 pounds of produce now and choose your pick up location. When you purchase our veggie share you are supporting one of Charlestonโ€™s oldest family owned farm! PM, e-mail is or text us to get a share this Friday! Feel free to share info with neighbors, family and friends! Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š . #charlestonsc #parkcircle #mountpleasant #isleofpalms #southwindermere #westashley

10/13/2020

Veg-YAY Friday! Get your local veggies from Joseph Fields Farm this Friday. 18 pounds per $35.00 and the good feeling of helping one of Charleston oldest farmer and family. One time share and repeat as you wish! Let us know if you would like a veggie box this Friday. Door delivery option is available! Thank you so much for your support and love. Blessings!

10/12/2020

Join us at MUSC Urban Farm in November 14th and 15th, 2020 for our Garden Teacher Training! Visit our webpage or email us to save your spot. This training will be outdoors with a 10 people max. Participants, starting on Saturday, nov 14th, from 8:[email protected] a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, nov 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

10/12/2020

Lettuce thank @ritasroots for all this lettuce and cabbage organic seedlings! Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ Our @hurseyschool students are busy this morning cleaning them up for planting. #northcharlestonsc #charlestonsc #organicgardening

10/05/2020

Last but not least! Finally, adolescences @hurseyschool in @northcharleston had the chance to dig and harvest the organic sweet potatoes! Students remembered the importance of the soil nutrients and we got to explore in our compost to observations on what happened to all the food wasted we left there. Amazing connections at the garden classroom. Flowers are taking over and, weeding is out priority this week so, Primary Montessori students are invited to help cutting flowers to take back to their classrooms for flowers arrangement work. How fun! From the garden to the class. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿณ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒ #montessorilove #gardeningatschool #organicgardening #charleston #charlestonsc

10/02/2020

After a couple weeks of Garden rules, procedures and weeding students were introduced to soil. What is soil? Why is important to have a healthy and nutritious soil in our garden? They also started planting using organic seeds and labeling and, recollected some sunflowers seeds from dead flowers. Intro to seeds ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿ”ฌGrowing minds with big hearts!

09/14/2020

@hurseyschool Ms. Lucy started the school year rocking the garden teaching! Ms. Lucy took EHG garden teacher training in 2019 and now she is teaching the children the EHG curriculum! This week students got to harvest all the muscadine grapes and use those in their classroom. Weeding and planting some organic seeds for the cold season is coming up! Digging sweet potatoes is one of the children favorite thing to do at the garden. Plentiful to do in the fresh outdoors. What a blessing! #gardening #organicgardening #schoolgarden #teachersrock #northcharlestonsc

09/14/2020

Last week out CSA box was full of color and variety! Cantaloupe, cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, peppers, sweet potatoes, corn, peaches and lemons! 18+ for $35.00 . Email, text or PM if you would like a veggie share this week. Add a $5 to $10 donation benefiting Earth Heart Growers and get a sweet hand printed apron in your box. Please, feel free to share information. Door/cooler delivery available for $5+ fee depending of distance. Thank yโ€™all! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพโ€๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒถ #charleston #mountpleasant #parkcircle #veggies #localfood

09/07/2020

@josephfieldsfarm CSA share available for Wednesday and Friday! PM, text or email us if you would like a 18 pounds box of produce.Last week we had; watermelon, cucumbers, squash, sweet potatoes, peppers, muscadine grapes, tomatoes, corn, carrots and lemons. Feel free to share info with friends and neighbors! Thank you ๐Ÿ™ #charlestonsc #jamesisland #mountpleasantsc #parkcirclesc

09/03/2020

Adaptation and transformation might take us out of our comfort zone however, it is the love for our students, for the earth and for knowledge what make us thrive! So much love and respect for @ccsd teachers doing everything possible and working extra hard to make this school year work for Charlestonโ€™s students. We love yโ€™all! @hurseyschool

08/31/2020

Hope yโ€™all have a great weekend! This week we are missing our students working and learning from Joseph Fields however, plans are being made and aligned; farm field trips options and edu-camps are being offered and our CSA is available for pick up at different locations on Wednesday and Friday! This weekโ€™s spotlight goes to YAHOLA tea! A Charlestonโ€™s crafted tea option to add on your CSA box for extra $8.00! Support a local - women owned business when you add this tea to our CSA box. It is delicious!!! Hit me up if you would like to try it out. Please, feel free to share info. Thank you and have the best week!

Videos (show all)

Joseph and supporters drumming at the farm!
Happening now at Back To The Earth Fundraiser
EHG Garden Teacher Training is at the end of April! We will have it in person in Charleston, SC or, online depending on ...
With so much new construction and building happening in our city, an incredible amount of forest being devastated and an...
Community Supported Agriculture is a great way to support our local farms. It makes our heart bigger to know that @josep...
It is important for us to take the time to talk with our students about climate change, meat consumption and meditating ...
Today our primary students are learning about companion plants and getting their hands dirty planting some organic kale....
Upper Elementary students are listening to different Native American stories everyday to open their garden time. Stories...
@hurseyschool Montessori school, Lower Elementary students work testing the soilโ€™s ph and replenishing the garden beds w...
Primary students are so excited to come out to the garden! They are now practicing how to carry garden tools before they...
Morning of working in the garden. Conversations about the food they eat and garden โ€œhelpersโ€ like spiders are usually th...

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3129 River Road
Johns Island, SC
29455

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