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 me

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Photos from Earth Heart Growers's post 05/12/2022

Farm Field Trips are the best! We always have so much fun when students visit the farm and get a hands on experience in the company of a master organic farmer: Joseph Fields himself. Students of enjoyed the outdoors while learning about organic farming, meeting the Fields family and listening the history of the farm. They also harvested produce and prepared a meal using the fresh veggies and fruits. They had a blast and a meaningful experience that will eventually offer a deeper understanding of healthy eating habits and sustainable practices. Special thanks to for all the support to make this space happen for our Charleston’s youth. Have a blessed day y’all!

Photos from Earth Heart Growers's post 04/20/2022

Healthy munchies and munchkins faces! Harvest day . Children harvested celery, strawberries, parsley and dill today. What a wonderful things is to see children eating straight out of their own organic garden. They also planted tomatoes, peppers, squash, zucchini and other warm season plants. Many blessings!

Photos from Earth Heart Growers's post 04/08/2022

Beautiful day with students from R. B. Stall High School . They enjoyed the outdoors learning experience, harvested and prepared their own lunch using the organic produce from the farm.


We had a blast at our in-school field trips today at two different schools! This was an amazing collaboration with and Students had fun learning from Helen Fields about organic farming, seasonal growing and harvesting and more! We can’t wait to visit more schools soon!

Photos from Earth Heart Growers's post 03/21/2022

We are thrilled about going back to the farm! Two years without farm field trips due to COVID bus restrictions and now?! just a couple weeks before we have our first group coming back! Can’t wait. Check out our website for more information about field trips to Joseph Fields Farm.

Photos from Earth Heart Growers's post 03/09/2022

Nothing better than seeing children with their hands in the soil. Planting, planting and planting! Feeding the soul. Thank you and for sponsoring us and donating to our gardens. -gardening

Photos from Earth Heart Growers's post 02/23/2022

This is what is all about! Today we harvested and try our organic broccoli . We got to smell and try out lavender and spinach. So good to eat straight out of our little garden.


Yummy organic broccoli 🥦 children can’t wait to try this flower out! The magic of the garden 🙌🏾😉💗🥦🤷🏽‍♀️

Photos from Earth Heart Growers's post 02/09/2022

Good day students cleaned up the garden and learned about soil and nutrients in it. We planted some seeds and had a great time with our hands in the soil.

Photos from Earth Heart Growers's post 02/03/2022

Beautiful morning to work in the garden, planting seeds directly to the fresh soil.

Photos from Earth Heart Growers's post 02/03/2022

Sweet garden morning with . We had so much fun replenishing garden beds, observing what is growing and planting new seeds.

Photos from Earth Heart Growers's post 12/06/2021

So much fun! Before and after; planting and sprouting. At Still Water Montessori students learned about seeds and planted some spinach and carrots seeds before thanksgiving break to arrived at school after the holidays to find their little seeds sprouting! This time we talked about living and non living things; recognize the needs of the living things and aligned it with the plants to learn how to feed them. Exploring and learning with a hands-on experience.

Photos from Earth Heart Growers's post 11/12/2021

Today at the garden classroom students were learning about cold weather plants, flowers and they were getting ready to plant bulbs. They are also preparing for story soup on Monday! sent a full box with organic veggies harvested today at the farm. It’s going to be a delicious soup and healthy bodies kind of Monday.

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

Beautiful morning 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 friends for visiting today. We had a blast exploring the fields and learning about the farm’s heritage and the connection between everything. We hope y’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 ! Special thanks to 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 Community Fund for allowing us to offer this training to the community. Stay tune! We still have one more day to go. 🌺🙌🏾💕👨🏿‍🌾👨🏽‍🍳👩🏽‍🌾

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

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


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 “veggies” at 843-906-6084. Thank you 🙏🏽

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 “backbone” structure that incorporates academics to the outdoors, enriching learning with meaningful experiences. A garden offers an environment full of “teachable moments” and tons of “concrete learning” helping young minds to understand “challenging processes” 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 student’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) | Scholarship are provided for Title I teachers. Limited spots | RSVP before May 20th.

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

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 – 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 🌍 Day! If you have five minutes, please celebrate with us 🌎-Day by checking out our “Intro to the cosmos” video clip! With the support of 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 🙏🏽🌎🌈🌺☀️👁

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

“We do not inherent the earth 🌎 from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children” Native America Proverb. We hope y’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!

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

It is strawberry season!!! certified organic ones from are the best! Did you know you can visit and pick your own organic berries from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Friday’s and Saturday’s? Yes! U pick your own at $5 per pound! 🍓💕👩🏽‍🌾 bring your family to visit the Field’s Market ( at the entrance) let them know you and your family would love to get some organic berries 🍓💕🧑🏼‍🌾🌺🥰👌🏽 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! 👨🏿‍🌾🍓🌞💕👩🏽‍🌾🙏🏽🤗🍓

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

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


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 at 4:00pm . Join the growing team and support local businesses. Blessings

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

Thanks for becoming part of the growers team! This year 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!

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

Today’s garden lesson : “Accept what it is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be” 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 life’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?


“Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more” Dr. Seuss.
Thank you everyone! This year was hard in so many ways however; y’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 Monday’s 12/21/2020 and 12/28/2020. Happy Holidays!


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 😊 📸


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!


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 😊


‘‘Tis is the season to be jolly! Gardening, restocking bird feeders and hummingbird bottles. It’s a morning with happy plants, happy birds and crafty students at the garden classroom. Adolescences worked today in using the dry cardinal vines to make Christmas wreaths. Nature provide us with all the material we need. We hope y’all have a great week ahead.

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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 soil’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...






3129 River Road
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Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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