organic green smoothies

Drink Your Greens: Spring Smoothies to Make Now

April 22, 2017

The spring sun and warmth calls for smoothies as well as greens. We tumble frozen berries into our relic of a blender, given to us when my parents upgraded to a Vitamix.  And I’m here to tell you: you don’t need the latest and greatest blender to make great smoothies! Seriously, this pea-green solid state blender from … Read more

harvesting organic pea shoots

Easy Peasy: Grow Your Own Organic Pea Shoots

April 19, 2017

After hearty meals of roots and meat over the winter months, my body craves green. I want fresh, light meals (I feel lighter even just being next to the trays of seedlings in the greenhouse).  Thank goodness for the over-wintered spinach and lettuce! If you don’t have overwintered greens (we didn’t until just this year!), there’s a … Read more

organic flower bouquet

You Can Plant Beauty

April 17, 2017

“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” ~ Rumi You can plant beauty You can create beauty Your life is a unique expression of energy Your expressions are powerful How do you choose to move? Want to grow the bouquet above? Here’s … Read more

Rudbeckia flowers

Overwhelm the World with Good

April 10, 2017

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” ~Desmond Tutu Plant a seed.  Water it.  Help it grow.  This is my little bit of good. There are so many ways to manifest your life, so many ways to start and to grow. … Read more

Farmer and seed packets, making a flower plan

Field Notes: Snow, Mud, and Seeding

April 8, 2017

{Field Notes come out every Friday, and are a look back on the week in the fields, greenhouse, and farm life.  What are you growing?  Share your own field notes in the comments below.}   The fields are still covered with snow, but this week’s rain is doing all it can to change that. Meanwhile, … Read more

organic tomato seedlings in flats

Sow What (and Where?): a seed starting primer

April 5, 2017

It’s spring!  And that means it’s time to sow seeds. If you live in a northern state like Vermont, it also means there’s still snow on the ground.  So we sow indoors. Each crop has it’s own specifications when it comes to seeding: number of days to emergence, soil temperature, light, etc.  Keeping it all straight … Read more

Kate Spring Welcome to The Good Heart Life: an organic gardening and lifestyle blog where we grow beauty, joy, and nourishment for the body, soul, and earth.  

I’m Kate Spring: organic farmer, mother, and chief inspiration officer at Good Heart Farmstead and The Good Heart Life.

Grow along with us, and together we’ll cultivate a more lively, joyful world one {organic} seed at a time.