guiding principles for growing food and growing your life
Good Food Feeds our Bodies, Minds & Spirits
and feeds the soil, too! Likewise, when we tend to the soil, we tend to our bodies. Organic, regenerative growing practices are the foundation of nourishing, nutrient-dense food.
Healthy living benefits everyone
Our capacity for caring increases when we take care of ourselves. Give yourself a quiet moment every day to nurture your body, heart, and soul. There are endless ways to love yourself. Here are a few: Drink Water. Get enough sleep. Take deep breaths each morning. Eat vegetables. Eat chocolate.
Diversity = Strength, Resilience & Sustainability
Polyculture, a fancy way to say many different crops planted among each other, is diversity in action. On farms, in gardens, and everywhere in nature, living systems thrive on diversity. Alternatively, monocultures (fields of just one crop) are highly susceptible of disease and pest damage, and tend to deplete the soil rather than build it. At Good Heart, we know the same is true of people: a diverse community supports resilience, opens hearts, and encourages healthy growth.
All people have the innate ability to live in balance on Earth
We are part of nature. We can contribute to balance rather than discord. As Thich Nhat Hanh so aptly describes, we all have seeds inside of us. We get to decide which seeds to water. Water the seeds of love, joy, compassion. Water the seeds that truly bring you more alive.
The Land is our respite and our teacher
A connection to the land offers a retreat from the busyness of our lives, and teaches us how to bring grounded strength into our everyday.
Joy sparks joy
Simple as that. Give joy, get joy, give joy: go on, smile. (I’m smiling, too).