Earth Heart Growers (EHG) is a non-profit organization created to support the well-being of Charleston’s public school children. We offer in-school gardening, cooking, baking and marketing lessons that emphasize sustainable practices and cultivate eating habits, healthy lifestyle choices and living in balance with the environment.
EHG also connects the Charleston School District with Joseph Fields Farm, a local certified organic fruit and vegetable farm in Johns Island, SC.
Around 100 adolescents, from different socio-economic backgrounds, receive agricultural instruction; organic farming, harvesting and cooking local vegetables, work in STEM related projects, experience hands-on learning opportunities in sustainable agricultural practices, and of course making the school CSA happen! -delivering healthy produce to our school’s families.
Earth Heart Growers facilitates educational partnerships between three local Montessori schools and Joseph Fields Farm of Johns Island. Helen and Joseph Fields and family are third generation farmers of Gullah-Geechee lineage, who grow and distribute a wide variety of fresh and local organic produce.