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Heartbeet in the News

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Bob Stuhlmann, father of Chris who lives in Konig House, has written an article that has been featured on Read on: A Father’s Expectations Change When His Child is Born With Down Syndrome By Robert Stuhlmann Article originally published in, December 2, 2014 (link to article here) In the summer of 1978, my […]

Summer 2014: A Growing Season

From left: Annie Volmer (development coordinator), Jessie Barber (gardener) and Charlie Nardozzi

Written by Jessie Barber The 2014 “growing” season has been just that, in more than one sense of the word.  Currently spanning about one and a half acres and feeding the 45 people who call Heartbeet home, the Heartbeet gardens were bustling with activity and hard work this summer.  Regular workshop crews included as many […]

Rhythm in community life

Odile (r) with Renna

Written by Odile Carroll I think that any person who has ever had Heartbeet touch his or her life in any way for any length of time has struggled at one point or another to adequately explain its being to the outside world. I find that my success in doing this often depends on how […]

Home Away from Home

Dominik (Dome), left and Mac

It’s been a wonderful time visiting my home and my extended family in Hardwick. I arrived tired and exhausted from the final exams of my first semester at university. And for sure I’ll leave with recharged batteries and motivation to proceed. Spending time with people I love, makes me appreciate every moment that I can […]

Heartbeet’s Dairy Workshop

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Holy cow we are a lucky bunch of folks!  We have four beautiful Jersey/Swiss cows that feed exclusively on grass year-round and make nutritious, delicious milk for us to consume.  From these four lovely ladies we get much more than our community of 45 can drink.  So, we’ve created a dairy workshop which meets four […]

Heartbeet Barn Raising

Heartbeet barn raising

A truly remarkable and important community building experience.  On Tuesday, July 8th, which was a brilliant picturesque summer morning, everyone in the Heartbeet community gathered to help collectively “raise” a wall for our new barn addition.  The barn wall and addition is harvested timber of rough-cut spruce and fir from the Heartbeet property that was […]