Heidi Barr lives near the St. Croix River Valley in Minnesota with her husband and daughter where they tend a large organic vegetable garden, explore nature and do their best to live simply.
As a mother, spouse, gardener, and writer, she is committed to cultivating ways of being that are life-giving and sustainable for people, communities and the planet. She loves putting words together to paint pictures of ideas, as well as walking with others as they explore what it means to live well on a finite planet. Hiking through forests and across prairies, wading in streams, digging in the soil and surrounding herself with natural wonder help her stay grounded in reality.
About the photographers:
Noelle Pawlowski: Noelle is a native Coloradan living in South Dakota as she finishes her Art Education degree. She has spent time living and working on a number of organic farms in the Midwest and Colorado.
There’s a certain sense of pride one feels while eating food that she grew. Then there’s the sense of pride one gets while eating something that she grew from seed. Then there’s the feeling one gets while eating something that she grew from seed which she saved by painstaking hand-pollination the previous season…which is something else entirely. At the end of the day, farming is hard, dirty work. You bake in the summer heat and shiver in bone-chilling cold in the early spring and later fall. It doesn’t leave you rich. But it’s beautiful work. ~Noelle Pawlowski
Nicholas Barr: Nick is the founder of Northome Films, a Minnesota-based small-scale video production company. What began as a personal passion has transitioned into communicating others’ passions to their audience and telling their authentic story.