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Founded in 2000: "Located in Hardwick, Vermont, on a 150 acre farm, Heartbeet is a licensed Therapeutic Community Residence recognised by the State of Vermont and has recently been incorporated into the Camphill Association of communities,where everyone, regardless of ability, can find meaning, dignity, and delight in life...

"The work we do at Heartbeet is based on a spiritual understanding of the human being, the earth, and the universe. Anthroposophy (literally "the wisdom of the human being") was conceived by Dr. Rudolf Steiner of Austria in the early decades of the 20th century. Anthroposophy has inspired innovations in many areas of life, and has given rise not only to Camphill communities, but to Waldorf education, biodynamic agriculture, and new forms of medicine, therapies and the arts. ...

"Hannah Schwartz and Jonathan Gilbert, the founders of Heartbeet, met in Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, where Hannah was born and raised, and where Jonathan was continuing his education about biodynamic agriculture. He had been introduced to anthroposophy through a program in Canada and, deeply touched by this philosophy, had gone on to a biodynamic farming and lifesharing community in Quebec. Hannah had studied social therapy and anthroposophy at the Camphill Village in Copake, NY. They married and came to Vermont to enable Hannah to finish her college degree at Goddard College..." [1]


Accessed April 2012: [2]


Web: http://www.heartbeet.org

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  1. Heartbeet About, organizational web page, accessed April 25, 2012.
  2. Heartbeet Board, organizational web page, accessed April 25, 2012.