Open Heart Farming


Open Heart Farming is a special annual edition of Open Heart Forgery, published from 2012 through 2017, featuring food and farming themed poems by residents of Nova Scotia. The poems are poignant, passionate, political, reminiscent, and frolicking.

We believe that submitting a poem should be a positive experience. We believe in making poetry easily accessible in print and online. Open Heart Farming wants to re-kindle a love for written and spoken poetry. We love to share the stories of the poets and their poems, and give poets opportunities to read and perform their poems publicly. Poets have read at events and venues including farmers markets, libraries, and food gatherings.

We invite you to fall in love with Open Heart Farming and the poetry of the land!

Annual Issues

2017 2012  2013  2014 2015 2016

Themed Collections

OHFarming editor Mary Ellen Sullivan compiled selected poems from annual OHFarming issues into four themed collections.

Open Heart Farmers

Open Heart Spirituality

Open Heart Gardening

Open Heart Harvest


Read the Open Heart Farming blog.

See the Open Heart Farming Global TV Interview.

Read more about Open Heart Farming on the FAQ page.