THE GOOD EARTH is owned and managed by Joyce and John Holscher and was opened in 1995 on Seven Mile Rd. in Hope RI. In the spring of 2001 they moved to their new location-a former dairy farm-once operated by the Knight brothers. Since then they've been tending the soil and growing their business to provide the gardening community with an oasis of peace and beauty.
Joyce & John decided it was time to retire a while back and the transition of ownership of the farm to their good friends at Southside Community Land Trust took place on July 2nd 2021.
SCLT is working on a plan for having organically grown produce for sale at the Good Earth during the summer.
Before opening THE GOOD EARTH
John grew up in a family with a long history in horticulture and was out in the greenhouse with his father and grandfather at a very early age bundling cut flowers and gathering the knowledge that would lead to his interest in Organic Farming.
"At THE GOOD EARTH, we like to grow relationships too, preferring to think of our customers as friends. We sprinkle information around freely. So whether you’re an experienced gardener or just getting started, come visit us at the corner of
Another of our goals is to work with others to help build a community that supports a thriving local economy and values sustainability, quality of life, and a healthy environment.