Natalie Forstbauer,
Founder and Editor-In-Chief

Natalie was born and raised on an organic and biodynamic farm in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Canada. 

She brings a wealth of diverse experience in the farming industry to Heart & Soil Magazine with her entrepreneurial mindset, training in alternative medicine, and experience working with her family's award-winning farm.

On the business side of regenerative farming, Natalie has pretty much done it all: selling into stores, wholesalers, restaurants, and at farmers' markets throughout British Columbia. Working on the front lines of the emerging organic retail industry, she's packed orders in organic warehouses, sold her family farm products into retailers across Canada such as Whole Foods, and discovered true healing through a brain injury while farming.

Natalie is passionate about discovering and sharing what makes a farm successful on all levels. It's not just about the food you grow. It's about connecting with your farm, the people you sell to, how you grow your business, how you take care of yourself as a farmer... how you take care of your soil, and the land you farm, and how you care for and nurture the animals, wildlife, bugs, and ecosystem.

Heart & Soil Magazine is Natalie's response to the demand for quality information and advice with the increasing popularity of regenerative farming around the world.

Natalie also owns a small organic farm in Southeastern Saskatchewan.

Leslie Ambrose,
Executive Editor

Leslie is a best selling author, Certified Transformational Leader, and editor extraordinaire of Heart & Soil Magazine, as well as a nature lover and backyard gardener with a passion for authenticity.

When she's not behind the computer screen as chief pencil pusher for Heart & Soil, you will often find her in the kitchen cooking her favourite fresh foods for her family and friends or on adventures with her daughters.

She brings her wisdom as a sage communicator, coach, and creative in her work with others. Her humour and divine essence puts people at ease to deepen into their inner wisdom and to connect with what matters most. Her background includes a Bachelors in Business, Certified Public Accounting, and varied business experience.

Personal note:

As editor, I've had the pleasure of exploring fascinating content in the world of regenerative farming & gardening. I'm amazed at the direct impact of agriculture and soil health on our own health. DIRECT IMPACT.

I’ve read science, data, research, and hands-on experience from global experts, farmers, and gardeners, and I understand so clearly how our climate and global regeneration is dependent on regenerative agricultural practices. Our Earth needs us all to be mindful soil stewards, whether farming, tending a yard, or choosing which food to buy. 

I’m thrilled to be part of the Heart & Soil Community, a rich and resourceful network of uplifting connection and powerful impact.