Announcing a generous donation!


Dear Friends of the Homestead, We are pleased and honored to announce to you that our growing, grassroots wellness movement recently received a $5,000 grant from Christopher and LuAnne Hormel of the Fire Monkey Fund of RSF Social Finance. The funds were awarded for general operating support, and we wanted to share with you the … Continue reading Announcing a generous donation!

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Why are you a member of the Homestead?


As a membership based and volunteer powered nonprofit, we are truly blessed to count over 70 people in our active membership! The benefits of membership are many, including 10% off at our market, participation in the CSA, free events and more! (Click here to read all about the benefits of membership)  There are so many … Continue reading Why are you a member of the Homestead?

Labor Day Weekend Farmer’s Market at the Homestead!


Come out to the Homestead TOMORROW for our annual Labor Day Weekend Farmer's Market - we'll have tents selling produce, honey, fiber arts and handmade jewelry - all local, all sustainable and all wonderful! Show your support for good things happening in your community by shopping at the Homestead Market TOMORROW, Saturday September 1st from … Continue reading Labor Day Weekend Farmer’s Market at the Homestead!

101 Amazing things we’re doing to make a healthier world


Amazing thing #101: Health Literacy Programming for Kids!  We visit libraries, homeschool groups, daycare centers and public schools to get kids into health - basic anatomy with "Skully" the skeleton, role playing careers in health care, and healthy lifestyle choices! Why does Health Literacy matter?  Because 30 million people in the US have "below basic" … Continue reading 101 Amazing things we’re doing to make a healthier world

Do you recognize these wild plants?


Kate Miller of Dynamic Roots and Alpine Botanicals asked me to send her a list of the wild edible and medicinal plants that I have found so far at our new location. In addition to these pictured below, I've also found wild geranium, juniper, yarrow...and more! It's almost impossible to make a complete, exhaustive list … Continue reading Do you recognize these wild plants?

Meet St. Joan’s Wort


I am always ecstatic when I get to meet a new plant - an energetic signature that I've never felt growing in-between my hands before, new opportunities to crouch down and disappear in fields of golden hypericum blossoms and listen to the humming bees and the song of Wundkraut (among her many, many other names!) … Continue reading Meet St. Joan’s Wort

Working hard to find the perfect recipe


Kate Miller and Katy Able (with Arwen Ek behind the camera) at our greenhouse elixir tasting party at Alpine Botanicals last night! Believe it or not, it took the three of us two hours to perfect six amazing recipes for our Magical Elixir Mixer party/fundraiser happening THIS Friday from 3 to 8 pm at Alpine … Continue reading Working hard to find the perfect recipe

How to make our best-selling Achy Joints Ointment!


I've had lots of folks lately asking for our Achy Joints Ointment, and by this time of the year, we are always sold out. Our infused oils and vinegars are always made with freshly, ethically, and beautifully wildcrafted herbs; and our batches are small and quality crafted by hand. (No wonder it's so popular!) Being … Continue reading How to make our best-selling Achy Joints Ointment!

5 natural ways to pamper Mom on Mother’s Day!


We love our Mothers for every reason under the sun and we want our mamas to have the best. Right now retail store shelves are teeming with "spa-in-a-box" gift sets, which look nice - but look closer: those face masks and foot soaks are full of chemicals! Save time, money and give the best to … Continue reading 5 natural ways to pamper Mom on Mother’s Day!