Happy New Year from our Homestead to yours


It's been an amazing year here at the Homestead - our biggest accomplishment was becoming a REAL tax-exempt, 501c3 nonprofit! Hurrah! Enjoy this short video, and see you in the new year! Love the Homestead? Donate today!

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Announcing the launch of our CSA!


Dear Friends, We are excited to announce our first concrete step toward building a sustainable Gilpin County, launching our first CSA! What is a CSA? Community Supported Agriculture is a way for local folks to pre-pay for seasonal, organic produce. Your money goes directly to the farmers to invest in seeds, soil and labor, and … Continue reading Announcing the launch of our CSA!

101 Ways The Homestead Helps the Community


Grant Writing is one of my favorite pastimes. Seriously. I turn the lights down, put on some sweet, mantra-laced techno/trance beats, and I'm in the "Homestead Zone". "How does your nonprofit benefit the community?" "How many people does your nonprofit serve?" "What are your most successful programs?" All my favorite questions. The Holistic Homestead offers … Continue reading 101 Ways The Homestead Helps the Community

Holistic Health Fair a SUCCESS!


AND...if you're following us on Facebook, take advantage of our online silent auction continuing throughout December! Thank you to all who attended! This was a great fundraiser for the Homestead, everyone walked away knowing a little more, feeling more aligned, relaxed, released, in-tune, and joyful. We made $327 at the fair, and still have a … Continue reading Holistic Health Fair a SUCCESS!

Don’t miss our BIGGEST event of the year…


Our 2nd Annual Holistic Health Fair is our biggest fundraiser of the year! It is really a testament to the passion and energy in our community that we have 7 healers, 4 vendors, 3 performers/presenters, and LOTS of goodies donated to our silent auction! Don't miss your chance to have a one-on-one with Laura Michael, … Continue reading Don’t miss our BIGGEST event of the year…

What is a ‘holistic’ Health Fair?


Here in Colorado, Channel 9 News sponsors something called the "9 Health Fair". These fairs happen all over the state throughout the year and feature vaccination clinics, blood donation areas, dental exams, eye exams, BMI checking, A1C and diabetes testing, mental health testing, blood pressure and more. It's an amazing opportunity to know your baseline, … Continue reading What is a ‘holistic’ Health Fair?

How effective are your online donations?


I recently got some very worthwhile questions from a prospective donor: "Why should I donate online? I hesitate because I know those crowdfunding sites take a percentage of all donations. How much does CrowdRise, Facebook, PayPal and Amazon Smile get from each donation?" Embarrassingly, I couldn't answer these questions off the top of my head. … Continue reading How effective are your online donations?

Announcing Mountain Mama Fun Run, August 12!


Dear Friends of the Homestead, I love our Mountain Mamas - some of the toughest mamas on the planet. We raise our families at 8,000+ feet, we shovel snow, we drag slash, we chop wood...and we love it! One of the first formulas I created when I moved to the mountains was my Mountain Mama … Continue reading Announcing Mountain Mama Fun Run, August 12!

and the grand total is…


Dear Friends, Thank you for making our December fundraiser so successful! Between membership and subscription renewals, paid sponsorship, a silent auction and our First Annual Holistic Health Fair, we raised a grand total of $768! This is more than even from years past, giving us just enough to upgrade the website (did you notice?) and … Continue reading and the grand total is…