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  • Feeding Gilpin County – an innovative approach
    We are pleased to announce the receipt of a generous grant from the Colorado COVID relief fund for the three food pantries in Gilpin County.
  • “Make it from Scratch” in 2021
    We’re making everything from scratch at the Homestead in 2021! Join us for a year full of all things homemade, improvised, DIY, and handmade.
  • Happy New Year from the Homestead
    Happy New Year from our Homestead to Yours! Watch this 1 min video to see what we’ve accomplished in 2020!
  • See what we have planned for 2021!
    Become a sustaining member of the Homestead with a small, monthly contribution of $5, $10, or $15 on Patreon!
  • What is the best way to keep public spaces COVID-safe?
    Do plexiglass barriers really help prevent the spread of COVID-19? Read our comparative research of effective engineering controls, and our best choice for an air purifier!
  • How our Co-Op is thriving in economic uncertainty
    Ten months into a global pandemic and economic recession, our tiny grassroots nonprofit is thriving. Learn our secret to sustainable success.
  • Our continuing efforts to serve the community during COVID-19
    The entire nonprofit sector is mobilized to keep our communities healthy and safe. Volunteers needed NOW!
  • Community Resources during Closures and Cancellations
    The Homestead will remain open Thursdays through Sundays from 10-3 for the next several weeks. Read how we’re protecting our customers and offering extra support and resources to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Six ways we’re staying healthy at the Homestead
    How do we help protect the public and keep our community healthy? Here are six things we are doing at the Market to boost immunity and prevent the spread of disease.
  • Winter Retreat Day 7: Bridging the Gap in Action
    Last Thursday we hosted Professor Bill Simpson for a potluck “Agape Feast” here at the Homestead, as part of our annual Winter Retreat. It was a wonderful gathering with delicious food and lively conversation. Professor Simpson talked about his recent…
  • Winter Retreat Day 6: Lighting the Chakras
    Today’s reading comes to us from Melissa Freeman of Mountain Zen Candles in Nederland, Colorado. Melissa’s hand-made chakra candles correspond to seven energetic centers in our spiritual bodies, with the associated color, vibration, sound, and scent. Her candles are on…
  • Winter Retreat Day 5: Parenting as Path
    Adapted from an invited talk given at the Zen Center of Denver for The Holistic Homestead’s 2020 Winter Retreat by Zen teacher Hoag Holmgren who has lived with his family in Nederland since 1999. He’s an apprentice Zen teacher, an…
  • Winter Retreat Day 4: Vibrational Sound Meditation
    Our reading for today comes from Danae Beaudette, a sound healer and massage therapist. Click here to learn more about her services and book a sound healing session! What is a Vibrational Sound Meditation? Vibrational Sound Meditation consists of playing instruments…
  • Winter Retreat Day 2: Finding joy in our practice
    How do we find joy in our spiritual practices?
  • Winter Retreat Day 1: Revolutionary Gratitude
    Discover a deeper meaning of gratitude with Joanna Macy, and remember this profound gratitude throughout your retreat.
  • Breaking Bread & Bridging the Gap
    You are cordially invited to join us Thursday, February 13 at the Homestead from 4-6 for a potluck and discussion facilitated by Professor Bill Simpson.
  • How can spirituality “Bridge the Gap”?
    Join us for our annual winter retreat February 9-15! The online and in-person offerings will explore the theme of “Bridging the Gap”.
  • Experience the benefits of Sound Healing
    How often do we think about aural health? Experience the amazing benefits of Sound Healing with Danae Beaudette February 9th at the Homestead!
  • Announcing 2020 Events!
    Announcing our 2020 community events! Join us online and in the community for events and workshops that empower and inspire.
  • Join the Board of Directors
    Join the Board of Directors at the Holistic Homestead, a 501c3 dedicated to improving health and wellness through education, outreach and advocacy.
  • It’s time to GET FRESH with the Homestead!
    The Homestead Market is finally opening in January 2020! Read how YOU can support this small, community powered resource!
  • Introducing Patreon, an affordable way to make a big impact
    When you join the Homestead, you become part of an amazing community. Our commitment to our membership is to follow through with our commitment to prioritize health and wellness by making heath care affordable and accessible. And when our membership…
  • The case of the mystery tincture
    Always label your herbs! But just in case you forget, here’s how to identify St. John’s Wort tincture and infused oil. When in doubt, throw it out!
  • Meet Helene Arendt, local metalsmith and Homestead sponsor
    Meet our featured sponsor Helene Arendt of CSB Metalsmith – she handcrafts beautiful custom jewelry and supports the Holistic Homestead
  • Can cannabis cure cancer?
    Cannabis is well known for it’s ability to treat the side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation, but scientists are exploring it’s potential to treat cancer itself.
  • Sing-a-long First Aid for Kids: RICE it!
    Sing-a-long with Arwen & Skully the Skeleton to learn about what to do when you get a boo-boo.
  • Winter Retreat Day 3: Closing our retreat with a smile
    Our article for the final day of our retreat today is from a dear, and long-time friend of mine, and frequent contributor to The Holistic Homestead: Aditi Devi, PhD. Aditi had been traveling and studying Goddess traditions in Asia for…
  • Winter Retreat Day 2: No Better Place
    When I asked Hoag Holmgren, Zen Buddhist teacher and author of the new Zen primer No Better Place, what it means to truly “come home”, he sent me a copy of his new book. I found in it’s pages pithy…
  • Winter Retreat Day 1: Coming Home with self-care
    Today we enjoyed four hours at 7 Healing Stars together, getting massage, dancing, meditating, doing yoga, drinking tea and sharing a healing and sacred space. It was a truly beautiful experience to share with others, and I wanted to extend…
  • Why request a prayer…why pray?
    To begin, I realize “prayer” can be a loaded word: it has obvious religious overtones or connotations of belief in a higher power, may imply expectation of reward, or may perpetuate wishful thinking without action based on hope and fear….
  • What does it mean to truly “Come Home”?
    “True refuge is that which allows us to be at home, at peace, to discover true happiness…Ultimately, it’s our own true nature.” – Tara Brach, True Refuge Confession: I set the theme of our annual retreats by meditating on what…
  • Meet Arwen Ek, your hostess for Winter Retreat 2019: Coming Home
    As many of you know, I am the admin for this website, as well as the Founding Director of The Holistic Homestead. What you may not know, is that before I started the Homestead, I lived as a Buddhist Nun…
  • Announcing Winter Retreat 2019: Coming Home
    Come home to your true self this February with The Holistic Homestead! Every winter we draw our energy inward, taking advantage of the slow and quiet time of the year to sip our tea and watch the snow fall. Even…
  • Community Food Share celebrates one year and growing!
    In January 2018, ten people got together with a vision to bring fresh, organic produce to our rural mountain community. Their legacy continues to grow in amazing ways!
  • Introducing Tiffany Hammond, our new Director of Marketing & PR
    Here at the Homestead, we are blessed with some really incredible and talented folks who bring their passion and talent to our nonprofit, and to our community. From a young age, Tiffany Hammond gravitated toward protecting wild things and wild…
  • You’re invited to our 3rd Annual Holistic Health Fair!
    GET YOUR EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW!  This is a truly amazing event that gets bigger and better every year. Come and enjoy a day full of healing with reiki, massage therapy, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, sound healing, healing touch, naturopathy, homeopathy,…
  • Aging in Place, practical advice for enjoying our twilight years at home
    I work closely with the elders in our community, primarily helping our elders to live at home safely for as long as possible. Amazingly, many of the elders in Gilpin County (with the fastest aging population in the state of…
  • Hard Core Self Care: Just Do It!
    Stress takes a toll on our bodies: Stress can lead to insomnia, or sleep deficiency. According to the National Institute of Health, “Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes,…
  • A letter from my liver
    I quit drinking two weeks ago. Then, last week I went to a retreat, where I got to de-stress, unplug, eat super clean healthy food and…have a gallbladder attack? On the second night in retreat, I felt a sharp, stabbing…
  • 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…
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