Health & Wellness

Choose your gift from the Holistic Homestead!


Every December we do a big outreach - on this website, social media, e-mail, and in person - to raise money to keep our nonprofit going. Our goal for 2016 is to raise $2,500 and this year we have more ways than ever for you to enjoy being a part of the Homestead! Follow us … Continue reading Choose your gift from the Holistic Homestead!

Meet Dandy Dash, our latest creation!


Talk about wild gourmet seasonings....this one is just as versatile and nutritious as our Nettle Me, but with a totally unique flavor profile. Dandy Dash is equal parts Dandelion Leaves & Nutritional Yeast, and half part mineral salt. The result? The best vegan popcorn, mashed potatoes, and by the spoonful goodness yet. Why dandelion?  We … Continue reading Meet Dandy Dash, our latest creation!

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Building Healthy Communities, one cup of tea at a time


We are proud to announce our market is now open every Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 6 pm! Additionally, every Sunday will feature a special event or workshop including wild herb gathering, herbal crafting, wellness clinics, and special guest healers! When we started in 2012, we hosted monthly tea parties at Wild Bear Mountain … Continue reading Building Healthy Communities, one cup of tea at a time

Homestead Market is OPEN!


Dear Friends, While we didn't reach out fundraising goal by December 31st to rent a larger space for our market, cafe and wellness center...we're STILL determined to bring the best of what we have to Gilpin County! As they say, "great things come from small beginnings". Watch this little video, and then come by and … Continue reading Homestead Market is OPEN!

Announcing Winter Retreat 2018: Lean In


Join us for our annual winter retreat! Starting on Sunday, February 18th and ending on Sunday, February 25th, we will spend 8 days sharing prayer, yoga, meditation and inspiration online and in-person. THIS IS OUR MOST POPULAR EVENT OF THE YEAR! Our theme this year is "Leaning In", a recurring mantra in my discussions with … Continue reading Announcing Winter Retreat 2018: Lean In

7 Natural Remedies for the Flu


Public health officials base their forecast on the Southern Hemisphere's flu season from the previous summer - and they're all saying THIS winter's flu forecast is worse than usual. That's also how they usually develop the current years' vaccine - from the specific flu strain that just finished it's course in Australia, and is on … Continue reading 7 Natural Remedies for the Flu

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!

Watch this 2 minute video, learn how to make homemade cough syrup!


Favorite thing about the Holistic Homestead #67: We are more interested in EMPOWERING YOU to take charge of your health with simple, DIY, all natural remedies - than in making money from our products (we are a nonprofit, after all)! As it turns out, we know most folks will still buy our amazing Dr. B's … Continue reading Watch this 2 minute video, learn how to make homemade cough syrup!

Sauna Therapy for Winter Health


Full-spectrum infra-red sauna in Gilpin County: You’ve gotta try it to believe it Jan Peterson has had her state-of- the-art full-spectrum infra-red sauna at Alternative Sun (right above mid-county liquors) for two-and- a-half years. I reported on this delightfully unique amenity in Gilpin county two years ago and did plenty of research. The only problem was, I … Continue reading Sauna Therapy for Winter Health

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