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!

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

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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!

Alpine Botanicals opens in downtown Nederland!


Last March, in celebration of the Spring Equinox, Nederland’s first artisan apothecary had it’s grand opening party. Nearly a hundred people streamed through the doors to enjoy healthy snacks, herbal teas, and to take in the sights, sounds, and smells of Alpine Botanicals on First Street.  Owner Kate Miller built the building from scratch with … Continue reading Alpine Botanicals opens in downtown Nederland!

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Homestead!


We love our Mountain Mamas - some of the hardest working mamas around. We chop wood, drag slash, carry water, and clean out the privy. Fa real, it's hard work and we love it. So, with all the depths of gratitude and amazement for our Mountain Mamas, we're instigating a new tradition here at the … Continue reading Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Homestead!

CSA FAQ (part 2)


We are three months into our experiment: the aim is to help the rural communities along the Peak to Peak Highway in the Colorado Rockies achieve greater health and wellbeing. Our method is to increase accessibility of fresh, organic produce by organizing a co-opertaive buyers club to purchase fruits and veggies in bulk and share … Continue reading CSA FAQ (part 2)