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!
On the road to opening our co-operative market and wellness center, we've decided to launch a CSA! What is a CSA? Community Supported Agriculture ...we could also call it Community Supported Health & Wellness, or Community Supported Community...because CSA's really are all of that and then some! CSAs bring communities together around healthy eating and … Continue reading How to start a CSA from scratch
Politics aside, any nationwide healthcare system - as an organized attempt of a nation to truly care for its citizens, that is - must ultimately consider it's sustainability, it's ability to care for human beings who are born, get sick, and will die. Now that we're all on the same page...what about local, community health … Continue reading True Health: It’s all about Sustainability
We are working hard here at the Homestead to increase our program offerings, improve and expand our unique Homestead products, and to raise money to open the Homestead Market and Wellness Center in 2018! Your support makes a big difference for us - that's why we want to let you know about three more awesome … Continue reading 3 great ways to support your favorite nonprofit!
I submitted this letter about a month ago to our local paper, but they told me it's too long for print. (Fair enough.) I wrote "A letter from a thistle" as a passionate plea for peace after reading "How to control noxious weeds" by Irene Shonle, Director of the CSU Extension Office in Gilpin County, … Continue reading A letter from a Thistle
As many of you know, I write book reviews for Blogging for Books - a great deal for me, because I get free review copies of the latest publications in health and wellness in exchange for a review. When I order a book, I don't always know what I'm getting into - so you can … Continue reading In a Different Key: The Story of Autism
It's harvest time! Or, if you've been harvesting throughout the summer, it may be time to garble, decant, press, and blend. One question I always hear at the end of a Wildcrafting class is, "So, what do we do with all these wonderful herbs?" - a question we never have time to answer, because wildcrafting … Continue reading Preserving the Herbal Harvest
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!
Last year I had the honor of collaborating with Jeffrey Green of Very Nice Brewing Company in Nederland, Colorado on a recipe for beer using wormwood. All artemisias (wormwood being artemisia absynthia) are very astringent and bitter - and the Very Nice Caribou-Ya! Anniversary Ale with a medicinal dose of this "magykal herbe" was exceptional … Continue reading The Wild & Wondrous history of Herbal Beer
Check out this brand new video showing you step by step how I make my most famous, delicious and traditional hummus! Bon Appetit!