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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!

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 places. Even though she grew up as a "city girl," she spent countless hours observing … Continue reading Introducing Tiffany Hammond, our new Director of Marketing & PR

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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, herbs and more! Live performances and demonstrations! Local vendors for holiday shopping! Hands on health … Continue reading You’re invited to our 3rd Annual Holistic Health Fair!

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 Colorado) live alone - the solitary, mountain lifestyle that includes chopping wood for heat, and … Continue reading Aging in Place, practical advice for enjoying our twilight years at home

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, and stroke. Sleep deficiency also increases the risk of obesity. For example, one study of … Continue reading Hard Core Self Care: Just Do It!

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 funds were awarded for general operating support, and we wanted to share with you the … Continue reading Announcing a generous donation!

Why are you a member of the Homestead?


As a membership based and volunteer powered nonprofit, we are truly blessed to count over 70 people in our active membership! The benefits of membership are many, including 10% off at our market, participation in the CSA, free events and more! (Click here to read all about the benefits of membership)  There are so many … Continue reading Why are you a member of the Homestead?

Labor Day Weekend Farmer’s Market at the Homestead!


Come out to the Homestead TOMORROW for our annual Labor Day Weekend Farmer's Market - we'll have tents selling produce, honey, fiber arts and handmade jewelry - all local, all sustainable and all wonderful! Show your support for good things happening in your community by shopping at the Homestead Market TOMORROW, Saturday September 1st from … Continue reading Labor Day Weekend Farmer’s Market at the 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

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?