What is the Holistic Homestead?
The Holistic Homestead is a grassroots organization dedicated to education, outreach and preservation in the rural mountain communities in the Colorado Rockies.
Who does the Holistic Homestead serve?
Residents of rural mountain communities in Gilpin and Boulder Counties and low-income families interested in holistic medicine and self-sufficient lifestyles.
What does the Holistic Homestead do?
- Education: donating monthly articles to local print publications, maintaining educational blog and distribution of newsletter; covering health related topics relevant to promoting the safety and well being of residents in rural mountain communities with limited resources and access to health care services; promoting greater self-sufficiency living off the land and homesteading.
- Outreach: donations of goods and services to families in need, hosting wildcrafting and county road clean-up events; connecting families with local resources to medical supplies and holistic healers (herbalism, homeopathy, acupuncture, massage therapy, etc) for no cost, sliding scale fee or barter. Support of local small businesses.
- Preservation: building awareness for responsible mountain living, advocating environmental leadership and ethics, “leave no trace”, as well as historical building and land preservation activities. Contributing to community recycling program. Advocacy through local media with activities held in small, rural mountain communities.