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
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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)
The best question I got at our CSA pick-up today was, "Can I have your onion skins?" There's no better place to get 'em when I've got a case of onions on the table! This particular customer uses onion skins, the dry, papery protective layer around your yellow onions to dye her Easter eggs by … Continue reading DIY All Natural Easter egg dye
Whether you're going for one more day of juice fasting, or if you are ready to ease your way out of this transformative cleansing experience - I wanted to offer you another tool to help keep you on track with your cleansing goals, and to help you get the most out of this week that … Continue reading Spring Cleanse Day 5: Gentle Yoga for Detoxification