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!
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)
As we are launching our CSA, we're getting lots of great questions! And, because our CSA is not structured in the typical fashion, our model does need a little unpacking. Hopefully, this article will answer your most frequently asked questions about community supported agriculture: What is a CSA? Community Supported Agriculture is a co-operative between … Continue reading CSA FAQ
Dear Friends, We are excited to announce our first concrete step toward building a sustainable Gilpin County, launching our first CSA! What is a CSA? Community Supported Agriculture is a way for local folks to pre-pay for seasonal, organic produce. Your money goes directly to the farmers to invest in seeds, soil and labor, and … Continue reading Announcing the launch of our CSA!
Full-spectrum infra-red sauna in Gilpin County: You’ve gotta try it to believe it Jan Peterson has had her state-of- the-art full-spectrum infra-red sauna at Alternative Sun (right above mid-county liquors) for two-and- a-half years. I reported on this delightfully unique amenity in Gilpin county two years ago and did plenty of research. The only problem was, I … Continue reading Sauna Therapy for Winter Health
AND...if you're following us on Facebook, take advantage of our online silent auction continuing throughout December! Thank you to all who attended! This was a great fundraiser for the Homestead, everyone walked away knowing a little more, feeling more aligned, relaxed, released, in-tune, and joyful. We made $327 at the fair, and still have a … Continue reading Holistic Health Fair a SUCCESS!
Here in Colorado, Channel 9 News sponsors something called the "9 Health Fair". These fairs happen all over the state throughout the year and feature vaccination clinics, blood donation areas, dental exams, eye exams, BMI checking, A1C and diabetes testing, mental health testing, blood pressure and more. It's an amazing opportunity to know your baseline, … Continue reading What is a ‘holistic’ Health Fair?
I recently got some very worthwhile questions from a prospective donor: "Why should I donate online? I hesitate because I know those crowdfunding sites take a percentage of all donations. How much does CrowdRise, Facebook, PayPal and Amazon Smile get from each donation?" Embarrassingly, I couldn't answer these questions off the top of my head. … Continue reading How effective are your online donations?
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
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