In January 2018, ten people were gathered around a conference table at the Homestead. We had come together to talk about envisioning a sustainable and resilient community, and the most prescient issue was food security. How can we increase access to fresh produce at 9,000 feet above sea level with a 4 or 5 month … Continue reading Community Food Share celebrates one year and growing!
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
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!
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
We are proud to announce our market is now open every Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 6 pm! Additionally, every Sunday will feature a special event or workshop including wild herb gathering, herbal crafting, wellness clinics, and special guest healers! When we started in 2012, we hosted monthly tea parties at Wild Bear Mountain … Continue reading Building Healthy Communities, one cup of tea at a time
Dear Friends, While we didn't reach out fundraising goal by December 31st to rent a larger space for our market, cafe and wellness center...we're STILL determined to bring the best of what we have to Gilpin County! As they say, "great things come from small beginnings". Watch this little video, and then come by and … Continue reading Homestead Market is OPEN!
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!
Grant Writing is one of my favorite pastimes. Seriously. I turn the lights down, put on some sweet, mantra-laced techno/trance beats, and I'm in the "Homestead Zone". "How does your nonprofit benefit the community?" "How many people does your nonprofit serve?" "What are your most successful programs?" All my favorite questions. The Holistic Homestead offers … Continue reading 101 Ways The Homestead Helps the Community
Our 2nd Annual Holistic Health Fair is our biggest fundraiser of the year! It is really a testament to the passion and energy in our community that we have 7 healers, 4 vendors, 3 performers/presenters, and LOTS of goodies donated to our silent auction! Don't miss your chance to have a one-on-one with Laura Michael, … Continue reading Don’t miss our BIGGEST event of the year…