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CSA FAQ (part 2)

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…

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CSA FAQ

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…

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Building Healthy Communities, one cup of tea at a time

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…

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Homestead Market is OPEN!

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,…

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Announcing the launch of our CSA!

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….

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101 Ways The Homestead Helps the Community

woman and small child with painted sign: How would you change health and wellness in Gilpin County?

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…

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Don’t miss our BIGGEST event of the year…

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…

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How effective are your online donations?

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…

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How to start a CSA from scratch

On the road to opening our co-operative market and wellness center, we’ve decided to launch a CSA! What is a CSA? Community Supported Agriculture …we could also call it Community Supported Health & Wellness, or Community Supported Community…because CSA’s really…

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True Health: It’s all about Sustainability

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,…

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