Programs

News and updates from EarthLinks’ Programs: the EarthLinks Workshop, Day Trips into Nature, the Peace Garden, Floral Design Course, and Reflections from the Workshop.

Brackets for Good

Posted on Mar 6, 2018 in Events, Featured Articles, General, Learn More, Programs | Comments Off on Brackets for Good

Brackets for Good

Our time in Brackets For Good has sadly come to an end. We weren’t quite able to overcome Youth on Record at the last minute, but we here at EarthLinks are extremely thankful for anyone who donated and helped us out through our run! Best of luck to all the remaining nonprofits in the tournament.Best of luck to all the remaining nonprofits in the tournament. We raised $1,215! Donations will be used to continue our mission to end homelessness one person at a time. We hope to be back in 2019! Thank you to everybody.  ...

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Last chance to help EarthLinks

Posted on Dec 20, 2017 in Events, General, Learn More, Programs, Volunteer | Comments Off on Last chance to help EarthLinks

Last chance to help EarthLinks

Did you forget? To our donors, volunteers, and friends of EarthLinks, thank you all for your continued support of our mission to end homelessness one person at a time while caring for our little corner of Earth. Each time an EarthLinks’ participant gets housed, we celebrate! We celebrate their freedom from the frightening struggle to find shelter, safety, and courage. Your support helps us to share these successes. Donate before December 31st EarthLinks is a non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status, so donations are tax deductible under Federal law. Colorado taxpayers also qualify for...

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Transformations

Posted on Dec 22, 2015 in General, Learn More, Programs | Comments Off on Transformations

Transformations

On December 11th and 12th EarthLinks held its annual Holiday Open House and sale. Just days before, our facility was its usual hub of activity. Everyone was busy preparing breakfast and then settling into workshop, fashioning our line of Earth friendly products from the garden harvest and re-purposed materials. On Open House day, the building had been transformed into a glittering holiday market showcasing our handmade inventory. Stacks of fragrant skin products; bat and bee boxes; jars of golden honey; candles, vases, flower bowls and cards; hand warmers; gourd bird houses; dog coats and...

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We Truly Are Family

Posted on Nov 30, 2015 in Featured Articles, General, Learn More, Programs | Comments Off on We Truly Are Family

We Truly Are Family

As many of you know, it is common for participants at EarthLinks (all of whom are homeless or have experienced homelessness in the past) to name EarthLinks as one of their families.  For some participants, they clearly explain that EarthLinks is their only family.  This was the case for Ronnie. Two nights before Thanksgiving, I was one of six EarthLinks staff members standing in a circle surrounding Ronnie in his hospital room as he took his last breath.  Ronnie had been sleeping outside on and off for many years and has been a part of the EarthLinks family for the last four. He helped us...

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Farmer’s Market

Posted on Oct 26, 2015 in Featured Articles, General, Learn More, Programs | Comments Off on Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s Market

It was a quiet Friday afternoon when Tyler, the faithful participant who scours our offices twice a week, brought a couple of strangers into the building. Even though all our gates were closed, the policy here when we’re short staffed, they had caught Tyler’s attention and he let them in. They were hoping to purchase some produce from the garden, he explained. This fall we’ve been excited to begin selling our produce to neighbors and passers–by, and have been encouraged by the positive response. Other afternoons that week some of my coworkers had been outside advertising our wares, but today...

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Swarm Season

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 in General, Programs | Comments Off on Swarm Season

Swarm Season

     As we move into summer we are coming to the end of the bee swarm season. This is a very exciting time of year at EarthLinks. Swarm season refers to a period of time that usually lasts a few weeks during mid-spring. During this time, strong, healthy beehives have a tendency to produce a second queen and eventually a large portion of the hive will suddenly depart with the additional queen to start a new hive at a new location. If you have never seen a swarm of bees before, the first time can be a frightening experience. When a honey bee swarm emerges from their hive the sheer number of...

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