Lakewinds Blog

Composting 101

By Amy Haggerty on April 8, 2015 0 Comment

Spring has sprung, and many of us are likely diving into garden planning. It’s no secret that the key to a healthy, vibrant garden starts with soil, and composting is a great way to start strong when it comes to your soil game. We’ve listed out the three easy steps for starting your compost: Contain […]Read More »

HOW-TO: Make Your Garden Un-BEE-lievably Pollinator Friendly for Spring

By Amy Haggerty on March 24, 2015 0 Comment
Bumble Bee on Echinacea

Populations of nature’s most important pollinator, the honeybee, may be decreasing, but there are plenty of ways in which we can invite these essential creatures into our backyards in 2015. Planting nectar-producing plants is a great way to add some variety to your garden while making it a safe haven for honeybees. Wild flowers like […]Read More »

What’s New at the Co-op

By Amy Haggerty on March 17, 2015 0 Comment

Here are some of the new items you’ll see on the shelves at Lakewinds: 1. MacaBoost from Gaia Amp up your smoothie with the energy you need to power through your day — with no added sugar or flavoring. Includes organic Peruvian Maca root concentrated for potency and digestibility, with an added boost of Holy […]Read More »

Save Money AND the Environment with Reusable Bags

By Amy Haggerty on February 18, 2015 0 Comment

Care for the environment is one of Lakewind’s founding principles and continues to be one of our top priorities. One of the more visible ways we encourage our customers to participate with Lakewinds is through our Patch the Planet program. By bringing in reusable shopping bags, you save money AND the environment. For every reusable […]Read More »

Winter Skin Care: Natural Tips from the Co-op

By Amy Haggerty on January 13, 2015 0 Comment

Our skin is the body’s largest organ—it acts as a water resistant, insulating shield, protecting the body against extreme temperatures, damaging sunlight, and harmful chemicals. But the dry air and chilly temperatures of winter can really test the limits of this protection, leaving us itchy and chapped. Since it protects US, it makes sense that […]Read More »

Holiday Survival Guide – Top 10 Winter Wellness Finds

By Amy Haggerty on December 9, 2014 0 Comment

This is one time of year when you really want to feel your best. But travel, family gatherings, gift shopping and numerous get-togethers can be minefields of health woes—from cold and flu bugs to hangovers. Fortunately, there are a few simple tricks to staying well this winter and enjoying it all. Here’s your cheat sheet […]Read More »

Egg Nog Taste Test

By Amy Haggerty on December 3, 2014 3 Comments

Holiday parties have begun and if you happen to be hosting one, you might want to serve some creamy eggnog. With several varieties to choose from, it might seem a daunting task to figure out which one will be best for your party crowd. Don’t worry, we conducted nonscientific taste test for you! Seven Lakewinds […]Read More »

Natural Cold and Flu Relief

By Amy Haggerty on December 1, 2014 0 Comment

Written by: Jill Krantz – Events and Community Relations Coordinator The winter months bring more indoor time, more over-indulging, less sunlight and less activity. All of those factors add up to the sum of: You’re Probably Going To Get Sick. Whenever possible, dealing common cold and virus symptoms at home can be an easy, inexpensive and […]Read More »

Slow Cooker Broth

By Jill Krantz on November 24, 2014 0 Comment

Written by: Jill Krantz – Events and Community Relations Coordinator If the idea of making homemade broth from leftover poultry bones seems daunting, why not put your hardest working kitchen tool to work for you? Thanksgiving yields some delicious turkey trimmings. Surely there are herbs and vegetables leftover in your kitchen as well. If you don’t […]Read More »