Apple Tree Directory started as a wish for families to have a comprehensive, community informed site in which to find all the resources necessary for growing healthy, happy, strong families. Hence the name, Apple Tree, the metaphor being, healthy as an apple, strong as a tree, and happy as a kid (or parent) eating a crisp, juicy apple.
My hope is that Apple Tree is more than a directory. It is a community and online village, helping raise children together. It is a central place for parents to connect with resources they didn’t know existed, while gaining and sharing wisdom about aspects of parenting and health. Making the journey a little easier, and with that, hopefully more fun.
About Lisa the founder:
I have been working with families and children in various capacities for over 15 years. My work has included being a counselor for teenagers, therapist for children and families, parental support and a birth doula. All these experiences have informed my decision to start the Apple Tree Directory.
I saw many times parents needing services and support that they either couldn’t find or, when found, didn’t know which to choose. Many wanted to try holistic services or green products, but didn’t know where to locate them. I was aware of the vast amount of wisdom and resources available in Boulder County, and wanted to connect families with them.
To start, a number of years ago I hosted the Birth and Natural Health Fair in Boulder. The event was successful in connecting great service providers and families, but I wanted to help families all year long. I realized there needed to be a web site that made all the resources easily accessible. So, I started up Apple Tree Directory. I hope you find it valuable and are able to share your wisdom with other parents as well.
Providing a review on how someone helped your family might not seem like much, but when someone finds exactly the person to help make their family healthier/happier, the ripples of benefit this sends throughout their lives and others is infinite. Thanks for being part of this project!
I would love to hear any suggestions you have to help Apple Tree grow or thoughts you have to make it better. Email