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A Story of Hollyhock

By Joel Solomon

Just past the end of the gravel road, at the end of the highway, on the left coast of the continent, across a short body of water, is a place where I was fortunate to find myself. There are many sacred places on the planet. In fact, the whole planet underneath what humans have built, changed and affected over time, is sacred. However, at this time in history, places like I have just described have special qualities that still are radiant and can be felt. That is the geography of Hollyhock, and I consider it a very unique one.

N2670748986_1c8ba14093_zorth of Hollyhock and the end of that road is one of the few remaining vast, natural areas on the planet that is still relatively intact. Indigenous people on their land live better here than in most places in the world. In this area, there remains the possibility of a great, green place, with large species and vast areas that are underdeveloped by humans. Continue reading A Story of Hollyhock

The Ripple Effect of a Gift to the Scholarship Fund

We recently reached out to past Hollyhock scholarship recipients  to share the impact of their Hollyhock Experience and to participate in our “Circle of Giving” to support future scholarship recipients. We were overwhelmed with the generosity of our past recipients and the ripple effect of receiving a scholarship has had on their lives. We are grateful for the opportunity to share some of these stories with you.

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The Love Strategy: Metta in the Boardroom

feature photo courtesy of Dawn, Flickr Creative Commons

There are a lot of articles out there these days, including this one from the Huffington Post, which list the benefits of meditation – including reduced stress, improved concentration, greater happiness, slower aging… There is a story at Hollyhock about another benefit of meditation and how it helped to secure the Great Bear Rainforest from logging during the “War of the Woods”.

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Board Member Karen Mahon tells the story of The Love Strategy in this short video.

VIDEO: Hollyhock’s Social Venture Institute

In 2014, Hollyhock welcomed 140 mission-based entrepreneurs to our 19th annual Social Venture Institute. Over four days, this community of business and social change leaders shared challenges and successes among peers in an atmosphere of trust and goodwill. Continue reading VIDEO: Hollyhock’s Social Venture Institute

Make A Move

Photo by Natashi Jay, Flikr Creative Commons

The ‘Maker Movement’ is coming to Cortes Island in October. This contemporary subculture has a strong focus using and developing practical skills and applying them creatively.

Etsy, the fast growing e-market place promotes Arts and Craft Makers around the world.  In Canada, Etsy has been on the road this year ‘popping-up’ in cities from the East to the West Coast, joining together local craft makers and Artisans to share their ideas and create local Maker Movements.

Jessika Hepburn is an Etsy Ambassador, a ‘Mover and Maker’, a cheerful activist and a Community Matchmaker.  Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia Jessika and Friends will be visiting Hollyhock to share their talents, their business ideas, their experiences and their energies with us.  Make a Move to Jessika’s web site to read more.

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Join Jessika Hepburn and friends for Makers Retreat from October 17 – 22, 2014