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.
North 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→
We recently reached out to pastHollyhock 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.
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.
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.