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Selfless Service and Silence | A Volunteer Experience

Cortes Sunrise, Hollyhock 2013. Photograph by Catherine Wiggins

Memories of my four week Volunteer experience immediately bring me to a sense of calm and contentment. That is the gift of Hollyhock, and what a gift it was for me to spend four weeks on the spectacular island of Cortes in Beautiful British Columbia.

British Columbia is my home. I have spent many happy hours on the island of Quadra, which sits to the west of Cortes Island at the mouth of the Johnstone Straight. Until 2013 Hollyhock was a mystical centre in my imagination only which all changed when I arrived at the parking lot on a wet October 8, reporting for duty as a volunteer. I had met a handful of fellow volunteers at the ferry terminal on Quadra Island, forming friendships that would become invaluable throughout our stay on Hollyhock and beyond.

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Plan Ahead and Stay Sane During the Holiday Season!

Holidays are just around the corner and Hollyhock’s online store has a selection of wonderful and sustainable gifts for the special people in your life. From our latest Hollyhock Garden to Table cookbook to Hollyhock seeds, locally made treasures and gift certificates, you’ll find items not available elsewhere.

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Best selling Hollyhock Garden To Table Cookbook