Community Articles
Go to Site Index See "Community Articles" main page
General News · 19th April 2012
Dear Friends & Neighbours,

Hollyhock launched its 2012 season on April 18th with the arrival of our first guests who are taking part in our Metta Vipasssana program ~ a way to develop compassionate awareness and cultivate kindness.

Check out opportunities to engage in life-long learning, and peruse our Online Catalogue.

Interested and need help to enroll in a program? Our scholarship fund grants partial tuition scholarships, and we welcome Islanders to apply and contribute. Last year we provided 300 scholarships, including 25 to support Cortes Islanders.

Some examples of Programs & Trainings that might interest you…

• The Art & Craft of Effective Facilitation with Julian Griggs, May 16-20
• Nonviolent Communication with Rachelle Lamb, May 20-25
• Tango: Dance of Love with Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo, June 10-15
• Healing Calligraphy with Dr. Steven Aung, MD, July 5-8
• The Soul of a Well-lived Life with Stephen Jenkinson, August 5-10
• Master Artists Seminar with Robert Bateman, Oct 3 - 7

We are thrilled to announce our NEW blog site
HollyhockLife is bursting with inspiring articles, recipes, videos and images that have been contributed by our wisdom-steeped presenters, dedicated staff, Board , share-givers and real world contributors like you. Check it out!

Please stay tuned to and
for regular happenings, job opportunities, specials, ride share board and other fun postings.

It remains our priority to cultivate local relationships with food growers, artists and service providers. You’ll recognize many islanders in our catalogue of program presenters, find beautiful art and crafts by local artisans in our gift store, and taste delectable fresh food from Cortes gardeners.

Thank You! To our exceptional staff whose hearts, skill and dedication help make Hollyhock the rare place it is. To neighbours who create the special and dynamic community that nourishes all of us. And to our generous Board of Directors, share-givers and donors who support Hollyhock’s programs, campus greening, and successful scholarship fund.

Your support means a lot. Visit the garden, enjoy delicious meals any day of the week, sign up for bodywork or take in a presenter evening or concert. Join us and participate in this remarkable experience that brings wonderful people from all over the world to Cortes and Hollyhock.

Warm Spring Wishes,

Dana Bass Solomon
On behalf of all of us at Hollyhock