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General News · 30th June 2015
Suzanne Fletcher
June 2015
Hollyhock Newsletter

Dear Cortes Island Friends and Neighbours,

Hollyhock is Celebrating 34 years! Our new and seasoned staff, founders and board members are working together to share ideas and experiences so that Hollyhock can learn and grow. This year we will grant more scholarship tuition than ever before. Our programs and conferences bring many to the island for the first time. In June we hosted two large conferences: Social Change Institute and Environmental Strategy Retreat. In September our high impact conference, Social Venture Institute will be held from September 2-6. July brings our 30+ years Summer Gathering. We work hard to be valuable to our guests from nearby and far away, our staff team, and to our Cortes Island community.

We welcome you and your guests to Hollyhock in the following ways:
 Presenter Evenings
 Meals – weekly themes and islander discount cards
 Bodywork – Half Day Special $105
 Programs with Islander Scholarships Available
 Our beautiful retail store supporting artists locally and abroad Visit us to check out the summer offerings, new sunhats, dresses and great gift items, open every day 9:00 - 4:00.
 Special Discounts for Teachers - 50% off programs

Presenter Evenings
Each year a number of gifted presenters join us at Hollyhock, many of them offer their time to our community. This is also a way to raise funds for our Cortes Islander Scholarship Fund. There is no pressure to donate and we welcome everyone! Suggested donation $5 - $ 10.

Here are a few upcoming highlights:
Shamanic Healer - Linda Star Wolf, June 28
Ukulele Maestro - Kimo Hussey, July 6
Ceremonialist & Farmer - Stephen Jenkinson, July 21
African Beat Masters – Gordy & Zoe Ryan, August 3
Renowned Scientist - Rupert Sheldrake, August 12
Yogi - Bhava Ran, August 26
Check out Tidelines current presenter evening postings

Beautiful Meals
Our skillful teams in our kitchen and garden produce beautiful food. Meals are organic vegetarian with weekly wild seafood. Find our evening meal themes listed on Tidelines. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is served 7 days a week. To make a reservation please contact our front desk 935-6576 ext. 245

A recipe from the Hollyhock kitchen – Yeast Dressing
½ cup nutritional flake yeast* 120ml
½ cup water 80ml
½ cup soy sauce or tamari 80ml
½ cup apple cider vinegar 80ml
2 tbsp. crushed garlic 30ml
1 ½ cups sunflower oil 360ml
Combine the first 5 ingredients in a blender until they are thoroughly mixed. While still mixing on high, pour the oil in a slow, steady stream. Add all the oil or stop when a desired consistency is reached.
*Nutritional flake yeast comes from molasses (it grows on molasses and is rich in B vitamins. It is available in natural food stores. Do not confuse it with brewer’s yeast, its darker and powdered cousin.

Our Team at Hollyhock
We have an excellent team for our 2015 season. We also have some positions to fill, if you or someone you know is interested we are currently looking for part-time seasonal housekeeping and childcare providers. Please contact

Wishing you all the best of the season and hope to see you soon!