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Homegrown: A Hollyhock Gardening Guide (By Donation, Online)

With Holly Mackay, Gem Salsberg and Dana Trueman

April 1 - September 30, 2021
Online
Join the Hollyhock Garden team for a fresh take on growing your own garden. Throughout the season you will receive exclusive access to bi-weekly gardening how-tos and tips from our master gardeners, including sneak peeks at the wacky behind-the-scenes fun. Get your burning gardening questions answered during monthly live Q&A sessions, and connect with fellow growers in three community calls where you’ll share your garden visions, talk about challenges you’re facing, and celebrate what you grew this season. You may register at any time during the season and will receive all previous recordings.

Discover Cortes: Nature Adventures (August)

With Bill Ophoff

August 18 - 23, 2021
Cortes Island
With birds and wildflowers at their vibrant peak, explore Cortes Island’s magnificent rainforest and teeming waters. Learn about the stars, the sea stars, and everything in between on this adventure of inspiring hikes, kayaking, beach walks, and a sailing excursion to Mitlenatch Island – the “Galapagos” of the Salish Sea. Limited to 12 participants. Bill Ophoff is Hollyhock’s knowledgeable and most humorous naturalist. He will also be offering this program on July 1-6, 2021.

Alchemy of Forest Bathing

With Amos Clifford

August 28 - September 2, 2021
Cortes Island
When the discursive mind becomes quieter and the intelligence of the heart comes to the foreground, a new consciousness emerges. Forest Alchemy is our ongoing exploration of what happens when we connect head, heart, and body in the crucible of the forest. Amos Clifford is the founder of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs, and author of Your Guide to Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Power of Nature.

Sea Kayaking Adventures Aboard Misty Isles (Sept)

With Jonas Fineman and Kai Harvey

September 7 - 12, 2021
Cortes Island
Learn to kayak on the pristine and protected waters around Cortes Island, from the comfort of the 43 foot Schooner, Misty Isles. Certified local guides share their knowledge and passion for the coast. All levels of experience welcome. Limited number of participants. Jonas Fineman is the seasoned sea captain and owner of Misty Isles. Kai Harvey is a wilderness guide and owner of Cortes Kayaks. They will also be offering this program on May 16-21, 2021.

Earth Wisdom, Horse Wisdom: A Nature Retreat with Horses

With Oriane Lee Johnston and Elke Finley

September 12 - 15, 2021
Cortes Island
Journey into the heart of the world with horses as our guides. Practice breath and body meditation, hands-on touch, joyful play with the herd, and a journey ride on horseback. Limited to 8 participants.

Wild Mushrooms & the Mycology of Consciousness

With Paul Stamets, D.Sc (Hon.)

October 4 - 8, 2021
Cortes Island
Save the world, one mushroom at a time. Fungi offer powerful, practical solutions to enhance both human and ecosystem health. Roam the wilds of Cortes Island and learn mushroom identification, easy-to-grow cultivation methods, as well as various culinary and medicinal applications. -- Paul Stamets, D.Sc., is a renowned, award-winning mycologist. The Star Trek Discovery series recently named a character - Astromycologist Starfleet Lt. Commander Stamets - in his honour.

Plant Medicine as People’s Medicine

With Yarrow Willard

October 8 - 13, 2021
Cortes Island
Modern yet old and more valuable than gold, plants have always been close by to assist in healing our health imbalances. Now more than ever, the wisdom the plants offer are some of our most potent teachings.  In this 4 day intensive, we will be looking at a variety of ways to incorporate plant medicine into our lives.

Wild Mushrooms & the Mycology of Consciousness

With Paul Stamets, D.Sc (Hon.)

October 13 - 17, 2021
Cortes Island
Save the world, one mushroom at a time. Fungi offer powerful, practical solutions to enhance both human and ecosystem health. Roam the wilds of Cortes Island and learn mushroom identification, easy-to-grow cultivation methods, as well as various culinary and medicinal applications. -- Paul Stamets, D.Sc., is a renowned, award-winning mycologist. The Star Trek Discovery series named a character - Astromycologist Starfleet Lt. Commander Stamets - in his honour.

Kissing the Ground: Grounding, Gratitude, & Grace

With Farah Nazarali

October 17 - 24, 2021
Cortes Island
What are the forces that take us across the river of hardship and suffering? How can we ground ourselves in the present moment amidst chaos, crisis, and uncertainty?