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Producer and Author Tracey Friesen

Roundhouse Radio's Tracey Friesen authors 'Story Money Impact,' a resource for funding media

Roundhouse Radio's Tracey Friesen writes a book about film, funding and impact.
Immerse yourself in nature. Write. Then hone your craft.

Upcoming Hollyhock workshop: Inhale Wilderness, Exhale Stories May 22-27

Inhale Wilderness, Exhale Stories: If you have always wanted to write, start now. You don't know what you can do until you jump in.

How to parent in a digital world

How should we prepare our kids for an online world? That’s the question I’ll help families address in my March 4th workshop for Hollyhock Vancouver on How to Parent in a Digital World, and it’s a...
Hollyhock Quinoa Chocolate Cake

Quinoa chocolate cake recipe

What’s not to love about a flourless chocolate cake made dense and fudgy by cooked quinoa?

Cortes Island citizens prepare for logging protests

Island Timberlands states it will start logging Cortes Island this week. Many residents, however, aren't planning to let it happen quietly.

Cleansing with Naturopathic Medicine at Hollyhock this June

From June 10-15, 2012, Hollyhock will host Cleansing for Whole Health: A gentle approach to cleansing. Come join a 5 day retreat that brings you the rejuvenating benefits of a clean...

Women Entrepreneurs for Social Change

Successful female business leaders talk about how to grow a business while remaining true to your cause.

Cortes Island, BC offers adventure, romance and pristine coastal wilderness

It's a little piece of heaven, some would say. Linda Solomon takes you there.

The five day ethical MBA: Hollyhock's Social Venture Institute

I knew exactly two things about Social Venture Institute before attending the mid-September event at Hollyhock Centre this year: 1) some of the most prescient and brilliant social entrepreneurs in Nor

Great Google juice tips from Michael Tippett

What's the question people are asking. Know what it is. Then own the answer. This advice comes from Michael Tippett, the man behind one of Vancouver's greatest internet business success stories. At W