My time at Hollybush involved a lot of firsts. I had so many lovely experiences there that I won’t forget. It would be hard to list them all, but a few highlights can’t be left out. Whittling around the campfire and making a spatula out of green wood whilst chatting to colleagues and participants. Weaving my own basket out of willow on a staff course. Joining the practical team for a day out doing conservation work. Helping out at events like the Big Green Weekend and other pop ups around Leeds. All were enjoyable in their own ways and I loved chatting to people about what happens at Hollybush. I was fortunate enough to see how people developed by doing courses and other activities. Being a small part of their journey was a real privilege, that I won’t forget. Those who work and volunteer at Hollybush are incredible people. Thank you for letting me be part of the team when I was there.
Written by Becs Hatfield