Known to many as the “Matisse of Japan,” our founder, Mayumi Oda, has done extensive work with female goddess imagery and the feminine connection to nature. Mayumi has taught creativity and meditation workshops throughout the world.
Zach and Iris, met in Brazil and moved to the Big Island to help Zach’s mom with Gingerhill Farm Retreat. Their mission is to teach people how to live sustainably in community – a return to the village model. Since 2012 they have hosted guests from all over the world who come to join them in their daily routine of meditation, exercise, farming, yoga and cooking.
As of July 2016, they have embarked on a journey to discover other suitable locations for sustainable farm communities. Please follow their progress on their new blog: