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7 Medicinal Plants You Can Find on a Hawaiian Farm

7 Medicinal Plants You Can Find on a Hawaiian Farm

The benefits and pleasures of working on a Hawaiian farm are many. Beautiful sunsets, sweet fragrances, clean food, gorgeous landscapes, perfect weather; all are among the wonderful experiences we are blessed with at Gingerhill. One of the more practical benefits of...

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History and Significance of Hawaiian Annexation

History and Significance of Hawaiian Annexation

Any historian will tell you that it is important to understand where you come from if you want to understand where your journey will take you. Living on the Hawaiian Islands, it is crucial to both recognize and respect Native Hawaiian culture and its place in history....

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It’s Not Just About Eating Plants

It’s Not Just About Eating Plants

It’s hard to know what and how to eat when you work in Hawaii. The dietary dogma of the modern era has oscillated between the exuberant embrace and vehement rejection of a broad array of restrictive diets. Some religiously exalt the health benefits...

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The Controversy Of Pohakuloa

The Controversy Of Pohakuloa

Pohakuloa is located on Saddle Road between the majestic slopes of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. At over 6,000 feet in elevation, this Hawaii land boasts cool, breezy weather, an ironic contrast to the desertous landscape’s solid lakes of volcanic rock. Home to imported...

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The Benefits of Pruning Your Fruit Trees

The Benefits of Pruning Your Fruit Trees

We are among many work exchange programs in Hawaii that strive to employ sustainable, permaculture principles in maintaining our grounds. Low-input, environmentally sustainable methods provide the most nutritious foods and the greatest plant volume at the lowest...

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Banana Plants and How to Use Them

Banana Plants and How to Use Them

As one of the best places to stay in Hawaii for families, Gingerhill strives to expose guests to a wide array of exotic plant life. Among our most popular features is the banana plant, which we grow all over our property. The Banana plant is quite similar to the...

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Why You Should Be Excited About Lychee Season

Why You Should Be Excited About Lychee Season

The roadside stands and the grand appearance of bright red fruit at markets and stores mean that it’s finally lychee season. And if you're working Hawaii farm jobs, you know it's the case. At Gingerhill, that’s cause for excitement! Lychee is a favorite among the...

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The Benefits of Fodder

The Benefits of Fodder

Do you, or do you want to, work on a farm in Hawaii? If so, you must know that feeding your farm animals the most nutritious food possible is absolutely critical. For quality eggs, milks, and meats, or just a thriving flock of happy animals, you must provide your...

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The Many Uses of the Coconut Tree

The Many Uses of the Coconut Tree

!!! CLICK HERE !!! TO CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE VIDEOS   Known as the “tree of life” in the Philippines, the coconut tree boasts more uses and benefits than almost any other plant known to man. The coconut tree, one of the many "canoe plants" imported from Polynesia...

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Is Hawaii Safe to Visit? The Answer is YES

Is Hawaii Safe to Visit? The Answer is YES

The recent and ongoing eruption of Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii has travelers all over the world rethinking their tropical Hawaiian vacation plans. Many people are wondering: is Hawaii safe to travel to? What will I experience when I’m visiting the Big...

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All About Canoe Plants

All About Canoe Plants

If you read our post on ancient Hawaiian agriculture, you know that Hawaiian culture really isn’t so ancient after all. In fact, native Hawaiians’ culture and polytheistic belief system actually derive from the Polynesian cultures from which the native Hawaiians...

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What is Inflammation and How Can an Organic Lifestyle Help?

Most people have heard that inflammation is a negative thing. You probably know that an anti-inflammatory diet is conducive to greater health and longevity. Many of our organic farm volunteers and guests visit Gingerhill to help tame their inflammatory conditions. But...

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The Issue of Toxic Heavy Metals

The Issue of Toxic Heavy Metals

As part of our retreat offerings, we provide what we believe is the best Airbnb experience Hawaii can offer. We conduct tours of our orchards and gardens, showcasing all of the bountiful life on our property. We would not be the greatest Airbnb experience Hawaii...

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The Significance of Taro

The Significance of Taro

Taro is perhaps the most culturally significant Hawaiian food on the Islands. Integral to the Native Hawaiian story of origin, Taro has been incorporated into sacred ceremonies and rituals for hundreds of years. Even today, Native Hawaiians must refrain from fighting...

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Kava: The Myths and the Medicine

Kava: The Myths and the Medicine

If you live in any of the places in Hawaii, you’re probably familiar with Kava. A ceremonial drink in Pacific Islander culture for millennia, kava is now growing in popularity as both a social drink and a holistic treatment for a host of ailments. Visit any major...

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Should You Spring Clean with a Juice Fast?

Should You Spring Clean with a Juice Fast?

The advent of April means spring cleaning—of our cluttered spaces, digital presences, and, arguably of the utmost importance, our bodies. The changing of the seasons is an excellent time to cleanse the blood, lymph, and digestive tract of harmful,...

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Exploring Permaculture Concepts: Hugelkultur

Exploring Permaculture Concepts: Hugelkultur

We embrace permaculture not just because it is a sustainable method, but also because it is a broad concept that permits a plethora of possibilities and practices. Syntropic farming, agroforestry Hawaii, Korean natural farming—all of these innovative, cost-effective,...

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The Organic Lifestyle

The Organic Lifestyle

Gingerhill Farm embraces organic practices for the sake of healing our bodies, collaborating with nature, and protecting the planet. We employ sustainable agricultural methods to reduce inputs, prevent the need for chemical interventions, and promote soil health and...

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A Brief History of Hawaiian Agriculture

A Brief History of Hawaiian Agriculture

In Hawaii, we are blessed with rich, fertile soil. In fact, we often feel at Gingerhill that we are almost too fertile! On your Hawaii organic vacation with us, you will notice that produce, trees, and weeds alike flourish in our nitrogen-rich soils, even in spite of...

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The Many Benefits of Meditation

The Many Benefits of Meditation

As what we believe is the finest yoga retreat Hawaii has to offer, we strive to inspire our guests to adapt a holistic approach to health and wellness. Most people think they understand the basics of being healthy; all you have to do is eat your fruits and vegetables,...

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