Welcome to Gingerhill Farm Retreat: Where Sustainability and Harmony with Nature Flourish in Big Island Hawaii

Clean Food and Eco-Friendly Practices

Our journey began with the visionary artist Mayumi Oda, fondly known as “The Matisse of Japan.” In 2000, she acquired a steep and rocky five-acre plot in South Kona’s “Greenbelt,” driven by her passionate advocacy against nuclear power and genetically modified organisms. Her unwavering commitment to creating a farm for growing clean, uncontaminated food led her to transform the once weed-infested land into a vibrant, botanical oasis.

With the invaluable support of international guests who lived and trained with her, Mayumi cultivated terraces, cleared the land and planted thriving orchards and gardens. Today, Gingerhill Farm Retreat stands as a beacon of eco-friendliness, renowned for teaching guests the art of growing and cooking the freshest, most nutrient-dense food imaginable. When people think of eco-friendly resorts in Hawaii, Gingerhill Farm Retreat is the epitome of sustainable living.

Sustainability, Self-Sufficiency, and Stewardship of the Land

In 2011, Mayumi’s son, Zachary, and his wife, Iris, took up the mantle as directors of the farm, continuing the legacy of sustainable living and community harmony. Together, they worked tirelessly to foster a productive, harmonious community dedicated to wellness and education.

Their mission remains steadfast: to inspire people to reconnect with nature, showing kindness to themselves, their neighbors, and the planet. As an eco-friendly resort, Gingerhill Farm Retreat strives to lead by example, championing sustainability, self-sufficiency, and land stewardship.

The Gingerhill Lifestyle on Big Island Hawaii

Gingerhill Farm Retreat beckons guests to indulge in a stimulating, joyful, and rewarding lifestyle centered around the principle of balance. Acknowledging the toll of excessive living on the body and senses, we emphasize maintaining a healthy equilibrium between rest, work, and leisure. Our guests are encouraged to immerse themselves in a nurturing routine, partaking in enriching activities such as meals, yoga, meditation, and leisure.

two men doing yoga together surrounded by a tropical forest paradise

Our Daily Practices for Holistic Wellbeing

In our daily practices for holistic well-being in Gingerhill, we foster a culture of self-care, urging our guests and community members to set aside time for stillness, reflection, and restoration. Embracing meditation and yoga as integral components of our daily routine, we offer spiritual enrichment and grounding to harmonize with the island’s natural rhythm.

Recognizing the value of quality sleep, our Ayurvedic Specialist collaborates with community members to enhance their sleep habits, facilitating the consolidation of knowledge, healing of muscles, and detoxifying organs.

Rewarding Work, Enriching Connection with Nature

Work at Gingerhill Farm Retreat is far from monotonous; it is a source of joy, activity, and fulfillment. Following morning meditation, we delve into the gardens for harvesting, planting, and enriching the land. This active engagement strengthens and energizes the body without overwhelming it. Through these daily agricultural practices, we uphold a reciprocal relationship with nature, tending to the land in exchange for rejuvenation and bountiful harvests. Our community members embrace their roles as custodians of sustainability, infusing their work with pride and purpose.

Leisure with Purpose and Unity

Our approach to leisure at Gingerhill goes beyond passive activities; it is a conscious endeavor to relax the body and mind while fortifying our connection to the earth, self, and community. Rather than indulging in taxing modern activities, we enjoy the healing embrace of the island’s beaches, participate in exercises, and tend to the land for leisure. As a tight-knit community, we come together for dinners, events, and outings that strengthen our sense of connectedness and enhance communication.

Nourishing Meals for the Body and Soul

Dedicated to promoting overall wellness, we invest significant energy in preparing healthy, restorative meals using locally sourced organic and medicinal produce from our farm. Guided by Ayurvedic principles, our culinary endeavors aim to detoxify the body and support digestion, fostering rejuvenation and vitality. Nourishment should be a delightful experience; thus, we explore diverse cuisines, relishing the abundance of flavors available on Big Island Hawaii. Each meal served at Gingerhill Farm Retreat is a journey of enrichment, filled with flavors that delight the palate and nourish the soul.

Join Us at Gingerhill Farm Retreat

As you seek an authentic and fulfilling eco-friendly resort experience on Big Island Hawaii, Gingerhill Farm Retreat awaits with open arms. Embrace a lifestyle founded on sustainability, self-sufficiency, and connection to nature, and immerse yourself in the island’s beauty. Book your stay today and embark on a transformative journey harmonizing your wellbeing with the natural world. Mahalo!

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