GINGERHILL FARM RETREAT
At Gingerhill Farm Retreat, farmers wake before dawn to meditate, do yoga between tasks, barter for goods, and pray for peace in the living world prior to every shared meal. Like over a dozen organic farms located on the “green belt” of Hawai‘i Island’s Kona coast, Gingerhill is part of a global movement to change the way farming has become increasingly more corporate and environmentally unsustainable. At the five-acre lot and training center, participants can experience a communal farmland, learning about economic efficiency and bartering the food products they’ve cultivated for food products from other groups. With an intern and resident program that trades room and two meals a day Monday through Friday for 20 hours of work, anyone can participate in the education of a more sustainable society.