The Hermitage's Olena (Turmeric) field came about through fellowship with a local organic farm, Love of Life Farm, owned by Jake Wegehoft, who gave us 500 rhizomes of Turmeric to plant. This was a part of his ministry of "giving back" and of "spreading the good news about Turmeric." Like Love of Life Farm, Na Pua Li'i Hermitage and Lone Pine Farm are "Certified Organic." See California Certified Organic Farmers to learn more about becoming certified.
As our agricultural ministry has grown far beyond our expectations,
our Community has found it necessary to found a 501(c)(3),
Franciscan Hermitage Ministries.