Leo Nani Farms located on the Hamakua Coast, Hawaii island. We are the southernmost island in the Hawaii Island chain. The newest island with a live volcano on Kilauea Mountain. The newness of this land, the lava in the soil, the very awake feeling of this big diverse island makes it a bread basket for the whole state. Because we are an island out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, it is vital that we are sustainable.
The Hamakua Coast is the home to abundant rainfall, sunny and temperate. Small farms grow diverse crops in a variety of farming practices. Our farm is a nine acre organic operation growing bananas, pineapples, papaya, lilikoi (passion fruit), greens, ulu (breadfruit), camellia sinensis (tea) and cacao. The list of crops is ever-evolving as our land becomes more fertile with feeding, mulching, weeding and all the love we can pour into this place.
In addition Rhiannon is a renowned traveling and touring singer and teacher. Janne is a world class photographer. Their vision includes building a studio to house a teaching and performance space for Rhiannon to work on island in the heart of this farm, as well as a photography office for Janne's archives and current work. This combination of art and farming is at the core of our vision. We say, “Cultivating the arts through farming.” We are living and learning what that means.