The Wayne County 4-H Program held their fourth and final 4-H Summer Educational tour at the Hermitage of the Holy Cross, a monastic community of Orthodox Christians. Youth learned how the 26 monks make soap, incense, raise goats, bees (for honey), and keep a garden to support their monastic lifestyle.
L-R: Monk David, Conner Hall, Addy Smith, Betty Jane Parsley, Marah Christian, Josie Parsley, Elijah Parsley, Benton Hall and Duke Parsley. The youth are standing outside their gift shop.
The group standing inside their chapel.
They have beautiful and productive gardens.
The group being shown how they make incense.
The group getting to pet and feed their goats.