About MAʻO

Our mission to restore a thriving and resilient community food and education system is based on a successful and progressive 14-year kahua (foundation) of growing organic fruits and vegetables while cultivating youth leadership in Waiʻanae.   Our goal is to restore that relationship between our youth and the ʻāina- that which feeds - thus, restoring our ancestral connection to the land and fostering an interdependence between the land and people that will strengthen and fortify the resilience of our youth, families and community to meet the real 21st century challenges of an increasingly globalized food system, oil over-dependency and climate change.