MA’O Organic Farms: Fertile ground for organic produce and young leaders of Hawaii

Life & Soul Magazine

Hawaiian social enterprise MA’O Organic Farms is fertile ground for organic food produce and young leaders working for a sustainable Hawaii.

MA’O Organic Farms – a 23-acre certified organic farm located in Lualualei valley in Waiʻanae, Oahu’s west side – operates a young leadership program that hires young people from Waianae, pays for school and gives workers a stipend.

Created by husband and wife team, Gary and Kukui Maunakea-Forth in 2001, MA’O Organic Farms has helped hundreds of students get college educations under their youth leadership training program.

Along with building and raising a community through agriculture activity, the couple has brought awareness to Hawaii’s food and economic security through a farm-to-table experience.

At the farm, new farmers and community leaders learn hands-on by co-managing the social enterprise’s operations. Trainees produce, process, market and distribute more than 50 types of fruit and vegetables that MA’O Organic Farms produces.

Wai‘anae was once a self-sufficient region that…

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