Growing Our Kaiāulu

Welina mai kākou!

Kaiāulu is an old name for Waiʻanae. Giving back to our kaiāulu, our community, is an inherent and valuable part of our vision and mission to empower our youth, families and community through social enterprise. In order for our kaiāulu to flourish, we must perpetuate our ʻike Hawaiʻi, our values, knowledge and practice, we must mālama ʻāina, care for our land and natural resources and we must hoʻoikaika kānaka, strengthen the people.

Kākoʻo Co-Producer Visits

Want to collaborate and be a partner in building a just, healthy, sustainable and resilient Hawaiʻi? Kākoʻo Co-Producers are folks that contribute their gifts and talents to benefit the community and are seeking collaboration and partnership with MAʻO and the Kauhale. Kākoʻo visits are generally held on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 10am to 12pm in which we will host you on a farm operations tour, facilitate a generative dialogue and learning exchange, and then close our meeting with sharing of reflections in the youth closing circle. 

Community Presentations

MAʻO and the Kauhale are often asked to share presentations of the work we are doing. Our speakers, staff and youth interns, have presented at local, national and international venues on topics like organic farming in Hawaiʻi, food sovereignty, indigenous education, scaling social enterprises, inter-generational education models, innovations in financial modeling for non profits, racial equity and healing and much more.

Community Service Learning Day

Our purpose is to share with our community, from keiki to kupuna, an opportunity to learn about what we do at the farm and the importance of growing organic food. Led by our YLT interns who host the day, typical activities include weeding, mulching, planting in the fields and planting in the nursery. The day generally concludes with a farm tour, a reflection circle, and a farm-to-table potluck lunch. Community Service Learning Days are contingent upon staff and operations resources and available by appointment only.

Contact Us!

To request a Kākoʻo Co-Producer Visit, a Community Presentation or a Community Service Learning Day, please send an email to: with detailed information regarding your request.