On June 28th, we went to MA’O Organic Farms located in Wai’anae. We came inside our own community circle and we said our names and where we lived and also changed E Ho Mai to help us focus and for our ancestors to watch over us while we do our work. After our introductions, we took a tour of the farm with our hosts for the day, aunty Terri and Sheila. Aunty Terri and Sheila run the Farm 2 Fork Program at MA‘O. On our tour, we learned about wind breaks and the plant rotations. We also learned how they pull out the big weeds first and then let the little weeds grow and then burn them with a propane torch. Later on, we helped with pulling weeds near other plants in their meditation garden and then got ready to make our lunch. We split up into 5 groups. Each group had a job to help make our lunch. One group cut vegetables and fruits, the second group made a sustainability promise, the third group helped make pizza, made seed bombs to take home, and the last group made our salad and dressing. The highlight of the day for me was making our own pizza and getting to share with everyone. It’s important to visit MA‘O so they can show us that we don’t have to rely on what on cargo shipments from the mainland and they also showed us that we can sustain ourselves through organic farming that’s healthy for us.