The ninth annual Living Earth Festival focuses on sustainable development through heritage tourism, traditional agricultural practices, and the importance of Native foods and food sovereignty. In this presentation, young farmers from the MA’O Organic Farms on Oahu, Hawai'i, describe how they are combating their “food desert,” as well as high unemployment, and seeking incentives for higher education. MAʻO is an acronym for mala (garden) ʻai (food) ʻopio (youth), or youth food garden, and affirms the organization's belief that when people reconnect and restore their relationship with the land, they are able to return abundance and prosperity to youth, their families, and the community. The speakers for this presentation include Nanea Keli‘i, Kylie Gasper, Joshua Fukumoto, and Tori-Lyn Smith (Native Hawaiians). This presentation was webcast and recorded in the Potomac Atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian on July 21, 2018.