Hana ‘I‘o is a hands-on, food preparation program for middle school students who want to grow their knowledge, skills and relationship to the animals they eat. Students explore the role their mountain plays in food production. They take part in the respectful and humane process of killing a pig. They participate in animal husbandry and learn safety and sanitation guidelines, knife skills, and about meat production here in Hawaii. By taking part in this program, students begin to think critically about waste and humane animal practices. They gain a deeper understanding of food abundance and begin to evaluate what they put in their bodies.