Hale Imu

Na ke kanaka mahi ‘ai ka imu ō nui.
The well-filled imu belongs to the man who tills the soil. 

Promoting research relevant to the perpetuation of Native Hawaiian plants and 
the relationships that Native Hawaiians have with plants.

Communities around the world depend on ecological resources for subsistence and cultural perpetuation.  The purpose of the IMU Ō NUI project is to record how Hawaiian practices are evolving, with a focus on the diversity and continuum of plants being gathered for food, techniques for food preparation and Native Hawaiian well-being.  The process of how humans gather, prepare and consume food defines, in many ways, our relationship and connection with the environment and society.