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For Immediate Release
February 4, 2020

How to Make and Use Bokashi Compost

Halawa Xeriscape Garden Workshop


A hands-on workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS), Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG), Jan Nadamoto will teach you how to make your own Bokashi mix and produce compost in a manageable space without smell, bugs, or heat.


bokashi compostSaturday, February 22, 2020
10:30 a.m. to noon


Halawa Xeriscape Garden
99-1268 Iwaena Street
Halawa Valley's Central Park Industrial Area


$15.00 for the general public and Friends of Halawa membership “Friend” level
$10.00 for supporting, corporate and lifetime memberships
Fee includes instruction, guidance and one gallon sized bag of Bokashi mix that will be ready to use approximately two weeks after the class.


Has the spread of the coconut rhinoceros beetle hampered your composting efforts? Have no fear, Bokashi is here! Come join us and instructor Jan Nadamoto to learn how to compost with microbacteria. Bokashi is a quick and easy way to turn food waste into compost through the use of a mix of local microbes. An advantage to Bokashi is that it’s a great way to create compost without strong odors or bugs. An alternative to traditional composting, the Bokashi method was discovered more than 30 years ago by Japanese microbiologist and organic farmer Dr. Teruo Higa. At this workshop, participants will be taught how Bokashi composting works and the variety of ways the mix and by-products can be used.


Advanced registration is required. Registration begins on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, and closes at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020 or when all spaces are filled. Call (808) 748-5315 or email to register. For more information about xeriscaping or classes at the Halawa Xeriscape Garden, visit BWS security and workshop registration requires submittal of participants full name, home address, phone number, and email address where applicable.


A photo is attached for your consideration and use, and courtesy of the Board of Water Supply.


Sheri Mikami
Community Relations Specialist
Honolulu Board of Water Supply
(808) 748-5315

About the Board of Water Supply

The Board of Water Supply (BWS), a semi-autonomous agency of the City and County of Honolulu, manages Oahu’s municipal water resources and distribution system. As the largest water utility in the State, the BWS serves approximately one million customers on Oahu. The BWS embraces its mission of "Water for Life – Ka Wai Ola" – to provide a safe, dependable, and affordable water supply, now and into the future. Uwē ka lani, ola ka honua – "When the heavens weep, the earth lives."