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For Immediate Release
February 18, 2020

Introduction to Native Hawaiian Plants

Halawa Xeriscape Garden Workshop


Gain an introduction to native Hawaiian plants and learn how to incorporate them into your living space. Learn why these plants are special and how you can use less water by incorporating them into your homes, gardens and lawns. This workshop is offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS) and Friends of Hālawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG).


introduction to native hawaiian plantsSaturday, March 7, 2020
10:30 a.m. to noon


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


$8 for general public and Friends of Halawa membership “Friend” level
$3 for supporting, corporate and lifetime memberships


This workshop is an introduction to native plants, with a focus on ones that do well in dry habitats. A short garden tour highlighting some native plants is included. We send you home with your very own native plant starter. Content is geared towards adults.


Advanced registration is required. Registration opens on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, and closes at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 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. The photo is courtesy of the Board of Water Supply.


Michele Harman
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."