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For Immediate Release
August 28, 2018

Backyard Composting: Nature's Recycling Workshop

Halawa Xeriscape Garden Workshop


backyard compost workshop hands holding sample compost  backyard compost sample in wheel barrel
This informative workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS), Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) and the City and County of Honolulu Environmental Services will teach you the basics of backyard composting using resources from your own yard and leftovers from your table!


Saturday, September 15, 2018
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


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


Free (due to space limitations, registration is required)


This FREE beginner backyard composting workshop teaches you how to turn yard trimmings and food scraps in to compost. Compost enriches soil, helping retain moisture, suppresses plant disease and pests, and reduces the need for chemical fertilizers. Participants will learn tips on how to set up their own backyard composting system in a manageable space while helping to reduce waste in our landfills.


Advanced registration is required. Registration opens on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, and closes at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018, 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 requires full name and address of all participants.


Photos are attached for your consideration and use. Photos are courtesy of the Department of Environmental Services.


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."