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For Immediate Release
January 30, 2018

Companion Planting Makes Gardening Fun

Halawa Xeriscape Garden Workshop

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Join us for a fun-filled morning learning about the ancient art of companion planting. Offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS) and Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG), this informative workshop instructs participants on how to select plants that benefit each other. These benefits include the exchanging of micronutrients to foster abundant growth and naturally deterring insects. Certain plants even act as doctors for each other. All of this while reducing your outdoor water usage!


Saturday, February 17, 2018
10:30 a.m. to noon


Halawa Xeriscape Garden
99-1268 Iwaena Street
Halawa Valley’s Central Park Industrial Area
(get directions)


$5 for general public and Friends of Halawa membership “Friend” level
Free for supporting, corporate and lifetime memberships
We accept cash and checks.


Companion planting fosters healthy plants, which not only require less water but also less fertilizer and maintenance too! It’s amazing how different plants can influence the lifecycle of other plants. Come learn why broccoli, lettuce, and potatoes grow well together. You will learn to grow mint to repel aphids, to raise petunias to discourage potato bugs, and how chemicals secreted from one plant may help another. You’ll return home excited to get your efficient landscaping or garden updated, and planning it will be easy because you will have a handy companion planting cheat sheet.


Advanced registration is required. Registration opens on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, and closes at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018, or when all spaces are filled. Call (808) 748-5315 or email to register. 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.


Diane Moses
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."