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For Immediate Release
February 13, 2018

Gardenting with Beneficial Microbes

Halawa Xeriscape Garden Workshop

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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 beneficial microbes. Gardening with beneficial microbes promotes the growth of healthy plants which may require less watering and maintenance.


Saturday, March 3, 2018
10:30 a.m. to noon


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


Come join us and instructor Jan Nadamoto to learn about microbes and how they can: help to create healthy leaves, improve your plants nutritional intake, minimize fungus, mold, insects and encourage the development of a strong root system. At this workshop, participants will be taught how to use these microbes for healthy, robust plants and what their role is in Bokashi composting, and the variety of ways the mixture and its by-products can be used.  
 You will also be taught how to make some of this “liquid gold” made with indigenous microbes. You’ll be taking home your very own concoction to use on your own plants’ and you’ll be the envy of your neighbors and friends when they see how you manage such beautiful and healthy plants effortlessly!


$20.00 for the general public and Friends of Halawa membership “Friend” level and, $15.00 for supporting, corporate or lifetime memberships.


Advanced registration is required.  Registration begins on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, and closes at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018, or when all spaces are filled. Call 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.



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."