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For Immediate Release
February 27, 2018


Halawa Xeriscape Garden Workshop

WHATPainting Pineapples

The second of our “Paint in the Garden,” Series, is a fun-filled, NO PAINTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED workshop! This workshop is inspired by Hawaii’s all-time local favorite, The Pineapple! Participants receive step-by-step instructions from start to finish. As they complete their masterpiece they will learn about the care and unique characteristics of the Pineapple, a member of the Bromeliad family. In real life, this drought tolerant plant can help reduce outdoor water consumption when used in your landscape. This new and exciting, hands-on workshop is offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS), Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) and Erika Brown, member of FOHXG.


March 17, 2018
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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


$30 for general public and Friends of Halawa membership “Friend” level
$25 for supporting, corporate and lifetime memberships
We accept cash, check and most major credit cards.


The Pineapple, a symbol of hospitality and friendship is the perfect theme for a Saturday morning workshop. Please join us in creating an 11” x 14” painting, making new friends and learning all about this xeric favorite. Instructor Erika Brown will coach students on the use of acrylic paints and how to use layering, blending and shading techniques to give their masterpiece just the right look, one they will be proud to display on a wall or table. The Painting Pineapple Workshop is an adult only workshop. We recommend packing a meal and/or snack with beverage, and an apron.


Advanced registration is required. Registration opens Tuesday, February 27, 2018, and closes at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 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."