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For Immediate Release
August 14, 2018

The Benefits of Origami Paper Pot Planters

Halawa Xeriscape Garden


benefits of origami paper pot plantersLearn how to make paper pots from recycled newspaper and decorative paper too! These pots when made in advance store very easy and take up little space. They are easy to plant in, are great for gifts, party centerpieces, or individually brighten up an office desk or counter. You can even start your succulents for landscapes in these creative paper pots. A hands-on workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS) and Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) will show you how to create attractive and functional origami paper pots.

At the end of class you will have made and planted your own paper pot planters to take home and enjoy.


Saturday, September 1, 2018
10:30 a.m.


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


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


With some recycled paper, planting soil, and a drought tolerant plant, participants can make an origami container that can later be planted in the ground with their plant, this minimizes disturbance to the plants roots and as the pot decomposes it creates nutrients for the plant. You can also use a water resistant florist paper to create the same origami container but use them as a decorative planter for your home, office and for starter herbs. You’ll also learn a few tips on caring for drought tolerant plants in paper pots.


Advanced registration is required. Registration opens on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, and closes at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 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 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.


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."