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For Immediate Release
April 3, 2018

Xeriscape 101

Halawa Xeriscape Garden Workshop


xeriscape 101 workshopCreate a landscape to be envied and gain leisure time to enjoy yourself and your xeric garden. An informative workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS) and Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) instructs participants on how to conserve water outdoors in your landscape that not only saves drinking water for future generations, but also reduces your monthly consumption and water bill!


Saturday, April 21, 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.


This informative workshop teaches participants the seven steps to xeriscaping: crucial planning and design, importance of limited turf areas, efficient irrigation, soil improvements (the building blocks for healthy plants), importance of mulch and utilizing it properly, identifying drought-tolerant plants, and simplified maintenance procedures.


Advanced registration is required. Registration opens on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, and closes at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 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."