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For Immediate Release
September 3, 2019

Backyard Composting: Nature's Recycling

Halawa Xeriscape Garden Workshop


This informative workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS), Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) and the City and County of Honolulu Environmental Services will teach you the basics of backyard composting using resources from your own yard and leftovers from your table!

backyard compostWhen

Saturday, September 21, 2019
10:30 a.m. to noon


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 


This beginner backyard composting workshop teaches you how to turn yard trimmings and food scraps in to compost. Compost enriches soil, helping retain moisture, suppresses plant disease and pests, and reduces the need for chemical fertilizers. Participants will learn tips on how to set up their own backyard composting system in a manageable space while helping to reduce waste in our landfills.


Advanced registration is required. .  Registration opens on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, and closes at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019, 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 participant’s 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. UwÄ“ ka lani, ola ka honua – "When the heavens weep, the earth lives."