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For Immediate Release
September 17, 2019

Economical Aquaponics

Halawa Xeriscape Garden

What

economical aquaponicsThe Board of Water Supply (BWS), Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG), and HappyPonics Farms are pleased to offer an Economical Aquaponics workshop. Participants will learn about water conservation and how to produce organic food in their own backyard or lanai.

When

Saturday, October 5, 2019
10:30 a.m. to noon

Where

Halawa Xeriscape Garden
99-1268 Iwaena Street
Halawa Valley's Central Park Industrial Area
(get directions)

Cost

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

Details

Do you enjoy raising fish, growing plants, and eating organic products? You can learn how to combine all three activities and save on outdoor water use by attending the Economical Aquaponics workshop.

Aquaponics is the symbiotic growing of plants and fish in a re-circulating environment. Users simply feed the small fish, and their nutrient-rich water is pumped into a grow bed. The grow bed serves as a filtration system, where the plants absorb nutrients from the water. The recharged, oxygenated water is then returned to the fish tank and the cycle repeats itself over and over again. An aquaponic system uses 90 to 95% less water than a traditional in-ground garden and eliminates the need for chemical fertilizers. Participants will learn to reduce their water footprint and put their newly learned skills to the test!

Register

Advanced registration is required. Registration opens on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, and closes at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019, or when all spaces are filled. Call (808) 748-5315 or email workshops@hbws.org to register. For more information about xeriscaping or classes at the Halawa Xeriscape Garden, visit www.boardofwatersupply.com. BWS security and workshop registration requires submittal of participants full name, home address, phone number, and email address where applicable.

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A photo is attached for your consideration and use. The photo is courtesy of the Board of Water Supply.


Contact:

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."