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For Immediate Release
April 9, 2019

How to Select the Right Potting Mix

Halawa Xeriscape Garden Workshop


how to select the right plant mediaThis fun and informative workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS), Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) and plant enthusiast Jo-Ann Maeda will empower homeowners with a little bit of knowledge that will go a long way in creating beautiful container gardens!


Saturday, April 27, 2019
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.


Are you ever confused when you get to the garden shop and can’t decide on which bag of plant media is the right one to buy?  Or went home with your new plants only to have them suddenly die 3 months later?  Participants will get to see, feel and smell, the different types of plant media and compare their similarities, and identify the pros and cons of some of the most popular bagged-to-go garden potting mixes.


Advanced registration is required. Registration opens on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, and closes at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 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 participants full name, home address, phone number, and email address where applicable.


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."