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For Immediate Release
May 7, 2019

Memorial Day Ti-Leaf Lei

Halawa Xeriscape Garden Workshop

ti leaf lei workshop


Learn how to make a ti-leaf lei from the ti-leaves in your own garden. A hands-on workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS) and Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) will show you how to make a ti leaf lei from this drought tolerant plant.


Wednesday, May 22, 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.


Just in time for Memorial Day, graduation season and any occasion that you may need a lei, participants will be taught how to make a ti-leaf lei. Ti-leaf plants survive well in our natural climate conditions. Its shiny and waxy leaves don’t require a lot of watering, which helps to minimize outdoor water use. Participants are invited to donate ti-leaf lei that will be placed on a gravesite at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl for Memorial Day.


Advanced registration is required. Registration opens on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, and closes at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 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.


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."