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  • Rock Your Garden

    In this Saturday workshop, discover why using scientific names for our plants is important. Make it fun to use those names and create permanent rock labels you can place by your plants.

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  • Advanced Aquaponics

    The Board of Water Supply (BWS) and the Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) are pleased to offer an “Advanced Aquaponics” workshop.

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  • Rain Barrel Water Catchment

    An informational workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS) and Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) explains how collecting rain water reduces the amount of drinking water used for irrigating landscapes. Participants will learn about rain barrel catchment systems, important construction points, installation, and effective maintenance techniques.

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  • How to Make and Use Bokashi Compost

    A hands-on workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS) and the Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG), Jan Nadamoto will teach you how to make your own Bokashi mix and produce compost in a manageable space without smell, bugs, or heat.

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  • Painting Plumeria

    The second of our “Paint in the Garden,” Series for this new workshop schedule is a fun-filled, NO PAINTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED workshop! Participants will receive step-by-step instructions from start to finish. As they complete their masterpiece they will learn about the care and unique characteristics of the Plumeria.

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  • Introduction to Native Hawaiian Plants

    Gain an introduction to native Hawaiian plants and learn how to incorporate them into your living space. Learn why these plants are special and how you can use less water by incorporating them into your homes, gardens and lawns. This workshop is offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS) and Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG).

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  • Xeric Critters

    Create custom made critter planters during this Saturday morning workshop! A hands-on workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS) and Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) will show you how to create a xeric critter planter out of a recycled 2-liter bottle.

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  • Painting Dragonfly

    The third of our “Paint in the Garden” series, this season is a fun-filled, NO PAINTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED workshop! Participants will receive step by step instructions from start to finish while learning how the Dragonfly are beneficial to have in your garden.

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  • Xeric: Succulents and Beyond

    Learn the basics of growing and caring for xeric plants other than succulents. An informational workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS) and Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) and FOHXG Nursery Lead and Certified Master Gardener Lynne Berry Westlake present Xeric: Succulents and Beyond.

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  • Rain Barrel Water Catchment

    An informational workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS) and Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) explains how collecting rain water reduces the amount of drinking water used for irrigating landscapes.

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  • Xeriscape Spring Activities

    The Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS), in partnership with the Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG), is offering its Annual Spring Xeriscape Activities. Keiki along with their families will visit Spring themed make-and-take stations at the Halawa Xeriscape Garden.

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  • Backyard Composting: Nature's Recycling

    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!

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  • Let's Talk Soil

    This fun and informative workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS), Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) and FOHXG Nursery Lead and Certified Master Gardener Lynne Berry Westlake will empower homeowners with a little bit of knowledge that will go a long way in creating a beautiful garden!

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  • Terracotta Madness

    The Board of Water Supply (BWS) and the Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) are pleased to offer "Terracotta Madness" -- a Saturday workshop that teaches participants about succulent propagation with the use of recycled pottery.

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  • Gardening with Beneficial Microbes

    A hands-on workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS), Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG), Jan Nadamoto will teach you how to make your own beneficial microbes. Gardening with beneficial microbes promotes the growth of healthy plants which may require less watering and maintenance.

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  • How to Make a Ti-Leaf Lei

    Learn how to make a ti-leaf lei from the ti-leaves in your own garden. A hands-on workshop on Wednesday 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.

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  • Pokahu Pals

    A hands-on workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS) and Friends of Hālawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) will help participants learn all about helpful garden insects. Participants will make a special rock caterpillar, bee, or lady bug to take home. This workshop is geared toward youth ages 7 and above who are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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