HXG Workshop: 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!

  backyard compost sample in wheel barrel

Saturday, September 21, 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.


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 workshops@hbws.org to register. BWS security and workshop registration requires submittal of participant’s full name, home address, phone number, and email address where applicable.

See the current workshop schedule.