HXG Workshop: Economical Aquaponics


economical aquaponics The 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.


Saturday, October 5, 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.


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!


Advanced registration is required. Registration begins on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, and closes at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 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.