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The Board of Water Supply and the Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) host workshops at the garden from September through May each year. The year's workshop schedule is announced on the first Saturday of August. See a sampling of past workshops below. Preferred workshop rates are available to FOHXG members. For more information, call the Halawa Xeriscape Garden at (808) 748-5315 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This September workshop taught participants the basics of backyard composting using resources from their own yards and leftovers from their tables!
Participants in this hands-on September workshop created a functionally artful planter from recycled wood and funnels!
Participants in this October workshop learned about how they could combine a number of interests, raising fish, growing plants, eating organic products, and cutting outdoor water use by setting up an aquaponics system.
In this October painting session, participants learned about the unique characteristics of bamboo, a drought tolerant plant that can help to reduce outdoor water consumption.
An annual favorite, this October workshop showed participants how to create a planter from a recycled milk jug. Eco-craft like this also help to minimize waste that goes to a landfill.
In this two-session workshop in November, participants created personalized and functional garden nooks using a recycled wooden drawer, ready to be filled with drought tolerant plants.
In this January 2020 workshop, participants assembled their very own desktop xeric contemporary mini zen garden to help evoke feelings of calmness and peace.
Back by popular demand, this educational workshop with Da Bug Doctor helped participants with methods to deter bugs using everyday household supplies!
In this advanced session on aquaponics, participants shared their personal experiences and solutions in maintaining a healthy aquaponic system.
In this September workshop, participants learned how to create attractive and functional origami paper pots.
In this September workshop, participants discovered why using scientific names for plants is important and created permanent rock labels to be placed by their plants.
In this hands-on workshop, participants crafted a 2-liter plastic bottle to look like a hedgehog or other outdoor critter. With a bit of creativity, participants fashioned recycled containers that are practical, fun to use in your garden and simple to create.
Master Gardener Lynne Berry Westlake introduced "Xeric: Beyond Succulents" attendees to other drought tolerant or xeric plants that require smaller amounts of water and shared the basics of growing and caring for these plants.
In this hands-on workshop with instructor Jan Nadamoto, participants learned how to make their own beneficial microbes.
In this May workshop, participants learned how to make a ti-leaf lei, perfect for any special occasion.
In this September 2017 workshop, participants created custom-made textured hypertufa bowls that are half the weight of their cement counterparts!
Workshop attendees learned about the differences between and the benefits of keyhole and spiral gardens. They then went home and created their very own gardens using the “lasagna” method to re-collect and nourish the soil.
In this November 2017 workshop, participants learned tips on how to set up and maintain their own counter-top composting worm bins. Watch a video clip from the workshop on Facebook.
No painting experience was required for this March 2017 workshop, where attendees used paint and recyclable materials to bring color and texture to art.
Participants in this March 2017 workshop made a crochet cactus or succulent potted plant, which are perfect additions to a household or an office décor.
During this April 2017 workshop, attendees created whimsical planters from recycled milk jugs, as a way to minimize waste that goes to a landfill.