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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. View the current workshop schedule or see a sampling of recent workshops.Preferred rates on these workshops 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.
In this September workshop, participants learned how to create attractive and functional origami paper pots.
Attendees at this popular workshop in September learned tips on how to handle bugs around the home with our Da Bug Doctor.
In this September workshop, attendees learned the basics of backyard composting using resources from their own yards and leftovers from the table.
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 October workshop, participants learned about the care and unique characteristics of the Hibiscus.
Workshop participants crafted whimsical owl planters from milk jugs and learned tips for using succulents in containers during this Saturday morning workshop.
In this painting workshop, participants learned about the care and unique characteristics of the Bird of Paradise.
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.
Workshop participants got hands-on and re-purposed a recycled drawer to create a garden nook that can conveniently display plants on a wall just outside your kitchen door for harvesting herbs or as a stand-alone personalized garden decoration!
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 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.
In workshops held in November and December 2017, participants learned how to use less-thirsty, xeriscape plants to make colorful and festive holiday decorations.
Participants in this January 2018 workshop, received step-by-step instructions, from start to finish, and learn about the care and unique characteristics of the Prickly Pear cactus, and a brief history of the impressionistic art movement.
Attendees received step-by-step instructions to complete their masterpieces while learning about the care and unique characteristics of the Pineapple, a member of the Bromeliad family. This drought tolerant plant can help reduce outdoor water consumption when used in your landscape.
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.