Hui o Ko'olaupoko and Surfrider Foundation will be presenting a Rain Garden Workshop on Thursday, February 27th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Capitol One 360 Cafe located in Waikiki at 1958 Kalakaua Ave.
Rain gardens are flat bottomed depressions planted with native vegetation use to capture excess storm water and pollutants from rooftops, driveways, sidewalks, parking lots or streets. Rain gardens are great projects for helping to protect stream and ocean health.
This workshop will cover all aspects of designing and building a rain garden in your yard. The workshop will help you to determine a good site for your rain garden; how to conduct an infiltration test and sizing your rain garden accordingly; laying out your design; plant selection; purchasing materials and installation process; and maintenance of your rain garden.
If you are planning on attending and are able to bring a computer or tablet, please visit our website to download a copy of the Hawaii Residential Rain Garden Manual to follow along with during the workshop. Hard copies of the manual will also be available for purchase for $15 during the workshop. Although it is helpful to have the manual to follow along with during the workshop and for future reference, it is not critical that you have a copy.
All are welcome to attend. Food and beverages are available for purchase at the Capitol One 360 Cafe during the workshop. Parking in the Capitol One parking lot is limited so please carpool if possible. Additional parking is available at Fort DeRussy for $7/day.
Please RSVP via Facebook or by e-mail so we can get an idea of how many people will be attending.
The mission of Hui o Ko`olaupoko is to protect ocean health by restoring the `aina: mauka to makai. This is done in partnership with stakeholders including interested citizens, non-governmental organizations, government, educational institutions and businesses while using and focusing on sound ecological principles, community input, and cultural heritage.