Good Luck Planter Workshop

A Special Workshop Presented by Sheri Mikami of Halawa Xeriscape Garden and the Board of Water Supply

Location:           Soto Mission of Aiea

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Time: 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Fee:  $15 per person (adults only)

Reuse a plastic jug to create a “Good Luck” planter!  You will be repurposing material minimizing waste that goes to our landfill!  You can use your creative container for your favorite plant or a succulent garden.  Attend this fun hands-on, DIY (Do It Yourself) workshop to transform a recycled 1 gallon plastic jug into a Maneki Neko OR Daruma planter.  This workshop is open to the public.

The workshop fee includes project supplies to make one planter, Maneki Neko OR Daruma, and xeric starter cuttings.  Dress comfortably—you may get acrylic paint on your clothes.

Attendees should bring:

· 1 gallon recycled plastic (milk/juice/tea) jug which is rinsed and dried. Caution: Do not use goo gone or oil to remove labels from your jug as your paint will not adhere to the jug.

· Box or bag to take home your planter.

· Your own beverage to drink & snack to eat during workshop.

Registration is now open through Tuesday, January 3, 2023.  In order to prepare properly for the workshop, no late registration will be accepted… Space is strictly limited to the first 15 paid participants.  Sorry, no walk-ins.

How to register for Planter Workshop:

· Email  and:

· Include your name and phone number

· Indicate your planter choice: Maneki Neko or Daruma

· Send your $15 registration fee to Soto Mission of Aiea, P.O. Box 926, Aiea, HI 96701. Please note: “Planter Workshop” on your check.

· Call or text Candace Tasoe at 808-294-2692 if you have questions. 

We are pleased to have Sheri Mikami, Community Relations Specialist at the Board of Water Supply, conduct this workshop.  Sheri focuses on outdoor water conservation education and manages the Halawa Xeriscape Garden.  She enjoys creating crafty DIY gardening workshops that utilize recycled materials and xeriscape plants.

Please view xeriscape and outdoor water conservation information at

Sheri is Vice President of the Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden, UH CTAHR Master Gardener Emeritus, and a 4-H Garden Club volunteer instructor.