Category Archives: Food Waste

  • 3 positive environmental impacts of composting

    Do you know much of what is thrown away as waste can be recycled? Or composted as the case may be? Now, the question becomes why do we throw so much garbage away without even trying to reuse, recycle or compost it?

    Over recent years, there have been concerted efforts from environmental advocates in campaigning for increased efforts towards recycling. In response to these efforts cities are beginning to enact ordinances that seek to encourage the reuse of waste.

    Why...

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  • Bokashi composting in the winter

    Traditional compost piles tend to be less active during the winter as the core temperatures drop. Bokashi composting offers a great solution for composting your food scraps during these colder months (and in colder climates). You can continue to compost all of your food scraps in your bokashi kitchen composter through the winter.

    Tips for using your bokashi bucket in the winter

    You can continue to use your indoor bokashi kitchen composter in the same way as during the rest...

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  • The Bokashi Bucket and Soil Health

    In our previous post, we talked about food waste and how that got The Bokashi Bucket started on this awesome journey. As we learned more about the Bokashi approach to handling food waste, we learned that increasing soil fertility was the actual reason Bokashi was created and existed–not to handle food waste. Let us say that again–returning food scraps to the soil is the METHOD, improving soil vitality is the GOAL. And the more we learn about that, the more fascinating it is!

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  • Food Waste--What Got The Bokashi Bucket Started

    Throw To Grow: Kickstarter Video.

    Food scraps–the stuff you scrape off your plate and into the trash after a good meal. The stuff you throw out because it went bad after two weeks in the fridge. The fruit that got spots on it as it sat on the...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I put my Bokashi Bucket?

Place your Bokashi Bucket where it is easy for you to use but out of direct sunlight and away from any heaters. Inside your kitchen, garage, laundry room or basement are great places to keep it.

What do I do if my Bokashi Bucket smells bad?

When done correctly you’re Bokashi Bucket shouldn’t smell. Foul odors come when you don’t add enough Bokashi Activator, add too much scraps at a time, air gets into the bucket, or you’re not draining your bucket. Address these issues to fix a stinky bucket.

When should I drain my Bokashi Bucket?

It’s good practice to drain your Bokashi Bucket or at least check it for liquids every 2-3 days.

Where should I bury my Bokashi Bucket?

Alongside your garden bed, around trees or in an area where you plan to plant are garden are great places to bury your fermented food scraps. Anywhere in your yard is fine too.  We like to bury ours in a plastic storage bin with some soil or compost. In about 4 weeks, it’s ready for planting!