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.
A lot of medical marihuana growers are discovering the benefits of adding bokashi bran to their growing medium. Over the past few months Bokashi Living has been working with a licensed grower in Vancouver to find out if there are any benefits to using bokashi bran. The results so far are pretty impressive. Read more
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.
You can continue to use your indoor bokashi kitchen composter in the same way as during?the rest...
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!<
What else can I use the Bokashi Activator for? Another great question–again, we’re glad you asked….
There are at least three other easy, wonderful things you can do with Bokashi Activator. Each 1 lb bag of our Bokashi Activator will literally have at least 10 BILLION beneficial microbes in it. And as our previous blogs have detailed, those microbes are great at fermenting food, breaking down organic matter in plants, enhancing plant health, making humans happier...
The Bokashi Bucket is a great way to compost 100% of your food scraps. It’s also a fantastic solution for folks that don’t have a yard. As we like to say, “no yard, no problem”! The versatility of the system makes it work well in many living situations.
In our previous blogs, we’ve shown how microbes in the soil are ESSENTIAL for breaking down organic matter, making nutrients more available for plants’ roots, enhances water retention in soil, increases a plant’s root ball, and makes the plant much more resistance to disease.
But what do the microbes do for HUMANS? ?Great question!
Another fantastic question!! Now is a great time to discuss the “soil foodweb.” 219
That’s a great question, and we’re glad you asked! Bokashi is, simply, harnessing the power of microbes to make plants grow larger, live longer, be more resistant to drought and disease, and produce healthier fruits and vegetables.
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.
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.
It?s good practice to drain your Bokashi Bucket or at least check it for liquids every 2-3 days.
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!