Category: Bokashi science

EM-1, EM-A, EM-X — what’s the difference?

When I first started with EM and Bokashi some seven years ago, I have to admit I was confused. EM: short for Effective Microorganisms, that much I got. But all the other EM-this and EM-that? Some you could make, some you should buy, some…

Living soil. Read all about it.

There are many sites talking about Bokashi, about EM, about how marvelous it all is. Which it is. (Of course.) But this one’s a bit different. There are some real experts on board and they’ve been working with Bokashi for many years. With a…

What actually happens in a Bokashi bin?

Do you remember the first time you looked in your first-ever Bokashi bucket? All the excitement of a sparkling new project on the go. Hopes and dreams about changing your life, changing the world. So you open your bucket and… Nothing. Just food scraps….

Good spot to find EM reference material!

Just had to share this excellent reference site. There’s a long list of documents (in English) on a lot of different EM applications — agriculture, animal husbandry, aquaculture, construction… Knowledge is growing in all of these areas and while much of it is widespread…

What more could a gardener wish for?

Great blog post here from Bokashicycle in the US, really worth reading. Get yourself a coffee first and take your time — here you’ll find a lot of answers to a lot of the Bokashi questions that people ask. A real deep dive into…

On my wish list…

Anyone read this? Can it be handled by enthusiastic amateurs like myself? Personally, I think it sounds really interesting: The second edition of this best-selling text features expert contributors investigating relationships between microbial communities, community structures, and function. Using the latest molecular analyses, they…

Getting going with Bokashi

So put up your hand if you’re an expert at resisting changes. (Hand going quietly up here…) I like to think of myself as being open, curious, willing to try new things. In actual fact I’m probably quite cynical, jaded and treat a lot…

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