Growing veggies when the economy goes to hell

This morning I read an article in our national paper on Greece. Yes, they’re throwing firebombs at one another and protesting up and down in Athens but — one woman’s quiet voice made itself heard. From her balcony. Where she’s started growing veggies outside her parents apartment to feed the family. Her plan is toContinue reading “Growing veggies when the economy goes to hell”

Bokashi 101 on webradio

A couple of weeks ago I got to do something fun. Talk about Bokashi on webradio! There’s a woman in Montana who does a web radio show on gardening. (What else could she possibly write about given that her name is Kate Gardner?!). She called and we talked. And talked…and talked. Probably got a bitContinue reading “Bokashi 101 on webradio”

Growing up the wall in Jerusalem

Cool idea isn’t it? Tomatoes growing up the wall. Veggies growing in pyramids. This high-school in Hod-Ha’Sharon makes research on agriculture which can be done by people in their apartments, balconies, walls or roofs. They also study how to re-use and recycle water. They test whether tomatoes can grow in bags on the wall orContinue reading “Growing up the wall in Jerusalem”

Bokashi gardening in Edmonton

The good news is it’s thawed in Edmonton! As it has here (even if we got some snow this week!) The apple blossoms are just about to spring and life is good. Again. Remember the Bokashi project that Mike in Edmonton is running? Here’s an update from one of the test group. Thumbs up itContinue reading “Bokashi gardening in Edmonton”

Bokashiworld on facebook

I’ve just set up a facebook group for Bokashiworld (I think! I hope!). So far it has a proud membership of 1 (one). Me… So if you’re a facebook user and would find it easier to follow this blog there rather than here please go ahead and join me! Here’s the link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bokashiworld/211544652207341?sk=wall Otherwise youContinue reading “Bokashiworld on facebook”

A good news story!

“Salvation Army workers getting compost business off the ground.” This is one of the better, I promise. Just read this and your day will be off to a good start. We can ALL make a difference. And thank god there are some guys out there showing the way. Read the article from the Billings GazetteContinue reading “A good news story!”

Bokashi + leaves = a bucket full of soil!

Leaves are something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately. Quite possibly because I have a hell of a lot of them to rake up. FINALLY we’re free of snow here and after nearly six months of being covered in white stuff a hopefull green-brown lawn has appeared. But winter surprised us last year (doesn’t itContinue reading “Bokashi + leaves = a bucket full of soil!”

Earthquake cleanup using EM in Christchurch

So many New Zealanders have lost their home and their hope to the recent earthquake in Christchurch. One small light in the dark is the work our colleagues in New Zealand are doing with EM. They have loaded up trucks with liquid EM (Effective Microorganisms) and are spraying it on contaminated areas to help fightContinue reading “Earthquake cleanup using EM in Christchurch”

Create your own Eden!

Isn’t it a great picture? Check the website here, it’s just excellent. A bunch of councils in New Zealand have gone together to produce this site and it really works. Simple, friendly, and pedagogic. Suddenly all this Bokashi stuff doesn’t seem so hard any more, it’s just a good-old down-to-earth way of creating your ownContinue reading “Create your own Eden!”

Bokashi is hot in Edmonton!

Here’s one of the cutest little Bokashi guys I’ve seen for a while!! His name’s Dexter and you can read about him and his family’s Bokashi project here. They’ve just started up their bin as part of a cool project going on in Edmonton just now. Wrote about it a while ago here and here. MikeContinue reading “Bokashi is hot in Edmonton!”