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”

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!”

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!”

Urban gardening. In bread crates!

A couple of months ago I wrote about a project in Berlin that really inspired me. Right there in the middle of an incredibly grey, incredibly urban jungle, cars rushing by on all sides, these guys have created a community garden. And the thing is they’re doing it all in bread crates. Stacked on timberContinue reading “Urban gardening. In bread crates!”

Bokashi in a bag! Perfect for Christmas leftovers

There’s something I’ve been wondering about for a long time: can you ferment Bokashi in a plastic bag? So I’ve been testing it over the last months. And I have to say I’m quite excited about the result. Because it works every bit as well as a bucket once you get the hang of it.Continue reading “Bokashi in a bag! Perfect for Christmas leftovers”

Bokashi experiment on the go in Edmonton

Just got a comment on our “about” page from Mike in Edmonton, I wrote about his Bokashi startup a couple of months ago and he’s got right into it since then. So much so he’s ┬árunning a cool experiment in mid-winter Canada. To round up a bunch of people to test Bokashi where they live.Continue reading “Bokashi experiment on the go in Edmonton”

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 integrate principles of soil microbiology with novel insights into the physiologyContinue reading “On my wish list…”

Bokashi in Calcutta

Calcutta. (Kalkota, actually.) A teeming city with over 15 million inhabitants. Hot. Crowded. Intense. You can just imagine the problem with food waste. Nice story here from The Telegraph in Calcutta, a brave new initiative on food waste, Bokashi and community. The Nangkyrsoi self-help group from Pynthorbah locality highlighted the advantages of Bokashi composting asContinue reading “Bokashi in Calcutta”

Bokashi mudballs and Bengal tigers

We’re in Hawaii, at the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo (click for film clip!). The kids are doing all sorts of fun stuff — worm petting, anyone? — but one of the odder items was getting the kids involved in making Bokashi mudballs. Really nice slimy, gooey work! The Bokashi mudballs are used to keep algae downContinue reading “Bokashi mudballs and Bengal tigers”

Bokashi composting when its minus 24. Celsius.

I have to admit it resists a bit. It doesn’t come naturally to be running round in the garden with compost buckets when it’s -24 out. Tomorrow is another day. Maybe it’ll be warmer then? Or maybe not. So I thought I’d write a bit about how we fix it here in the getting-more-arctic-by-the-minute backwoodsContinue reading “Bokashi composting when its minus 24. Celsius.”