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15. Tricks to making a good soil factory

Follows on from: Using charcoal in your soil factory About the soil. Use whatever you have on hand. And a 50:50 mix is often best, although you can do this however you want. The smaller pieces you have in your bokashi bucket the faster…

14. Using charcoal in your soil factory

Follows on from: Make a soil factory It’s really good to have some form of absorbent material in the bottom of your soil factory. The absolute best is charcoal. You can use the same charcoal you’d use on the barbecue as long as there…

03. Keeping it dry with paper

Following on from: Filling your bucket – important things to keep in mind So, back to the paper. A half-newspaper or so in the bottom of the bucket, and another wad in the top is normally sufficient to soak up the liquid from a…

02. Filling your bucket – important things to keep in mind

Following on from: Bokashi is all about getting carbon out of the air and into the soil Bokashi is an incredibly flexible process. That’s why we all love it. One of the best parts is that more or less ALL types of food waste…

01. Getting carbon out of the air and into the soil

The most common question — ever — is What is bokashi? So let’s start with this. Bokashi is a new way of using kitchen food waste to make soil. Great soil. Healthy, living soil that’s full of microbes and nutrients. It’s the fastest way…

What is bokashi?

Bokashi is a great way of making rich, living soil out of everyday food waste. There are other types of bokashi used in other applications auch as agriculture, it’s a broad concept. But it always involves EM microbes, fermentation and organic material. Our focus…

What’s bokashi all about?

The other day, I received a question from a student writing an essay about bokashi. What’s it about, basically? So very cool that this is happening! That students are writing essays and dealing with these all important issues of soil, food waste, sustainability, in…

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