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!”
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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!”
DIY Bokashi buckets — Swedish “green buckets”
Been meaning to post these pictures for ages! This is how we do DIY buckets in Sweden. It just doesn’t get much simpler than this! Plastic buckets with a neat lid and newspaper to take up the liquid. The buckets are standard off-the-shelf buckets — local manufacture and you’d probably find one in every homeContinue reading “DIY Bokashi buckets — Swedish “green buckets””
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”
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.”
How do we feed a growing world population?
It’s a good question. So, how do we? If the chemical companies could decide the solution would of course be easy. Which is of course the angle here on this poster. According to them… We can grow more using less water and land through technologies that unlock the potential of plants. These include drought-tolerant seedContinue reading “How do we feed a growing world population?”
Juicy green sunflower shoots!
So it’s snowing here. Already. Which means the outdoor gardening season is definitely over. All operations have been moved to the kitchen windowsill. And already I’m longing for something fresh and green! Started up a little patch of sunflower seeds the other day. It’s a really inspiring thing to do if you haven’t done it,Continue reading “Juicy green sunflower shoots!”