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 and in many different languages, you can start to see howContinue reading “Good spot to find EM reference material!”

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 the subject. You may even need a second cup of coffee.Continue reading “What more could a gardener wish for?”

Can microbes wipe out banana pest?

Things are happenning in our EM world! Picked up this one from the Phillipines, advocates of organic farming are promoting the idea of using effective microorganisms (EM) technology to battle the deadly black sigatoka pest that has affected banana plantations in Mindanao. Apparently farmers are already seeing good results with EM and Bokashi in terms of generalContinue reading “Can microbes wipe out banana pest?”

Bokashi in Shangri-La!

Just the word Shangri-La conjures up some long-lost dreams of paradise, but in real life its a hotel chain in Malaysia. Which is working hard with EM and Bokashi to improve its environmental efforts. Recently the chain’s Tanung Aru hotel resort and spa on Kotakinabalu (yes, I know this is turning into a hide-and-seek geographyContinue reading “Bokashi in Shangri-La!”

Bokashiworld: Perak in Malaysia

 Dr Mah, head of health, local government, consumer, env­ironment, transport and non-Islamic affairs Now we’re off to Malaysia to check out a Bokashi story in Perak. First stop, admittedly, was the atlas. I’ve travelled through Malaysia a couple of times but can’t say my geography is any better for that. Turns out that it’s onContinue reading “Bokashiworld: Perak in Malaysia”

Can bacteria juice save the world?

Not my headline but I wish it was. A truly excellent blog by Holly Jean Buck from October 2008 — well worth reading if you’re in the least interested in Bokashi, in EM, in the ecological future of our planet. Read it here on “The Walrus”, which bills itself as Canada’s best magazine. Holly JeanContinue reading “Can bacteria juice save the world?”

Bokashi on base in Okinawa

Sometimes there’s an unexpected twist in the tail. I clicked on this link expecting to find a classic Bokashi tale — how Bokashi was discovered inadvertently by Professor Teruo Higa in Okinawa in the early 1980s and has since spread to virtually every corner of the globe. Still on a smallish scale, but the messageContinue reading “Bokashi on base in Okinawa”