Tag: EM

Soil and souvlaki.

Just back from a couple of weeks backpacking in the Greek Islands. Heavenly — of course!! But there were a couple of things that really got me thinking. The first was plastic bags — far too many of them were blowing around on the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Bokashi chooks

If there’s one thing I’d love to do when I grow up it would be to have a bunch of chooks running around the yard. We have the space, but right now looking out at all the snow my head just spins with the…

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