What’s Bokashi composting all about?
Bokashi is a low cost# organic and natural kitchen recycling system utilising microbes (friendly ones) and is the most rapid method of composting ALL your kitchen organic waste meaning meat fish dairy citrus onions garlic as well as vegies
# We are delighted to be able to offer to you the lowest Bokashi Twin (2 bucket) Kit available anywhere
Bokashi is up to six times faster at producing compost than any other method ~ in other words it’s quick. What’s more it’s inexpensive to purchase and costs little to run
Chances are from our displays and related comments at Farmers’ Markets and the like that many have never heard of Bokashi composting and have no conception of the benefits that it provides, quite apart from the landfill and pollution issues that it overcomes~ no carbon emissions here thanks!
What are Bokashi’s main applications?
Bokashi is ideal for all and must for apartment dwellers or those without backyards but let’s not stop there because it’s used in hotels, golf clubs, schools and the list goes on
As stated and it must be repeatedly stressed that the benefit of Bokashi recycling is that all your organic waste can be recycled by adding your kitchen scraps to the Bokashi bucket including the usual vegie scraps but additionally meat, fish, cheese, citrus, onions and small bones
Another critical feature is that there is no odour, no insects to worry about and no nutrient loss in the cold composting process
Best of all the microorganisms perform wonders for the soil below when the finished material is added to your garden
“My Bokashi is really wonderful and I wouldn’t recommend it to my friends without being completely convinced myself. I recommended it to the Riverton Primary School who received a Grant from the Variety Club and purchased a couple of Bokashi Kits. Yes I love the product and its ease of use thanks to the Sustainability Store”. Carmel ~ Riverton, Perth Western Australia
Can Bokashi Composting be used in schools?
Given that approximately 70% of waste arising from a school situation can be classed as organic waste them most certainly it’s an ideal method to utilise in this respect and the end product can be utilised for vegie and ornamental gardens around the school
A note from the United Arab Emirates:” The school’s (Dubai International School) vegetable garden grows fresh produce and organic waste is composted using Bokashi Bins and used as fertilizer on the school’s garden which in turn grows produce for consumption”.
Come on Australian schools! We need more schools to follow the lead of our friends in Dubai
How did Bokashi Composting get started?
Developed in Japan by Teruo Higa using EM effective microorganisms such as yeasts, it is more akin to pickling than the decompositionyou get with normal composting methods
The Bokashi fermentation system is totally safe– with no GM (Genetically Modified) ingredients or harmful chemicals
How does Bokashi Composting stack-up against concentional composting?
The chart below tells a compelling story
An Efficient Cost Effective Alternative Organic Waste Treatment Pilot Study Supporting Sustainable Farming Practices and Soil Restoration Technology Consultant Lawrence Green MD PhD Bokashicycle LLC Bokashi Fermentation Protocol # #AS09012010 September 1 – 5, 2010 Co2-you know that one! NH3 is Ammonia & CH4 Methane (you probably knew all three!)
Are there more benefits?
it produces rich organic fertiliser within 2-4 weeks of being buried
it’s cost effective at approximately $1.00 per week to operate
it requires little space
it’s hygenic and can be kept indoors
there’s little or no smell; at most a cidery or pickled smell
Bokashi is an odour-inhibitor
there are no flies and other unwanted pests associated with Bokashi
there’s no mixing or turning necessary
it’s low maintenance
it avoids unsightly, messy compost heaps
Bokashi saves waste food going to landfillsaves money
it saves the environment
Bokashi can be added to conventional compost heaps or worm farms or dug into a trench for permaculture-style planting
What can be added to your Bokashi Bucket ?
fresh food and vegetables prepared foods
onions and acidic matter like citrus
cooked and uncooked meat and fish, cheese and eggs, coffee grinds, tea bags
liquids such as milk, orange juice, oilspaper, cellophane, styrofoamplastic wrap, aluminium foil and waste paper
shells from seafood
What can go wrong with your Bokashi Bucket?
Not much really, the process is very simple but if there is a bad smell, then put it down to
The lid on your Bokashi bucket has not been tightly secured~ make sure that when putting the lids on the 10 and 22 litre bins that you use the flat of your hand to press down on the lid whilst shutting it
Insufficient Bokashi Active Liquid innoculant has been added. Err on the heavy side if needs be. Add that little bit extra of the innoculant to ensure the fermentation process is working correctly
The Bokashi juice has not been drained off regularly. Pleased make sure you turn off the tap on the Bokashi bucket when you do empty the liquid as air can also enter through an open tap and spoil the Bokashi fermentation process
Keep the Bokashi bucket in a cool rather than a warm spot. Too much heat will hinder, even spoil the process
What are the Bokashi Bucket size options and prices?
☺10L Bokashi 2 (two) Bucket Kitchen Composter Kit $79.00
+++++++++++++The lowest cost Bokashi twin kit available!
What you get:Includes two x 10 Litre Bokashi Composting Buckets + 500 ml Spray-bottle Bokashi Starter VRM Liquid innoculant + Bokashi Tamper Tool + Bokashi Collection Tray + Bokashi Instructions
☺22L Bokashi 2(two) bucket Kitchen Composter Kit $89.00 (Don’t pay $170-190)
+++++++++++++Also the lowest cost Bokashi twin kit available!
What you get:Includes two x 22 Litre Bokashi Composting Buckets + 1x 500ml Starter VRM Bokashi Liquid innoculant + Bokashi Tamper Tool + Collection Tray + Bokashi Instructions
Liquid Bokashi Starter VRM Liquid Innoculant Pricing
1 Litre $20.00
Delivery of your Bokashi Bucket Kitchen Composter Kit
‘U’ collect from Wattle Grove (please call first 08 9359 2582)
other Perth metro deliveries by negotiation
country WA and Interstate by regular carriers at cost (we do not profit from transport costs)
Please call us on 0417 096 202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quick response