How Does Bokashi Work?
The word Bokashi is a Japanese word meaning ‘Fermented Organic Matter’. It is a pleasant smelling, bran-based material made with a culture of Effective Microorganisms (EM), which help to ferment your food waste and act as a compost activator.
The Bokashi Kitchen Compost System allows you to transform ALL of your solid food waste including - raw foods, cooked foods, meat, fish and cheese even leftover pizza. It will turn all of these into special nutrient-rich compost instead of composting only selected kitchen waste, as with most indoor composting systems. It’s a great way to help to reduce your carbon footprint by recycling & reducing the food waste that would normally go into the trash and end up at the landfill. The Bokashi Kitchen Compost System will add great benefits to your garden and house plants at the same time. The bucket is small and attractive enough to place into a corner of your kitchen. It is airtight so there are no bad odors and no flies.
What are the benefits?
Bokashi produces no unwanted odor
Does not attract vermin, pests or flies - the Bokashi bucket has an air-tight seal
The Kitchen Bokashi Composting System is small and compact, so it will fit neatly in any kitchen
Meat, fish and dairy products can be composted quickly and in a safe method
Can produce garden ready compost in as little as just 6 weeks
Fermented organic material will improve the soil structure in your garden
The beneficial micro-organisms produced will help to decontaminate the soil from harmful pathogens and pollutants
Plants will grow better and produce more when planted with Bokashi compost
Bokashi juice, when diluted properly, may be used as a liquid fertilizer for your house plants
Be part of the low-impact living solution by Reducing, Reusing & Recycling.
Reduce your carbon foot print, by reducing landfill waste.
How Can You Recycle All Of Your Food Waste?
Unlike other systems that you have to sort your food before you can use them and then hope that you can figure out what can go in to the system. The Bokashi system is easy - after each meal, just scrape your food scraps into the airtight 5 gal container along with your Bokashi bran with EMs. Yes, It is hard to believe, but it is true...You simply scrape everything off your plate after a meal - fish, broccoli, potato, yogurt, even that last piece of pizza that was left out all night on the counter top...it all goes in. Then just add enough Bokashi bran to cover the food, tamp it down to remove any air, close the lid tight and you are DONE.
Now all you do is repeat this process until the bucket is full. Next you simply close the system and leave it for two weeks. If you plan on continuous composting, we highly recommend purchasing two units, because they will want to be able to work without interruption for two weeks after you fill the first bucket and that will allow you to be on a rotation without interruption.
What about the Bokashi Juice - also called The Miracle By-Product?
The fermenting (pickling) process is anaerobic, so each time you add waste to the bin, you should compress it down to get rid of any air, (air is the enemy) and replace the lid making sure it is sealed tight. As the organic matter begins to break down, it produces a light brown liquid called Bokashi juice, which is alive with beneficial micro-organisms. This can be drained off and diluted as a plant food, or poured down drains to prevent algae build up and odors in your house
drain system. The process does not produce odors, attract vermin or flies, so the container can be safely and conveniently be kept inside the home.
Below is an introductory video on the Bokashi composting system: