Bokashi: Small Space Composting

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Don't you just love starting the day learning something new? We were listening to Marketplace on NPR this morning about Tess Vigeland's experiment to carry around all of the trash she produces for two weeks, when we noted a mention of something called a bokashi composting system.

This concoction of wheat bran, inocculated with molasses, water and microbes in a small bucket can actually break down organic trash items like chicken bones that are usually a big no-no with traditional composting methods. Meat scrapes, bones, and fish can all be thrown in, eventually creating a very bioactive soil compost to enrich your garden. Some great photos and detailed information here. If Tess Vigeland was truly hardcore, she'd carry her bokashi everywhere. It can't be any worse than carrying a bag filled with rotting non-composting chicken bones and trash!

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