Bokashi Composting: Scraps to Soil in Weeks

Adam Footer


Bokashi Composting: Scraps to Soil in Weeks

Bokashi Composting: Scraps to Soil in Weeks

  • Title: Bokashi Composting: Scraps to Soil in Weeks
  • Author: Adam Footer
  • ISBN: 9780865717527
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Paperback



Bokashi is Japanese for fermented organic matter Bokashi composting is a safe, quick, and convenient way to compost in your kitchen, garage, or apartment, using a specific group of microorganisms to anaerobically ferment all food waste including meat and dairy Since the process takes place in a closed system, insects and smell are controlled, making it ideal for urbaBokashi is Japanese for fermented organic matter Bokashi composting is a safe, quick, and convenient way to compost in your kitchen, garage, or apartment, using a specific group of microorganisms to anaerobically ferment all food waste including meat and dairy Since the process takes place in a closed system, insects and smell are controlled, making it ideal for urban or business settings The process is very fast, with compost usually ready to be integrated into your soil or garden in around two weeks.While bokashi has enjoyed great popularity in many parts of the world, it is still relatively unknown in North America From scraps to soil, Bokashi Composting is the complete, step by step, do it yourself guide to this amazing process, with comprehensive information covering Background the history, development, and scientific basis of the techniqueGetting started composting with commercially available products or homemade systemsMaking your own system plans and bokashi bran recipes using common materials and locally sourced ingredientsGrowing improving your soil with fermented compost and bokashi juice This essential guide is a must read for gardeners, homeowners, apartment dwellers, traditional composters, and anyone who wants a safe, simple, and convenient way to keep kitchen waste out of the landfill.Adam Footer is a permaculture designer with a focus on soil building, food forestry, cover crops, water conservation and harvesting, and natural farming He is a tireless promoter of bokashi to maximize the recycling of food waste and runs the website bokashicomposting.


Recent Comments "Bokashi Composting: Scraps to Soil in Weeks"

Too specific for me, and ultimately about compost tea and not really compost the way I had in mind.

When I first joined my local farm co-op, and went to volunteer at the warehouse, I was asked to help weigh and bag bokashi bran for sale. Several folks at the co-op swear by bokashi, since it can be done in-doors, doesn't smell, and can even help digest pet waste that shouldn't be composted in other systems (think cats and dogs). The most information I got about how it worked was, "Buy the bran, sprinkle it into your compost bin to start fermentation, and refresh whenever it stinks." But I like [...]

Being a vegetable garden and an apartment dweller, I was definitely hooked on the idea of Bokashi Composting - something I had definitely never heard of before - and is what Adam's book is all about, bringing Bokashi composting to the US and to people who might benefit from a different type of composting. He specifically mentions apartment dwellers, which is why I asked for this book to review (from netgalley). I've been wanting to try composting, but not having a yard of my own makes this probl [...]

Title: Bokashi Composting - Scraps To Soil In WeeksAuthor: Adam FooterPublisher: New Society PublishersPublished: 1-1-2014ISBN: 13-978-0-86571-752-7ISBN: 10-978-55092-549-4E-Book ASIN: B00GL9SUISPages: 176Genre: Home & GardenTags: Composting, RecyclingAdam Footer has taken the time and given the effort to provide us with an extensive study of the merits if Bokashi composting. Footer does not pan other forms if composting. He goes into detail as to why one might prefer Bokashi over other form [...]

Overall very happy with this book. Great for a beginner. As a master composter using aerobic methods I was intrigued by the fermentation method of bokashi. This book was well laid out and easy to follow. Have my first batch in the bucket and hoping I get a good ferment my first attempt.

I tried it. I didn't like it. I gave it away.

Very informative. Lots of great input. There were a couple of minor grammatical errors, but the information was great!

Very technical and the process is more complicated than I can manage but very useful for anyone who wants to start using this type of composting.


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