No meeting in December 2023
Master Composter Ken Avery will present “This Bokashi Alternative is Rubbish” on January 4, 2024 at Shadle Park Library, 2111 W Wellesley Ave, Spokane, WA 99205 on 4pm. Doors open at 3:30pm so you can check out the MarketPlace. The term Bokashi is a Japanese word that means “fermented organic matter.” Bokashi is essentially a system that pickles your food waste before it turns into nutritious liquid compost ready to put back into the garden soil. Diversity is important, just as it is for making good compost, fermenting food waste, and having healthy soil. Bokashi fermentation is the simplest, least costly, and fastest way to recycle organic waste. It eliminates virtually all greenhouse gases, and sequesters virtually all carbon to the soil, where it is safely and slowly taken up by microbes, fungi and plants. Bokashi fermenting can be done all throughout the year, produces neither heat nor gases, and eliminates nuisance factors like odors and vermin. The finished product is an extremely nutrient-dense plant food that may be buried in trenches in a garden. Bokashi fermenting is the easy way to process all food scraps right at home. You need a few simple tools to do the job. Once you get started you’ll wonder why everyone doesn’t get involved. It’s just so simple.
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