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EM Bokashi CompostingCompact and odourless composting system
EM Bokashi (a Japanese word meaning "fermented organic matter") composting turns your kitchen waste into wonderful fertiliser and soil conditioner. This composting system using Bokashi (EM-fermented bran) and special buckets is simple and compact and creates no odour-related problems of rodents or flies. The system has been successfully incorporated into the waste management schemes in some cities in Japan and New Zealand.
This system of odourless composting, using EM bokashi and specially designed buckets to ferment organic kitchen waste takes about 2 weeks. You are left with nutrient- and microbe-rich compost ready to use on your house plants, garden or lawn. The system allows you to compost all kinds of organic waste including meat, fish and dairy products. The process also releases a large amount of liquid from the waste. This liquid is rich in nutrients and microbes and can be used as liquid fertiliser or drain cleaner.
When applied to kitchen waste, EM bokashi ensures that fermentation takes place. The fermentation process, (similar to pickling vegetables) lets microbes grow on the sugars in the waste and produces enzymes, vitamins, growth hormones, amino acids and antioxidants. These are essential foods for plants and become available to them when the compost is dug into the soil.
EM is an abbreviation for Effective Micro-organisms. EM contains natural beneficial microbes such as phototrophic and lactic acid bacteria and yeasts. There are no genetically modified organisms in EM.
What you can compost:
What you can not compost:
BENEFITS of EM Bokashi Composting are: