Month: May 2018

Tea leaves = fertiliser

  (ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္) Here’s an inspiring story. On a spare corner of a community wasteland (=dump, basically) in Mandalay this guy is drying used tea leaves. He collects them from local tea shops on a regular basis and brings them here to dry. Then he…

Kindness not plastic.

  ( 😊ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္ ) Feeding animals with kindness not plastic! This is from our friend Lee in India, he showed us how people leave their food waste outside their houses for the cows, goats and dogs. Nice and neat, no other rubbish. We can…

Fermented compost versus traditional compost

An independent scientific study that compares traditional composting (oxidization) of manure with fermentation of manure using the bokashi method shows the latter has significant advantages. The carbon footprint is presented on page 17. The results from the two methods are somewhat different. The study…

Flash flood and all the debris.

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္ ) We were caught in a flash flood one day and were surprised by all the palm leaves and other branches and leaves that suddenly filled the streets. The little orange waste container didn’t stand a chance! Municipal workers were surprisingly quick on…

How EM works

Lactic acid bacteria, yeast and phototrophic bacteria contained in EM-1 have the ability to ferment organic substances. Compost fermented and decomposed by EM is broken down in the soil and absorbed by plants. Also, EM contains many useful components to promote plant growth.

What is EM?

EM∗ is a people-friendly and environmentally safe product of EMRO (EM Research Organization) that achieves synergistic effects by combining beneficial microorganisms which exist in nature, such as lactic acid bacteria, yeast and phototrophic bacteria.

Carbon farming.

https://vimeo.com/266816874 Carbon farming = getting organic matter into the soil instead of letting it become greenhouse gas. Bokashi ticks the box, we just need to make it happen all over. This is a great little film, worth watching! /Jenny #bokashimyanmar #bokashi #carbonfarming #makesoil #organicwaste

Making soil count.

THIS is why it’s so important to get organic material back into the soil where it belongs. And THIS is why we’re starting Bokashi Myanmar. Because it’s one of the most important things we have to do at the moment, here on our home…

All in a pile.

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္) At the end of the day it all ends up in a pile, a sack, a basket and gets transported away to landfill. I have to say the streets are impressively clean in the downtown area; the official and unofficial waste collectors do…

At the end of the day.

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္) Behind the scenes. Yangon is a big city, the markets are huge, and every day great loads of produce come in from the surrounding countryside. By evening, there are waste piles by every stall. Mixed organic and non-organic, all headed for landfill. /Jenny…

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