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 packs them all up in rice sacks and sells them asContinue reading “Tea leaves = fertiliser”

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 make bokashi out of food waste, or any kind of organicContinue reading “Kindness not plastic.”

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 shows that composting of conventional manure releases significant amounts of energyContinue reading “Fermented compost versus traditional compost”

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 the scene and kept the traffic flowing. But I’m assuming allContinue reading “Flash flood and all the debris.”

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 planet. /Jenny ဩဂဲနစ္ပစၥည္းေတြကို သူပိုင္ဆိုင္ရာအမိေျမႀကီးဆီ ျပန္ပို႔ဖို႔ ဘာေၾကာင့္အေရးပါတာလဲဆိုတဲ့အေျဖက…ဒါပါပဲ။ ျမန္မာျပည္မွာ ဘိုကာ႐ွီပေရာဂ်တ္စတင္ရျခင္းရဲ႕အေၾကာင္းရင္းကလည္း ဒါေၾကာင့္ပါပဲ။ က်ေနာ္တို႔ေနထိုင္ရာအိမ္သဖြယ္ျဖစ္တဲ့ ဒီကမၻာေျမႀကီးေပၚContinue reading “Making soil count.”

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 a good job. But the sad thing is that so littleContinue reading “All in a pile.”

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 ျမင္ကြင္းေတြရဲ႕ေနာက္ဝယ္… ရန္ကုန္ကၿမိဳ႕အႀကီးႀကီး။ေဈးေတြကလည္းတကယ့္အႀကီးႀကီးေတြ။ ေန႔တိုင္းပဲ အနီးအနားေက်းလက္ေဒသေတြဆီကေန ထုတ္ကုန္အေျမာက္အမ်ားကဝင္လာေနၾက။ ညေနေလာက္ဆိုရင္ေတာ့ ဆိုင္တိုင္းဆိုင္တိုင္းရဲ႕ေဘးမွာ…ေအာ္ဂဲနစ္ေကာ ေအာ္ဂဲနစ္မဟုတ္တာပါ ေရာေႏွာထားၿပီး အမိႈက္ပံုထဲေရာက္ရမယ့္ အပယ္ခံပစၥည္းေတြကတပံုတပင္။Continue reading “At the end of the day.”