Ambassador’s residences

We really appreciate it when people who have the possibility to make a change for the better ACTUALLY DO IT.

This year we’ve started up bokashi gardens at a number of ambassador’s residences: the homes they live in may be big and have large gardens, but they produce food waste like everyone else. In fact, sometimes it’s quite a lot, as they often have functions and events with many guests. And a lot of guests means a lot of food waste.

Our goal when we come to a new residence is to involve the kitchen staff and the garden staff. How can we use the resources on hand to make the garden better, and close the loop?

Ideally, all leaves and garden waste should stay in the garden. And all food waste should be put back into the garden to nourish what’s growing. We combine this in different ways in different places, depending on what works best for everyone. It’s always a pleasure to help close the loop, and make the residence more circular.

So far we’ve helped set up bokashi composting in different forms at the

  • British ambassador’s residence
  • EU ambassador’s residence
  • US ambassador’s residence
  • Swiss ambassador’s residence
  • New Zealand ambassador’s residence

…and there are more to come!

We’ve also helped many embassy staff from different countries set up bokashi composting at home and in their offices. The Nordic embassies in particular have been really active, spreading the word throughout the community and starting up bokashi at Nordic House, the shared office space for the embassies of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark in Yangon.

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