JANUARY 2019 Read about our project so far, it’s interesting! The November update here, October here, the September one here, and the back story here. Our mantra is that organic waste IS. NOT. TRASH. Every day it gets clearer to us just how important that is. The streets and backyards of Yangon are filled withContinue reading “Exciting new projects and a new bokashi yard!”
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Making a garden in a swamp
Read about our project so far, it’s interesting! The October update here, the September one here, and the back story here. New projects and a ton of enthusiasm Towards the end of October the monsoon peters out and finally stops. Well, there have been a few surprise storms and we’ve had to run in allContinue reading “Making a garden in a swamp”
Community bokashi: Let’s make an urban farm!
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK! “Bokashi Myanmar” Within the city limits of Yangon, there is a community of some 20,000 people living without electricity, without water, and without waste collection. Even in this, admittedly, under-serviced city this is a low-water mark. They deserve better. Anyone does. A French NGO, Green Lotus, who is working with theContinue reading “Community bokashi: Let’s make an urban farm!”
We’re on! Bokashi Myanmar is up and running
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK! “Bokashi Myanmar” A lot of people are really upset about all the organic waste going to landfill here in Yangon. Each time a council truck dumps its load of trash collected from the dumpsters of this megacity the stuff that pours out is predictable. One-third of the load is plastic andContinue reading “We’re on! Bokashi Myanmar is up and running”
Making bokashi part two:
We’re making our first barrel of kitchen bokashi here and honestly, it’s this easy. We’re just putting it in the barrel, adding some bokashi bran to start the fermentation, putting on the lid and that’s it. We’ll leave it to ferment for a couple of weeks behind the house, then make soil and start plantingContinue reading “Making bokashi part two:”
Making kitchen bokashi, Part One
Join us as we make our first barrel of bokashi here in our office-yard! We brought home some sacks of organic waste from the local market and are putting it in a barrel to ferment for a couple of weeks. After that we’ll mix it with local soil (=sand) and prepare to plant our newContinue reading “Making kitchen bokashi, Part One”
Bokashi Myanmar — the film!
We’ve made a film telling the story of what we’re doing here at Bokashi Myanmar — and why! (We’ll add Myanmar subtitles soon) We’ll be making more films in due course to show how you can do bokashi yourself, in your home or community or workplace. Hope you enjoy watching — and feel free to share!
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”