Category: Our story

Time to scale up!

Read our previous updates here! Happy New Year! It’s Thingyan! Here in Myanmar, it is the end of the year. This week we start a fresh, new one — after a few days of water-soaked madness on every street in every town. It’s fun,…

It’s now or never, right?

Read our previous updates here! You can’t have missed that a 16-year old Swedish student, Greta Thunberg, is saying it like it is. The house is on fire, she says. And it is. Politicians, leaders, and everyone her parents age and up, have fiddled…

Exciting new projects and a new bokashi yard!

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…

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…

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…

We’re making Bokashi bran

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါတယ္ေနာ္ We’re making bokashi bran! Admittedly it’s only a test production but it seems like we’re on the right track. It looks and smells as it should after a few weeks in the barrel and that’s a good start.

Great progress!

(English version below) က်မတို႔ပေရာဂ်တ္ပထမေျခလွမ္းေအာင္ျမင္ျခင္းအထိမ္းအမွတ္နဲ႔ဘိုကာ႐ွိျမန္မာအဖြဲ႔ေအးခ်မ္းတိတ္ဆိတ္စြာေအာင္ပြဲခံေနတာ။ ၿပီးခဲ့တဲ့ရက္သတၱပတ္အနည္းငယ္ေလာက္တုန္းက၊ေျဖ႐ွင္းစရာေမးခြန္းအေျမာက္အမ်ားရယ္၊

Bokashi at the Post-harvest technology training center

(English version below) မႏၱေလးအျပင္ဘက္၊ထံုးဘိုမွာ႐ွိတဲ့၊ကိုရီးယားျမန္မာပါတနာျဖစ္၊ရိတ္သိမ္းခ်ိန္လြန္သင္တန္းေက်ာင္းကဘိုကာ႐ွိေရးရာကြၽမ္းက်င္သူတစ္ဦးနဲ႔..Inda..ေတြ႔ဆံုခဲ့ပါတယ္။ သူတို႔ေတြ..EM..ဆိုတဲ့အက်ိဳးျပဳအႏုဇီဝသက္႐ွိကိစၥေဆာင္ရြက္လာတာႏွစ္ခ်ီ႐ွိေနပါၿပီ။ EM နဲ႔ Bokashi ကိုစိုက္ပ်ိဳးေရးမွာအသံုးျပဳနည္းနဲ႔စိုက္ပ်ိဳးေရးဆိုင္ရာတျခားဘာသာရပ္ေတြကိုပါဒီသင္တန္းမွာသင္ၾကားေပးပါတယ္။ ေရ႐ွည္အလားအလာအတြက္က်ေနာ္တို႔ဘိုကာ႐ွီျမန္မာရဲ႕တြဲဖက္ပါတနာေတြျဖစ္လာႏိုင္ပါတယ္။   Inda met up with the bokashi expert at the Korean-Myanmar Partnership, Post-Harvest Technology Training Center, Htone Bo, outside Mandalay. They have been working with EM for many years, run training courses in how…

A new batch of bokashi bran

We’re doing a test production batch of bokashi bran in conjunction with Kokkoya Organics. Here Stefi, Inda and I are running through our recipes, we’re testing a few different combinations of rice bran, husk and EM to see what works best. Airtight blue barrels…

Testing bokashi buckets

Meet the lovely Aye! We’re testing different types of airtight buckets for doing kitchen bokashi, this is our latest candidate. Amazingly enough it’s proving really difficult to source plain old airtight buckets here in Yangon. We’ve tried used paint buckets and rejected them (too…

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