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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,…

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…

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…

Setting up shop

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္ ) Setting up shop here doesn’t seem to be so be so hard. A cloth on the ground and a truckload of veggies brought in from the farm. But there’s a lot of competition, these markets in Yangon are big! And at the…

Fish for dinner!

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္ ) Some scenes from the Yangon markets. They’re hot and noisy and full of people buying, selling, talking, shouting, laughing and working hard. Turn the sound on! (And yes! We would like to make bokashi from the fish scraps😉) /Jenny ရန္ကုန္ေဈးေတြထဲကျမင္ကြင္းတစ္ခ်ိဳ႕။ ေဈးေတြကေတာ့ ဝယ္ၾက၊…

Beautiful Yangon flowers

(😊ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္ 😊😊) Yangon markets! So many beautiful flowers. But even they have their time, and when they’re no longer fresh and lovely we could at least make bokashi of them and return them to the soil.

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…

Urban farming at best

Urban farming is coming to life in Yangon — and it’s social too. Yesterday, FarmBiz had their first networking event at their farm and ”showcase”; their business idea is to help and inspire others to start chemical free farms in Myanmar. Cool initiative! Next…

Chemical free in Yangon

Some photos from the gathering at FarmBiz yesterday, an urban farm in suburban Yangon. They grow really healthy, chemical-free vegetables and are on a mission to inspire others to start farming the organic way around the country. Fresh and healthy, but beautiful too. We…

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