Get started with bokashi composting!

  • Transform your food scraps into fertile soil
  • Start a garden on your balcony, in your yard or on your street
  • Grow your own herbs, vegetables and flowers close to home
  • Divert organic waste from landfill
  • Help make Myanmar cleaner and greener

Find out how to:

Make kitchen bokashi in an airtight bucket or barrel

Make kitchen bokashi in an airtight bucket with tap

Add bokashi to a planting container

Add bokashi to a garden bed

How to use bokashi in a garden compost

How to make CEM (concentrated effective micro-organisms)


How to use bokashi in a garden compost


  1. Build a three-sided structure, shaded if possible
  2. Make a waterproof and removable cover for the wet season
  3. Put a layer of your roughest garden waste at the bottom – sticks, branches, etc

How to build a bokashi compost stack

Perfect if you have a  big garden or run a restaurant/hotel/school with a garden


A bokashi compost stack can be used to process large quantities of:

  • brown organic waste such as dry leaves, shredded coconut husk, rice husk
  • fresh green garden waste such as green leaves from pruning
  • fermented kitchen waste and organic waste from wet markets

How to make kitchen bokashi (bucket with no tap)

How to make kitchen bokashi IF your bokashi bucket or barrel does not have a drainage shelf and a tap.

1. Line the bottom of the bucket with a THICK layer of absorbent, compostable material — shredded newspaper, rice husks, coconut fiber.

How to do bokashi

Bokashi is a two step process. First, fermentation in a barrel. Second, dig down into the ground or into a container and make soil.

It’s very straightforward once you get started, but there are some basic steps to follow.
Here you can learn how to do bokashi and use it to make great soil!

Frequently asked questions

Will my bokashi turn to soil in the bucket?

No, you will never get soil in your bucket. Your food waste is fermented in the first step (in the kitchen) and will look roughly the same as it did when you put it in. Later, when it comes into contact with soil, it will start to transform into soil.

Information for beginners!

We’ve all been new beginners once! So if you have questions about your bokashi, you’re not the first. And you’re not alone.

Here’s three things you can do:

    1. Check these frequently asked questions, maybe the answer you’re looking for is there. There’s also some good information on how to do bokashi here.