Bokashi for households

It’s easy to get started with bokashi at home. Makes no difference whether you live in an apartment or house – all you need is your daily food waste, an airtight container, and a bag of bokashi bran.

The first step with bokashi is always to ferment your food waste in the kitchen. The second step, once your container is full, is to let it ferment for a week while you fill another container.

After that you can make soil! There are a number of different ways of doing this, and we’re here to show you how.

Apartment, no balcony?
If you live in an apartment and don’t have a balcony, you can make what we call a “soil factory” – basically a rice tub where you mix old soil and bokashi to make a steady supply of new soil. Give it to friends, or donate it to a community group. Or put some round all the valuable trees in your neighbourhood!
Learn how here!

Apartment with balcony?
If you live in an apartment and do have a balcony or rooftop garden, you can make compost directly in pots and containers ready for planting. It’s fast and easy and you will have the best-looking potplants in town.
Learn how here!

Small house with courtyard?
Fill your courtyard with pots and containers and make bokashi soil in them directly! You can grow a lot of plants in containers if you only have good soil.
Learn how here!

You can also make a carpark/rooftop garden on cement and surprise your neighbours how much you can grow in it!
Learn how here!

House with small garden?
You can grow in containers, make a carpark/rooftop garden on cement, or make garden beds using wood, bamboo or bricks. Or dig a garden bed straight into the ground. Using bokashi and dry leaves you can grow a lot of vegetables in a small space, or create a tropical paradise that will amaze your neighbours.
Learn how here!

Want some help to get started?

If you live in Yangon, you’re welcome to come along to one of our workshops to learn from us hands-on. You can buy everything you need to get started after the workshop, if you wish.

Read more:

If you want to start a kitchen garden immediately and want a ready kit, we can even help you with that. Our popular garden kit includes a 5′ x 2′ raised bed made from recycled shipping pallets, 2 sacks of bokashi compost and one sack of coconut fiber, plus seeds or seedlings to get started. We also build raised beds in bamboo.
Contact us for more information!

Want to learn more?
We have a community group on facebook where bokashi users in Myanmar can help each other to get started with bokashi. We answer questions in both Myanmar and English, and love to see pictures of what you are doing with your bokashi. Please join!

And if you want to get in touch with us, please send us a message on our facebook page and we’ll get back to you. In either English or Myanmar.

Bokashi is easy, once you get going. Really. And hopefully soon, when you’ve been doing it a while, you can take part in these groups and help others. The more people we can help get started, the better!

How to make kitchen bokashi

(bucket or barrel with no tap)

How to make kitchen bokashi

(bucket or barrel with tap)

%d bloggers like this: