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”

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.”

Flash flood and all the debris.

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္ ) We were caught in a flash flood one day and were surprised by all the palm leaves and other branches and leaves that suddenly filled the streets. The little orange waste container didn’t stand a chance! Municipal workers were surprisingly quick on the scene and kept the traffic flowing. But I’m assuming allContinue reading “Flash flood and all the debris.”

Carbon farming.

https://vimeo.com/266816874 Carbon farming = getting organic matter into the soil instead of letting it become greenhouse gas. Bokashi ticks the box, we just need to make it happen all over. This is a great little film, worth watching! /Jenny #bokashimyanmar #bokashi #carbonfarming #makesoil #organicwaste

Making soil count.

THIS is why it’s so important to get organic material back into the soil where it belongs. And THIS is why we’re starting Bokashi Myanmar. Because it’s one of the most important things we have to do at the moment, here on our home planet. /Jenny ဩဂဲနစ္ပစၥည္းေတြကို သူပိုင္ဆိုင္ရာအမိေျမႀကီးဆီ ျပန္ပို႔ဖို႔ ဘာေၾကာင့္အေရးပါတာလဲဆိုတဲ့အေျဖက…ဒါပါပဲ။ ျမန္မာျပည္မွာ ဘိုကာ႐ွီပေရာဂ်တ္စတင္ရျခင္းရဲ႕အေၾကာင္းရင္းကလည္း ဒါေၾကာင့္ပါပဲ။ က်ေနာ္တို႔ေနထိုင္ရာအိမ္သဖြယ္ျဖစ္တဲ့ ဒီကမၻာေျမႀကီးေပၚContinue reading “Making soil count.”