Bokashi Myanmar is growing!

A quick summary of everything that’s happened here at Bokashi Myanmar this past year — it’s a LOT! We recently had a visit from our bokashi colleagues from New Zealand and Belgium, and they were amazed that we’ve done – and learned – so much this year. When you’re in the middle of it allContinue reading “Bokashi Myanmar is growing!”

Our TEDx talk in Yangon!

Taking part in a TED talk is an amazing experience. This month we got to do it here in Yangon: Inda stepped up on stage and talked about what we are doing at Bokashi Myanmar and our mantra of “Organic waste is not trash”. Months of work go into a TEDx event like this. TheContinue reading “Our TEDx talk in Yangon!”

Bokashi at the beach

Last night the team returned from Ngwe Saung, a beautiful beach some 6 or 7 hours of shaky driving west of Yangon. We’re feeling pretty happy, because we’ve started something there at the beach that hasn’t been done before. We’ve helped stop the food waste at one of the biggest hotels on the beach. We’veContinue reading “Bokashi at the beach”

Hotel food waste is history!

Last week we took part in the Food & Hotel Myanmar expo in Yangon, a huge event with hundreds of chefs vying to be the best. The hotels, restaurants and resorts of Myanmar were gathered in the huge venue to soak up the inspiration — get new ideas and make new contacts. Watching these chefsContinue reading “Hotel food waste is history!”

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 that is. The streets and backyards of Yangon are filled withContinue reading “Exciting new projects and a new bokashi yard!”

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.”

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.”

At the end of the day.

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္) Behind the scenes. Yangon is a big city, the markets are huge, and every day great loads of produce come in from the surrounding countryside. By evening, there are waste piles by every stall. Mixed organic and non-organic, all headed for landfill. /Jenny ျမင္ကြင္းေတြရဲ႕ေနာက္ဝယ္… ရန္ကုန္ကၿမိဳ႕အႀကီးႀကီး။ေဈးေတြကလည္းတကယ့္အႀကီးႀကီးေတြ။ ေန႔တိုင္းပဲ အနီးအနားေက်းလက္ေဒသေတြဆီကေန ထုတ္ကုန္အေျမာက္အမ်ားကဝင္လာေနၾက။ ညေနေလာက္ဆိုရင္ေတာ့ ဆိုင္တိုင္းဆိုင္တိုင္းရဲ႕ေဘးမွာ…ေအာ္ဂဲနစ္ေကာ ေအာ္ဂဲနစ္မဟုတ္တာပါ ေရာေႏွာထားၿပီး အမိႈက္ပံုထဲေရာက္ရမယ့္ အပယ္ခံပစၥည္းေတြကတပံုတပင္။Continue reading “At the end of the day.”

And after the sugarcane juice…?

(😊ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္ ) Sugar cane juice! So damn nice on a hot day. But the leftovers, where do they end up? Taken off to the tip, I assume. Which is a pity, we could make great bokashi from them. And one day we will!