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”

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!”

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 a few surprise storms and we’ve had to run in allContinue reading “Making a garden in a swamp”

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”

Carbon farming. 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

All in a pile.

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္) At the end of the day it all ends up in a pile, a sack, a basket and gets transported away to landfill. I have to say the streets are impressively clean in the downtown area; the official and unofficial waste collectors do a good job. But the sad thing is that so littleContinue reading “All in a pile.”

Why is bokashi so important?

(English text below) ဘိုကာ႐ွီကဘာေၾကာင့္အရမ္းအေရးပါေနရတာလဲ ကမၻာမွာေအာ္ဂဲနစ္အမိႈက္နဲ႔ေအာ္ဂဲနစ္မဟုတ္တဲ့အမိႈက္ဆိုၿပီးလူေတြစြန္႔ပစ္ၾကတဲ့အမိႈက္အမ်ိဳးစားႏွစ္မ်ိဳး႐ွိပါတယ္။ျမန္မာျပည္မွာကေတာ့ဒီႏွစ္မ်ိဳးစလံုးေရာေႏွာၿပီးေျမဖို႔တာ၊က်င္းေတြခ်ိဳင့္ေတြဖို႔ရာမွာသံုးၾကတယ္။