We had a great visit this week from Drew Binsky, global YouTube star and all-round nice guy. He’d picked up on what we’re doing with food waste here in Yangon after our TEDx talk in Yangon recently, and came out to our bokashi yard in North Dagon to see what we were up to. TurnedContinue reading “The FOOD WASTE MAN!”

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”

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.”

Setting up shop

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္ ) Setting up shop here doesn’t seem to be so be so hard. A cloth on the ground and a truckload of veggies brought in from the farm. But there’s a lot of competition, these markets in Yangon are big! And at the end of the day there’s a neat pile of waste byContinue reading “Setting up shop”

Fish for dinner!

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္ ) Some scenes from the Yangon markets. They’re hot and noisy and full of people buying, selling, talking, shouting, laughing and working hard. Turn the sound on! (And yes! We would like to make bokashi from the fish scraps😉) /Jenny ရန္ကုန္ေဈးေတြထဲကျမင္ကြင္းတစ္ခ်ိဳ႕။ ေဈးေတြကေတာ့ ဝယ္ၾက၊ ေရာင္းၾက၊ စကားေတြေျပာၾက၊ ေအာ္ၾကဟစ္ၾက၊ရယ္ၾကေမာၾက၊ အားႀကိဳးမာန္တက္အလုပ္ေတြလုပ္ၾကတဲ့လူေတြရဲ႕ အသံဗလံေပါင္းစံုနဲ႔ဆူညံၿပီး၊ ပူလည္းပူအိုက္ပါတယ္။ အသံသာတစ္ခ်က္ဖြင့္ၾကည့္လိုက္ေတာ့ဗ်ိဳ႕ သိရေအာင္။ (ေျပာရရင္ေတာ့..အင္း…အဲဒီငါးအႂကြင္းက်န္ေတြကေန ဘိုကာ႐ွီလုပ္ခ်င္တာေပါ့ဗ်ာ။) #bokashimyanmarContinue reading “Fish for dinner!”