July 22, 2017 –
Pickle your kitchen waste, even meat and dairy! Master Bokashi brewer Ronnie McCord will show you how to brew your own compost. Bokashi is a method of fermentation using inoculated bran that quickly transforms kitchen waste into a nutrient-rich tea and soil enhancer, without all the space and work of shoveling compost.
In Bokashi composting, kitchen scraps of all kinds are mixed with inoculated bran, pressed into a Bokashi bucket, covered with another handful of bran, and tightly covered. When the bucket is full, it is sealed shut and set aside for ten to twelve days. The result is 'pre-digested' compost ready to use in the garden.
Bokashi was developed by Asian housewives who had no space to compost but wanted to use their kitchen waste. This system is perfect for modern homeowners, people who can't or don't want to create compost heaps, and those with small gardens.
Cost of the program is $20 per person. You can use the PayPal 'Donate' button on the homepage to pre-pay, or pay when you come. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, even if you've said so on a Meetup.
Homemade vegetarian refreshments will be provided; students may wander Finch Frolic Garden before or after the program. We look forward to seeing you there!