Bokashi – the movie

Bruce Mol is a friend of a friend and I was introduced to his inspiring project the other day. Last year at the Armstrong IPE they introduced a bokashi pilot program of sorts where they collected the food waster from the fair over 5 days in 45 gallon barrels. All in all they collected 1 ton of organic waste that they then shredded, added bokashi mixture, sealed and let ferment for three weeks. Continue reading Bokashi – the movie

Bokashi, Bran and Buckets: Finishing the Project

At this point our bokashi should be ready to dry, if you have not already done that. Remember the bokashi bran should should have a sweet fermented smell, like beer, yeast etc. If you have any blue / red mold on top, it is an indication that some air got in, during the fermenting process. Al Pasternak suggests that the blue/red/ mold can be scooped off and put into your regular compost pile. The remaining bran can be spread out on a tarp to air dry. Continue reading Bokashi, Bran and Buckets: Finishing the Project

Bokashi Progress Report

It has been a bit over two weeks since we made our bokashi bran, so we can start checking it now.

Our instructions say that we are to look for whitish fuzz over the top and a sour fermented smell.

Mine (I made 5 Kg) has a whitish fuzz, dotted with blue mold spots that look similar to a bread mold, over the top but not in the in the center of the top. I am thinking that this just means it needs more time. It also has a faint sweetish fermenting smell.
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