Bokashi Composting - Faster, Cleaner, and Takes Less Space

by: EJ on 02/26/2017

Bokashi is Japanese for “fermented organic matter” and in this method of composting, food scraps are digested anaeorbically in a sealed container. Bokashi composting is a safe, quick, and convenient way to compost in your kitchen, garage, or apartment, using a specific group of microorganisms to


anaerobically ferment all food waste (including meat and dairy). Since the process takes place in a closed system, insects and smell are controlled, making it ideal for urban or business settings. The process is very fast, with compost usually ready to be integrated into your soil or garden in around two weeks.

Bokashi Composting: Scraps to Soil in Weeks by Adam Footer is the complete, step-by-step, do-it-yourself guide covering:

  • Background – the history, development and scientific basis of the technique
  • Getting started -- composting with commercially available products or homemade systems
  •  Making your own – system plans and bokashi bran recipes using common materials and locally sourced ingredients
  • Growing – improving your soil with fermented compost and bokashi juice.

You can even compost cat litter! To learn more about Bokashi Composting, you can buy his book through the link below. (Remember to use the code Spring17 at the checkout for 35% off until March 2nd)



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