The bokashi composting project is now running on a regular schedule. If you have not yet been scheduled for a Saturday bokashi session, you will be soon. You may also schedule a session for yourself by going to the hours website here. Sign in, click on the Events Sign Up tab in the top menu, search through and click on any of the bokashi dates on the calendar, and sign up.
We have a new, green 60 gallon rain barrel with a spigot, perfect for dispensing all the sweet, sweet, bokashi tea you would like. Use it as often as you like, as we will be refilling the barrel weekly with each new batch of bokashi.
The tea can be used to water and feed your garden as often as you like. It is recommended that you dilute the tea in a ratio of 1 cup tea to every 1 gallon of water. You can use the tea every time you water, just weekly, or any schedule you like. Ideally, the green barrel will be empty by the time we need to refill on Saturday.
Bokashi in process is in the blue barrel(Do Not Open). Bokashi tea is in the green barrel. Use the tea as often as you like.
Bokashi in process is in the blue barrel(Do Not Open).
Bokashi tea is in the green barrel. Use the tea as often as you like.
The bokashi solids are a perfect compost to work into the soil in your garden. Worked into the soil, the solids will completely break down in just a few weeks, and add important nutrients to your soil. It also helps to aerate the soil and helps the soil to retain moisture.
You can collect the solids any Saturday while the barrel is being emptied, or take solids from any of the wooden bins pictured below(numbered 1 through 6) behind the bokashi barrel. Ignore the numbers, they are a vestige of a long ago composting effort. The bokashi solids are dumped randomly into these bins on a weekly basis as the barrel is emptied and refilled.
Bokashi solids in these bins
IMPORTANT BOKASHI NOTES
The bokashi barrel(s) is/are filled on a weekly basis with the weeds and plant material that have been placed in the pile in the back of the garden. The barrel(s) is/are emptied each week, the rain barrel is filled with the tea, and the solids are placed in the wooden compost bins.
The bokashi process takes 7 to 10 days to complete. We are currently operating on a weekly schedule, Saturday to Saturday.
- Please, under NO circumstances should the barrel be opened at any time other than during the Saturday bokashi session. Opening the barrel interrupts the bokashi fermentation process.
- Please, DO NOT attempt to tip the barrel at any time other than during the Saturday bokashi session. The filled barrel weighs over 300 pounds and could be dangerous if not handled properly.
If you have any questions, please contact Priscilla at firstname.lastname@example.org.