Can you compost Cat Litter?
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by Steve May
1y ago
Yes…….YOU CAN! In a separate container of course. Bokashi composting is an innovative method of composting that uses microorganisms to break down organic matter, including cat litter, into nutrient-rich compost. The process is simple and efficient, making it a great option for pet owners looking to reduce their environmental impact and create their own compost at home. First, a bit about bokashi composting: the process involves using a special blend of microorganisms, called a bokashi mix, to ferment organic waste. The bokashi mix is typically made up of a combination of bacteria, fungi, and ..read more
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The importance of Composting
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by Steve May
1y ago
Composting is a process that transforms organic waste materials, such as food scraps and yard waste, into a rich and nutrient-dense soil amendment. It's an easy and natural way to reduce waste, nourish the soil, and help the environment. Here are a few reasons why composting is so important: Reduces waste in landfills Landfills are filling up quickly, and a significant portion of what ends up in them is organic waste that could have been composted. By composting, you can divert organic waste from landfills, where it decomposes without oxygen and produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas ..read more
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5 Tips for Living a Sustainable Lifestyle in an Apartment
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by Steve May
2y ago
Are you looking for ways to live more eco-friendly in your apartment? It might seem impossible to live a sustainable lifestyle in an urban environment. After all, you’re only responsible for a tiny piece of the entire building, and you might not have a lot of space as it is.  However, you can do more than just change the light globes to energy saver bulbs. You can make good use of every drop of water that comes out of a tap and even set up your own urban composting system with help from Bokashi. If you’re having trouble thinking green in your apartment, why not use some of these tips to h ..read more
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DIY Bokashi Bran Instructions
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by Steve May
2y ago
Bokashi bran is the key to a successful bokashi composting system. The bran has microorganisms that will ferment your food waste quickly and easily when used with a Bokashi-style composting bucket. You can save significant money by making your bran at home. And luckily, it’s quite straightforward. Here you’ll find directions for creating your own Bokashi bran from start to finish. The process is fairly simple - you are going to mix EM microbes with sugar, water, and wheat bran and then let them sit for two weeks in a dark, airless space to ferment. After the fermenting period, you can start us ..read more
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Your Complete Guide to Bokashi Composting.
SDM Bokashi Blog
by Steve May
2y ago
Welcome to a better way to compost at home! Recycling food waste into compost and fertilizer has never been faster or easier. Your sustainable home just got an upgrade. What Is Bokashi Composting? Bokashi composting is a process of fermenting food waste by mixing it with bacteria- infused “bran” and letting it sit in an airtight container for two weeks. A Bokashi composter will easily convert all your food waste, including dairy, meat and oils, into compost and fertilizer on your kitchen countertop. With only a little bit of space and about two weeks you will have turned your kitchen scraps ..read more
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Frequently Asked Questions About Your Bokashi Starter Kit
SDM Bokashi Blog
by Steve May
2y ago
Why are there two Bokashi buckets? We’ve included two Bokashi composting buckets so you never have to pause the composting cycle. Most households will fill a bucket with food waste in about two weeks. At that point you will set aside the first bucket for two weeks for fermentation and you can start filling the second bucket. When it’s time to empty the first bucket into the garden, the second one is likely filled and ready to be set aside. And the whole process begins again!   What are the accessories for? The cup is for draining Bokashi tea, which collects in the bottom of your BokashiPr ..read more
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