Bokashi

What to do with a problem like waste?

If you have spent time looking around our website you should have noticed a reoccurring phrase; soil-crop-animal-waste cycle. This cycle is central to everything Agriton Group believe, do and talk about. Our failure to complete this cycle has been a significant contributing factor towards global warming and the degradation of soils, however, it is far from doom and gloom. For all the Carbon in the atmosphere there is more stored in the soil, and the best bit, there is room for a whole lot more too!

This means that all the carbon that has been released through activities like ploughing, cutting down forests and taking oil from deep below the earths surface can be stored in the soil. All we have to do is complete the cycle. Currently organic waste is consider exactly that, waste. It is an inconvenience, something we have have to dispose of as quickly and efficiently as possible. For households that means throwing it in the bin for landfill and on farm it means stacking it up to later spread on the fields. In both circumstances the organic waste is effectively thrown away and the cycle remains incomplete.

By decomposing that organic matter properly you can use it as a soil amendment to feed the soil and actually complete the cycle. If you choose fermentative decomposition, as with Bokashi, you will be capturing more carbon and energy to put back into the soil compared to other decomposition methods.

The following booklet explains the Bokahsi process, both large scale and small scale. For more information on Bokahsi at home visit Agriton | Home&Garden and for more information on large scale Bokahsi visit Agriton | Animal Husbandry.