Bokashi

Bokashi recycles food waste into food for the soil.

It is a Japanese technology made up of sawdust that, in a nutshell, pickles food waste using micro-organisms. Bokashi requires an aerobic environment to break down the food waste. The end product can then be thrown onto the compost heap, causing a microbe explosion to take place and speeding up the composting process. These microbes return vital micronutrients to the soil, which make for a potent organic fertiliser for plants and landscape sites.

 

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“To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” - Mahatma Gandhi
 

The benefits of Bokashi

  • 100% of food waste can be safely decomposed.
  • The process does not produce methane and other greenhouse gasses.
  • Food that has been through the Bokashi system does not attract flies or rats.
  • It can cut waste removal costs.
  • It does not smell.
  • It is an on-site solution so it reduces carbon emissions by eliminating transport costs.
  • It keeps other rubbish bins fresher for longer.
  • It keeps your green conscience clean.
  • It provides vital micronutrients and microbes to the soil.
  • It removes the costs of buying chemical fertilisers.
  • It stops food waste from filling landfills.
  • Using Bokashi speeds up the composting process by up to eight to 12 weeks.

Life Landscapes recommends this system for smaller gardens and sites that have kitchens or restaurants. Our site managers and landscape technicians, with the cooperation of the kitchen staff, are trained to facilitate and run systems on-site.

By using Bokashi, Life Landscapes can ensure that your site produces zero food waste or organic materials, which means the Pikitup strikes will not affect you.

These systems are very effective when used in conjunction with worm farms and compost heaps. Life Landscapes offers a Bokashi service in conjunction with corporate garden maintenance.