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April 2012

What to Do Next?

So you’ve managed to fill your first bokashi bucket. Congratulations. Now you want to know what to do next, right? Well, the first thing you do is pull out a second bokashi bucket to use while the first one goes into phase 2. Phase 2 means you’ve got to place your filled bokashi bucket someplace… Read More

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Plant

Yesterday I was browsing around one of my favorite websites, TED.com, and watched an interesting video about how to improve environmental air quality to help with respiratory problems. The gentleman in the video, Kamal Meattle, significantly improved his dwindling lung capacity through the use of plants. The video is only 4 minutes long and worth… Read More

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Bokashi Bin

Congratulations on your decision to make the Hudson Valley greener and to potentially improve the health of your crops, lawn and/or houseplants (not to mention your septic tank). By practicing bokashi, you’ll quickly notice a decrease in household trash, which also significantly reduces arguments on whose turn it is to take the trash out. In… Read More

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Six Whole Days!

Our trash is collected once a week on Thursdays. That means on Wednesday night, we go around the house, collecting the various trash bags from the bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and wherever else we have trash and empty them into the outside receptacle for collection. The ancillary trashcans normally aren’t full, but the kitchen trash is… Read More

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Six Whole Days!

Trash

Our trash is collected once a week on Thursdays. That means on Wednesday night, we go around the house, collecting the various trash bags from the bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and wherever else we have trash and empty them into the outside receptacle for collection. The ancillary trashcans normally aren’t full, but the kitchen trash is… Read More

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Collecting Daily Food Scraps

Counter Trash

Because the bokashi process is an anaerobic one, you want to minimize the frequency of air getting into your bin. Unlike the usual kitchen trashcan that is opened several times a day, it’s best to add food scraps to your bokashi bin once or twice a day. I’m not so sure if introducing air is… Read More

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Collecting Daily Food Scraps

Because the bokashi process is an anaerobic one, you want to minimize the frequency of air getting into your bin. Unlike the usual kitchen trashcan that is opened several times a day, it’s best to add food scraps to your bokashi bin once or twice a day. I’m not so sure if introducing air is… Read More

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Bokashi Tea

Bokashi Tea

Oh, the wonders of bokashi tea. If you do it right, bokashi will give you a microbial rich tea that your plants (and septic tank) will love. What is Bokashi Tea As your food ferments, it releases a liquid.  If you think back to the inner workings of a bokashi bucket, you’ll remember that accommodations… Read More

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Bokashi Necessities

Composted Dirt

There are a few things you must have in order to recycle your food using the bokashi method.  The items are few and forgiving.  In other words, you can spend money and purchase a ready-made kit, or you can make things yourself. Items Necessary for Bokashi Bokashi Receptacle with an airtight lid Bokashi Mix Food… Read More

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Far Infrared Lamps

Far Infrared Technology

I can’t believe it took me so long to figure this out. Far infrared lamps rock! Through visits to my acupuncturist, I was introduced to the far infrared lamp. I didn’t know that’s what it was. I thought it was a plain old run of the mill heating lamp.  Boy was I wrong. All I… Read More

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