The “I don’t need bokashi” was a statement from a friend. Apparently, she became aware of my bokashi adventure (not from me) and in a conversation on the subject (which she brought up), she advised that she doesn’t need bokashi. She has a pile in her yard in which she dumps her yard wastes. Surrounding that pile is fertile soil so she doesn’t need bokashi.
Not being a pushy person, my only comment at the time (because I was still stunned at the statement) was, “OK.”
Who Needs Bokashi?
I think of bokashi as a practice of selfish altruism. I started with bokashi because it made sense. I’m selfish in that I like having beautiful plants and frugal enough to recognize bokashi’s cost-effectiveness.
In addition to efficiently disposing household wastes, and improving plant/lawn quality, it teaches a new sustainable way of living to all involved. Bokashi is an environmental seed. Once the seed takes root, it makes one realize just how easy it is to reuse and recycle common household items.
Bokashi in America
As a blogger, I get to see where my traffic comes from. I’m saddened to say that the majority of visitors to this blog do not reside in America. My traffic statistics tell me that other countries are far ahead of us when it comes to actively seeking and employing new sustainability methods. Our “I don’t need bokashi” mentality has to change. We do need bokashi and other types mechanisms for sustainability.
It’s not always just about the individual; it’s about the whole.