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Compost 101: A quick start guide

Composting is a simple and effective way to reduce waste and create a nutrient-rich soil amendment for your garden or farm. But with so many different composting methods and systems out there, it can be difficult to know where to start.

What is Compost?

Compost is a mixture of organic materials that have been decomposed and broken down into a nutrient-rich soil amendment. Composting transforms organic waste, such as food scraps, yard waste, and manure, into a valuable resource that can be used to improve soil health and fertility.

Types of Composting Systems

There are many different types of composting systems to choose from, including traditional compost bins, tumblers, worm composting, and Bokashi composting. Each system has its own unique benefits and drawbacks, and it's important to choose a system that works best for your needs and lifestyle.

Bokashi Composting

At Kenkashi, we specialize in Bokashi composting. Bokashi is a Japanese word that means "fermented organic matter." Our Bokashi composting system uses a special blend of microbes to ferment organic waste and create a nutrient-rich soil amendment.

Bokashi composting is a great choice for those who are new to composting. It's simple, fast, and easy to use, and it doesn't produce any unpleasant odors. Plus, it can be used in a small space, such as a balcony or patio, making it perfect for urban dwellers.

How do microbes break down the food scraps in Bokashi composting?

When organic matter is mixed with microbes, the microbes begin to “eat” or consume the organic matter, breaking it down into simpler compounds. This process creates lactic acid, ethanol, and other fermentation by-products, which help to preserve the food scraps and prevent them from rotting. The microbes literally eat the dead stuff, poop out the good stuff, and then die off. 

The microbes in Bokashi composting are specially selected to work together to break down a wide range of organic materials, including food scraps you wouldn’t normally put in a traditional compost pile, like meats and cheeses, yard waste and paper products. These microbes work together to create a balanced ecosystem that breaks down organic matter efficiently. 

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