On Earth Day, 22nd April, we gathered at Sure We Can in the morning with the canners community to sort out the bottles and cans we collected during Earth Week at The New School. We divided into teams we could take turns between helping with the collection and sorting, and creating compost mixture for the Bokashi Composting program.
Bokashi is Japanese for “fermented organic matter.” Bokashi composting is a safe, quick, and convenient way to compost in your kitchen, garage, or apartment, using a specific group of microorganisms to anaerobically ferment all food waste (including meat and dairy). Since the process takes place in a closed system, insects and smell are controlled, making it ideal for urban or business settings. The process is very fast, with compost usually ready to be integrated into your soil or garden in around two weeks.