Bucket Composting with Bokashi

Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters

Demonstrating bokashi buckets

Have you heard about composting your kitchen scraps with the Bokashi method? It's a composting method developed in Japan that takes up little space, doesn't attract pests, requires no turning, uses little water, isn't smelly when done right, and may be done year round. The method makes it hard to find an excuse not to compost your kitchen waste! You can compost all the scraps you normally compost as well as meat, bones, and oily things.

We are nearing completion of a document teaching what you need to know about Bokashi composting. Please check back here soon. In the meantime, you can check out these slides from a talk given to BCEMC by Jill Van Nortwick. The slides include a video about Bokashi composting. The video is made by a commercial company but keep in mind that you can do Bokashi composting in ordinary buckets.

We regularly offer free Bokashi Bucket Composting classes. Please see our class schedule.