|Anaerobic Compost - Yuck! / Well, maybe||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2013 09:28:47 -0800 (PST)|
Zev wrote: > Anaerobic digestion is the LAST thing you want > your compost to do if you are attempting to created light, fluffy > and nutrient rich compost. We compost (here in Minnesota) when it is not winter but are not attentive enough to the compost's needs but we muddle thru. I'm no expert. My first thought was that maybe "anaerobic" was a typo when it first came up in this thread. But clearly David Bygott's Feb 25th post was intentional. But note that he also said "using the "Bokashi" system". I did a bit further (tho not a thorough) investigation. First I read the page he refered to (note the file name) : http://cleantechnica.com/2009/03/03/bokashi-this-is-not-your-fathers-compost/ (be sure to look over the comments) and wikipedia: Organic ingredients intended for composting can alternatively be used to generate biogas through anaerobic digestion. Anaerobic digestion is fast overtaking composting in some parts of the world including central Europe as a primary means of downcycling waste organic matter. And: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/12/ bokashi-japanese-composting-solution_n_1588774.html Bokashi is not widely used in the United States, but its practitioners think it should be. A few other notes and unanswered questions. I think different / special microganisms are needed for Bokashi; it is not just sealing up your compost. (again, I am no expert) What does the resulting Bokashi compost look like? Could it be described as "light, fluffy and nutrient rich compost" which Zev aims for? How does Bokashi and aerobic compost it compare as a soil amendment? One of the cleantechnica.com (above) coments said it could be used in winter (in Sweden). Fred -- Fred H. Olson Minneapolis,MN 55411 USA (near north Mpls) Email: fholson at cohousing.org 612-588-9532 My Link Pg: http://fholson.cohousing.org My org: Communications for Justice -- Free, superior listserv's w/o ads
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