This workshop focuses on making EM-5, which is mainly used as a foliar spray for plants and trees (providing nutrients through the leaves). We also use it to spray down the entire garden as a microbial inoculant, including into our composting bins, as well as, dealing with odor problems (rat odors, dog urine on leaves, etc.)
The recipe includes the same base ingredients (blackstrap molasses and EM-1) we use to make the wheat bran bokashi sprinkle and the Activated EM (“bokashi spray”) for bokashi composting. The other ingredients are apple cider vinegar, 40% alcohol (the cheapest vodka, tequila, or whiskey), and optionally garlic cloves and hot spicy peppers (Scoville rating of 25,000 SHU or higher), such as cayenne, habañero, and ghost peppers.
For the full recipe and application rates: https://recyclefoodwaste.org/files/EM-5foliar.pdf
For further information on bokashi composting, visit recyclefoodwaste.org.
This workshop is also a followup to the 9/26/20 workshop when the wheat bran bokashi was made in the garden (shown via online). We will show the resulting fermented bokashi.
In this workshop, we will focus on making Activated EM (using the same microbes to make the bokashi) and how to use it as a liquid spray (“bokashi spray”).