Bokashi Composting Workshops 10/9 & 10/16/2022

As part of LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival.

At Down to Earth Garden (546 E 12th St, corner of Ave B, East Village/Lower East Side).

Bokashi Composting Workshops
Sundays, October 9 and October 16, 2022
1 pm – 3 pm

Visit the community garden, Down to Earth Garden, where bokashi composting has been on-going since fall 2009.

We will cover the basics and make the bokashi fermentation starter.
See how we recycle food waste, all food waste (including meats, bones, dairy, etc.), by the bokashi method.

For further information, see our bokashi process page, and also visit

To volunteer and get involve with our bokashi process, sign up here.

Visit LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens)

EM-5 bokashi workshop online 11/21/20 Sat 1pm

Contact us or email us to attend.

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:

For further information on bokashi composting, visit