AT SAVING EARTH INC.,
We use Bokashi Fermentation to divert organic wastes from our nation's landfills.
Bokashi And The Environment
DID YOU KNOW an estimated 21% of wastes in landfills is food waste? Or, that 40% of waste in landfills is organic wastes? Or that experts predict the expansion of the marijuana industry could add up to 1 billion pounds of organic waste annually into landfills within the State of California alone?
Bokashi Fermentation (Acidic Anaerobic Fermentation) is the most environmentally friendly method of organic waste disposal available today. Because it is done within sealed containers, there is virtually zero greenhouse gas emissions, zero groundwater leachate issues, and virtually none of the smell, pest, and windblown detritus issues associated with composting. Bokashi byproducts are 100% natural and have amazingly high plant nutritional value.
What's even more exciting is the impact that even local Bokashi Fermentation activities can have on a global scale. Much of the world's cultivated soils have lost between 1/2 to 2/3 of their original soil organic carbon. Soil organic carbon is an important source of carbon sequestration, or the natural process by which carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere. Deforestation, land misuse, and soil degeneration are primary causes of greenhouse gas formation and global warming.
BOKASHI FERMENTATION IS A WIN-WIN STRATEGY! Bokashi byproducts naturally (chemically-free) restore degraded soil. They add critically needed biomass to the soil. They purify surface and ground water and enhance the soil's water retention abilities. And they improve the soil's natural carbon sequestration capabilities thereby helping to reduce the negative impacts of carbon emissions.
Bokashi And The Soil
THE SOIL IS HOME TO A LARGE PROPORTION OF THE WORLD'S BIODIVERSITY. The decomposition of organic matter by soil microorganisms has an immense influence on soil fertility, plant growth, soil structure, and carbon storage. As a relatively new science, much remains unknown about soil biology and its effect on soil ecosystems.
What we do know is that plants grow vigorously in well balanced soils with thriving communities of microbial and faunal activity. These soil organisims break down organic matter, making nutrients more readily available for uptake by plants and other organisms.
Bokashi Fermentation is an especially useful tool for the recycling of organic materials since it quickly and efficiently aids in organic decomposition while greatly enhancing soil microbial and faunal activity found in well balanced soils. Plants that are grown in Bokashi treated soils tend to produce healthy root systems for vigorous plant growth without the need for chemical supplements, many of which are, harmful to the environment.
For the past 100 years, the world has seen ever increasing conversions of natural ecosystems to industrial agricultural systems, the drainage of wetlands, soil cultivation, and the use of chemical pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. The adoption of Bokashi Fermentation on agricultural soils can restore the damage of past practices while having positive impacts on food security, agro-industries, water quality, and the environment.