Yesterday afternoon, we had our second Composting Champions meeting to work out how to get people composting their food waste. So, now I’m going to be writing a funding application to run a workshop where we’ll teach people to turn broken wheelie bins into composters.
This brings me onto the subject of my own bokashi. I had decided it was time to plant out the raspberry cane as it looked like it was suffering in its tiny pot, which to boot seems to have been filled with peat (oh dear!). It’s intended spot was also starting to show signs of Jerusalem artichoke growth.
No doubt I didn’t manage to get all of the tubers out, so any further shoots will need to be chopped down. However, I was pleased to see the bokashi solids I’d prepared the soil with last month were well on the way to decomposition.
I didn’t dig deep enough to see any significant worm activity but in other spots where I’ve put bokashi solids there have been large numbers of them. Thinking back to the dearth of these soil inhabitants when I first started gardening, it is great to see the improvement now.
Thus, I am not only keen to continue the good work at home but hope we can encourage more in the wider community. I don’t have the capacity to take food scraps from friends and neighbours but for anyone who thinks they could either donate or make use of the food waste from others, here is a link to the Share Waste website, which can help donors and recipients find each other.