Bokashi Fermenting System with Dispensing Unit and Bokashi Culture MixItem#: HN-BKA006
2 Bokashicycle Food Scrap Fermenting Systems, Hand Held Dispenser
- Anaerobic lock can be used with 1 hand
- Spigot easily drains any fluids
- The pressure plate excludes the trapped oxygen
- First cyclettes includes a Bokashi culture mix caddy
- Includes 1200 grams of Bokashi culture mix
- Hand dispensing unit uniformly spreads the culture mix
- Hand held dispenser with hand crank
- Features a hinge cover to protect your mix
- Can store up to 1 month's supply of Bokashi culture mix
- Fits easily into a cupboard for storage
- Also includes 1 dispenser scoop
Efficient and even more environmentally friendly than traditional scrap composting, the Bokashicycle Fermenting System with Dispensing Unit and Bokashi Culture Mix has everything you need to begin using the Bokashi fermenting process immediately. Using an anaerobic process to safely ferment your food waste, including meats and cheeses, this system has the added benefit of not producing a foul smell that might otherwise attract pests.
With 4800 grams of Bokashi culture mix included, you'll have enough mix to ferment your foods scraps for up to a year. The Bokashicycle food scrap fermenting system has everything you need to get started, including two 5 gallon cyclettes, a fenestrated crib plate at the base, a spigot to easily drain any fluids, a dispenser scoop, as well as a pressure plate which excludes trapped oxygen. The anaerobic lock is easy to screw off and on with one hand, and creates a seal that keeps flies away. The culture mix caddy allows you to properly mix your Bokashi culture mix so you can be assured that your food waste is fermenting properly. The hand held dispensing unit is easy to use with its hand crank, and even features a hinged cover so you can store up to one month's supply of Bokashi culture mix in the dispenser.
Designed to fit into cupboards and other out-of-the-way spaces, the Bokashi dispensing unit is easy to store. And the best part is that in just a few weeks you'll have compost that is ready to be placed in the ground.
What is Bokashi?
Developed in Japan, Bokashi is a new and revolutionary way of fermenting your kitchen waste. Using micro-organisms, including lactoobacilli, yeasts, and phototropic microbes, Bokashi allows you to ferment practically anything, including leftover meat and fish. When done properly, this method is more akin to the same method used when pickling, with micro-organisms working on breaking down the food waste so it can be used as compost, instead of the food decomposing or rotting. Once the food waste is safe to put in the ground, soil microbes finish the work.
There are many benefits to using the Bokashi method to break down your food waste. For starters, your weekly trash quantities can be reduced by as much as 20-30% which means you'll save money on trash collection. Also, rats and other vermin aren't attracted to the buried fermented product that you will soon use to grow healthier, more vital plants. And finally, there is no smell of decomposition to worry about, nor any flies, since the sealed container keeps them away.
Quick and convenient, it only takes two weeks for the micro-organisms to break down your food waste, and you can include all types of food parts, including meat scraps or cheese. The only inconvenience is that you have to chop up large bits of waste before adding them to the system.
Safe for you, your pets, and the environment, Bokashicycle fermenting is 100% natural, helps reduce greenhouse gases that are normally involved in scrap composting, and helps reduce the amount of waste in landfills. Used worldwide, Bokashi reduces our dependency on chemical fertilizers and pesticides, helping to make us all healthier.
Founded by Dr. Lawrence Green in the late 2008, Bokashicycle's mission is to educate, alert, and help to make our planet a safer and better place. Meaning "fermented organic matter" in Japanese, the Bokashicycle method is designed to keep food scraps, yard waste, and even pet waste out of landfills and sewers and instead return them to the soil after fermenting them, helping the soil to become stronger and more nutrient rich which results in healthier and more nutritious plants and vegetables. The Bokashi method also helps people save money on trash collection and, even more importantly, helps stop the tons of carbon dioxide, heat, and methane gas that is released into the atmosphere.
The Bokashi method is an anaerobic process that ferments food, yard, and pet waste in as little as 10 days. Once everything is properly fermented it's returned to the soil where, in about two weeks, the enriched soil can be used for seeds or plants and eliminates the need for artificial fertilizers. The Bokashi name and logo illustrate the natural cycle that is at work: leftover waste is fermented, not composted, and mixed into the soil. The soil then helps to produce plants and vegetables that are strong and healthy, which we can then consume, thus completing the cycle.
Dimensions & Specifications
12L x 12W x 15H in.
$19.99 to $64.99
- Ready to use
- Buy as little or as much as you need
- Designed to work with the Bokashi method
- Available in different sizes
- Comes completely assembled
- Attaches to the locking lid of a fermenter
- Allows for the anaerobic fermentation to continue
- Releases pressure safely within the fermenter
- Also allows liquids and solids to be easily separated
- A convenient place to store food scraps
- Allows you to easily transfer scraps to a cyclette
- Crafted from salmon-colored plastic for durability
- Holds a half gallon of scraps
- Measures 7L x 7W x 10H inches