Starfish children were introduced to anaerobic composting using the Maze Bokashi indoor compost bin.
Below is the step-by-step guide written by Scarlett and Camden.
- Put the Bokashi bin together. Fix the tap properly to ensure no leaks.
- Start adding the food scraps to the bin. Chop up the food scraps into smaller pieces to speed up the fermentation process.
- As you add the food scraps, spray the compost accelerator Bokashi liquid. Push the food scraps down to pack them tightly.
- Once full, put it aside for two to three weeks and start a new bin.
- While waiting, drain the tea every two to three days. Pour it into a watering can and mix it with water. Use the mixture to water the plants.
- Once it is time to empty the bin, the pre-compost can be buried in the garden. In about a month, it would have been broken down to compost.
The children are waiting patiently to witness the whole process in the coming weeks. This activity helps children to understand how a small effort in controlling kitchen waste makes a big difference in taking care of the environment. It connects them better with Mother Nature.