ZingBokashi finalist in Sustainable Business Awards, GoGreen Expo, Cultivate Urban Farm, FAQs and Spring Gardening Tip.
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Zingbokashi was recently announced as being a finalist in the SBN (Sustainable Business Network) awards for 2016.
 

Entered into the category of Impact – Restorative, our entry is based on the positive environmental impact our products are having on the environment.

The winners of this and other categories will be announced at a ‘black tie‘ event at Shed 10 in Auckland  on Thursday 17th November.

Recent Events -  Go Green Expo, Christchurch

Zingbokashi attended the Green Expo in Christchurch last month and again this was a very successful event with lots of highly targeted people attending. It is great to see many younger people attended these shows and this perhaps indicates well for the future and in my opinion shows that environmental  education is having a positive effect.

Cultivate Urban Farm – Christchurch

A recent visit to Cultivate Urban farm in Christchurch showed that this enterprise is well on its way to being established with some crops already planted.

This organisation is using wheelie bins to collect food waste from a number of local cafes – 4 at present. This number is set to double now that a new trailer has been built to deliver and pick up the full bins from the cafes and deliver them back to the urban farm site.

'Bins are treated with Compost Zing at the participating cafes and picked up weekly.'

Compost Zing has the ability to stabilise the food waste so preventing it going bad. When returned back to the farm site the treated food waste is placed directly into the ground or mixed with carbon substrates to help make a compost material for later addition to beds.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.
After I have emptied my bucket into the garden, what am I supposed to clean it with before starting again. I didn't use anything except water and my next lot has failed. Want to make sure it is really clean before I start again as it had mould growing in it. The first lot worked great
 
A.
I clean with water and a hard brush to remove any remnants and any moulds growing should be white. If any black or green moulds, I recommend using either baking soda or white vinegar to remove these.
 
Q.
I've just bought my first Bokashi bucket with much excitement and have one question which I couldn't find the answer to on your comprehensive website.

As I live alone, I don't have a great deal of food waste, not enough to put in the bucket every day. It takes me about four or five days to fill up an ice cream container. I read that food should be put into the bucket every day. Is this necessary?
 
A.
Whilst it is best to add fresh food, you can keep the food in an enclosed container in your fridge for a few days till you have accumulated a larger amount before adding to your bucket.

Q.
We have been using a Bokashi bin for 3.5 weeks now and following the instructions closely. However it isn't fermenting and is now full. It hasn't produced any juice either. Can you help at all?
 
A.
Most likely the cooler conditions experienced over the past few weeks will have a bearing on the rate of fermentation. This will depend on where you have your bucket stored.

Temperature and types of food added will also affect the generation of juice and amount. Sometimes we do not get any at all, so do not be concerned about that.

You mention that your bucket is full and this now needs to be set aside for a period of a further 7 days for the fermentation process to fully complete.

The food waste during this period is likely to grow a white mould on the surface and amounts vary from a few spots to a partial or total cover.

Storage in a warm place will certainly assist as well.

Gardening this month

Spring is upon on once again and you still have time to make preparation for planting. 
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