Bokashi is a Japanese term meaning 'fermented organic matter'.

It has been practiced by farmers in Japan for centuries. Only recently it has become popular worldwide.

The process is actually an anaerobic fermentation process, a kind of digestion process, triggered by the inoculation of EM.

By adding EM to the organic waste, the organic material is transformed into compost mix, trough the activation of the microorganism and their interaction with the organic waste.

The organic material has to be placed into proper container (or a 2 bucket for domestic system), covered by a lid that prevents the oxygen to go through. The bottom of it will have holes so that the liquid part can be filtered and collected into a second level at the bottom of the container. Here a tap will be placed to allow the elimination of the liquid. This drainage system will keep the organic mix dry preventing bad smelling.