HXG Workshop: How to Make & Use Bokashi Compost


bokashi compostA hands-on workshop offered by the Board of Water Supply (BWS), the Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG), Jan Nadamoto will teach you how to make your own Bokashi mix and produce compost in a manageable space without smell, bugs, or heat.


Saturday, February 22, 2020
10:30 a.m. to noon


Halawa Xeriscape Garden
99-1268 Iwaena Street
Halawa Valley’s Central Park Industrial Area
(get directions)


$15 for general public and Friends of Halawa membership “Friend” level
$10 for supporting, corporate and lifetime memberships
Fee includes instruction, guidance and one gallon sized bag of Bokashi mix that will be ready to use approximately two weeks after the class


Has the spread of the coconut rhinoceros beetle hampered your composting efforts? Have no fear, Bokashi is here! Come join us and instructor Jan Nadamoto to learn how to compost with microbacteria. Bokashi is a quick and easy way to turn food waste into compost through the use of a mix of local microbes. An advantage to Bokashi is that it’s a great way to create compost without strong odors or bugs. An alternative to traditional composting, the Bokashi method was discovered more than 30 years ago by Japanese microbiologist and organic farmer Dr. Teruo Higa. At this workshop, participants will be taught how Bokashi composting works and the variety of ways the mix and by-products can be used.


Registration is full and closed as of Wednesday, February 5. 

Advanced registration is required. Registration opens on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, and closes at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020, or when all spaces are filled. Call (808) 748-5315 or email workshops@hbws.org to register. BWS security and workshop registration requires submittal of participant’s full name, home address, phone number, and email address where applicable.

See the current workshop schedule.