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Bokashi

The Bokashi Composting Project

From left to right. Bethany Celio, Sahoko Yui, Julia Warden

From left to right. Bethany Celio, Sahoko Yui, Julia Warden

This is a pilot project experimenting with the use of Bokashi Composting. Professors and students from Landscape Architecture (LDA) and Sustainable Environmental Design (SED) worked together to divert over 300lbs of food waste from the landfill by collecting food waste from Hunt Hall (home of LDA/SED). This past spring a group of students used the compost to create an edible garden in the Hunt Hall courtyard.

The Bokashi Group members include: John Rabago, Devin Murphy, Kate Nelson, Julia Warden, Chloe Myaskovosky, Alex Croft, Bethany Celio, Mariana Ortiz, Katherine Schurba, Kennedy Wells, Thea French, Brooke Garcher, Emily Horowitz. This work was sponsored by UC Davis Dining Services and the UC Davis Vertical Integration Program. Click here or scroll down to see the video made by the Bokashi group.

Burying fermented food waste collected from Hunt Hall landscape architecture studios.

Burying fermented food waste collected from Hunt Hall landscape architecture studios.

Brainstorming session: Bethany Celio, Alex Croft, Thea French.

Brainstorming session: Bethany Celio, Alex Croft, Thea French.

Garden trough shopping with Julia Warden, Emily Horowitz, and Thea French.

Garden trough shopping with Julia Warden, Emily Horowitz, and Thea French.

Brainstorming session: Julia Warden, Kennedy Wells, Emily Horowitz

Brainstorming session: Julia Warden, Kennedy Wells, Emily Horowitz

Brainstorming with trace, sharpies, and post it notes.

Brainstorming with trace, sharpies, and post it notes.

Plant shopping with the garden crew.

Plant shopping with the garden crew.

Getting dirty with homemade compost.

Getting dirty with homemade compost.

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Making signs for the garden plots.

Making signs for the garden plots.

Planting rainbow chard

Planting rainbow chard

The basil was out of control! 100% hand made in Davis, from the painted rock to the compost.

The basil was out of control! 100% hand made in Davis, from the painted rock to the compost.