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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598


Date: August 11, 2006
Contact: Rhiannon Fernandez
Phone: (360) 337-7157
No. 06-64

WSU Extension Seminar Introduces Bokashi-Making

PORT ORCHARD, WA—WSU Extension will host a seminar in making Effective Microorganism (EM) Bokashi on Wednesday, August 23, from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Raab Park Garden on Caldart Street in Poulsbo. The class will be taught by Erika Fehr of EM America, who has six years' experience with EM Bokashi.

Bokashi is a Japanese term that means "fermented organic matter." This method allows you to compost your kitchen waste without any foul odors—it will actually smell like pickles, and allows you to compost even meat and protein.

Bokashi is a very potent compost starter you can easily produce yourself. The EM Bokashi being created at this event uses molasses and Effective Microorganisms fermented wheat bran. In two months it will produce wonderful, ready-to-use compost. No odor, no flies, no long waiting time until your compost is ready!

The class fee is $15, including all materials, with a two-dollar rebate if you bring a guest. Bring cash or a check with you to the class. EM and other EM products will also be available at the event for rebate prices. Bring work gloves, a bucket for your Bokashi and rain gear in case of rain.

If you are attending, contact Kathy Morse at or (206) 842-2845, so the proper amount of supplies are available. If you have questions regarding the workshop, call Erika at (360) 894-6819.

To contact the Kitsap County Public Information Office, 
call PJ Callahan at 360-337-4481 or email:

Last Updated:  May 27, 2014