Earth Probiotic develops and manufactures 100% South African food waste composting solutions. Founded in 2010 by Karen and Gavin Heron, Earth Probiotic’s solutions scale from household Earth Bokashi systems to on-site in-vessel composting machines for businesses.
The Earth Bokashi home composting system is easy to use, non-smelly and can compost all food waste including cooked and uncooked meat, sea food, small bones, and dairy.
Bokashi means “fermented organic matter” in Japanese. Earth Probiotic’s “Earth Bokashi” utilises local indigenous micro-organisms in an airtight bin. The microbes in the bin ferment food waste so that it doesn’t rot or smell and rather becomes a beneficial matrix for soil (good bacteria + organic matter + key minerals = high value organic fertiliser).
How does it work?
A simple step by step system allows one to turn food waste into garden food, in less than 8 weeks!
Step One: layer food waste with Earth Bokashi in the digester bins.
Step Two: when full leave the full bin to stand for two weeks to complete fermentation.
Step Three: add contents to garden waste, trench it or feed it to your wormery.
By recycling our food waste we can each reduce our personal carbon footprint by a whopping 235kg of CO2E per ton of food waste and we can help to create a cleaner and safer kitchen and home environment, not to mention a healthier planet!
Earth Probiotic’s Earth Garden is made from upcycled waste banner material (printed with non-toxic inks) and sown together by Uzwelo Bags in KZN. This instant raised bed garden can be filled with Earth Bokashi fermented food waste and thus also becomes a recycling device!
The Earth Bag is a composting bag made from upcycled PVC billboard material. This is an ideal composting solution for households with limited space. It can compost up to 3 full bins of Earth Bokashi fermented food waste as well as garden clippings.
ALL Earth Probiotic products are 100% South African.