Composting: The Bokashi Method (no worms!)

Composting at Home without Worms

Join us for a fun and educational workshop that will teach you the Bokashi method of composting and the science behind it. If you have tried composting before and perhaps killed some worms in the process, or were turned off by the odor or problems with fruit flies and other bugs, this method will help you embrace composting again. It will help you with food waste reduction and the creation of a rich compost to add to your garden or container boxes.


Fermentation composting utilizes indigenous microorganisms to break down food waste by fermenting or pickling the waste, which is faster than traditional pile composting.

Bokashi sustainably returns nutrients to the soil while eliminating food scraps from the waste stream. It can be used in the yard, raised beds, or even container gardens. With a Bokashi system, one can process almost any food element, cooked or raw - including limited amounts of dairy and meat. It is an affordable composting system requiring minimal initial outlay - a bucket with lid, inoculated material, and food scraps.

What you will Learn

  • History of the methods
  • Wonders of fermentation
  • Bokashi procedures and benefits
  • Hands-on inoculation process
  • Question and answer session


About the Speakers
Mobokashi is a local voice of Bokashi composting and provider of Bokashi inoculated material, education and training. Mark and Michelle are fascinated by fermenting - whether it be compost, kombucha or beer. They found Bokashi when they moved back Los Angeles and needed to be able to compost in their apartment.

After keeping over 900 pounds of waste from the landfill, Mark and Michelle were inspired to spread the word, educating others about the simplicity of the process, ease of use, and results. Healthy carrots and legions of tomatoes don’t lie.

About the Creative Juice Bar
It's a place where you get together with other people searching for a creative outlet, to perfect a new skill, or to just join in some fun, community learning. The Creative Juice Bar is part of Kleverdog Academie where professional, skills-based classes on a variety of topics are taught on an on-going basis. We invite you to visit the Academie to find out more.

Want to be a Master Creative Juicer?
Despite the moniker, all you need to become a Master Creative Juicer (MCJ for short) is a desire to share some of your projects or knowledge to a class of hungry students. You don't have to be an expert or have a certain degree, just the motivation and willingness to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. If interested, we want to talk to you. Please email us at [masked] or call us at[masked] x4.


Metered street parking is available on Hill and Broadway Streets. There is also a paid parking lot at 420 Bernard in Bamboo Plaza with reasonable rates, or another lot on Broadway. For public transit, we are a couple of blocks from the Chinatown Gold Line station, and multiple bus routes go up and down Hill and Broadway.

Map to help you find us:
Kleverdog is located on a small street between Hill and Broadway; just a couple doors down from Phoenix Bakery on Broadway. Look for the bright red door with the 418 address -- we're on the second floor.

Lost? Call us at[masked] x4

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  • David O.

    Glad you enjoyed it Laura! Share photos when you're ready! :-)

    April 16, 2013

  • Laura L L.

    I truly enjoyed this meeting; I learned so much! Inspired me to want to grow a beautiful garden!

    April 15, 2013

  • Angel W.

    I forgot about a previous engagement that conflicts with this time. Hope to make the next meetup.

    March 1, 2013

    • David O.

      Hi Angel, the class has been moved. Hope you can make the new date.

      March 18, 2013

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