At the simplest level, composting requires making a heap of wet organic matter (also called green waste), such as leaves, grass, and food scraps, and waiting for the materials to break down into humus after a period of months.

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However, composting also can take place as a multi-step, closely monitored process with measured inputs of water, air, and carbon- and nitrogen-rich materials. The decomposition process is aided by shredding the plant matter, adding water and ensuring proper aeration by regularly turning the mixture when open piles or “windrows” are used.

Once all of these steps have been taken and the correct ratios have been achieved, the introduction of the microbes can greatly accelerate decomposition. KENKASHI has been specially formulated to add carbon, microbes and fungi into the soil.

KENKASHI is made from the core of the stem of the…


During my 3 years working with bacterial treatment of organic waste I came across kenaf as an additive to waste water to stimulate microbial activity.

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It was applied to waste water lagoons as pressurized pucks which slowly dissolved and released carbon into the water, which fed the microbes already present in the waste. I was immediately fascinated by the possibility of using kenaf in combination with beneficial bacteria for a wider range of applications, especially in BOKASHI composting.

Kenaf is a type of hemp grown throughout the world for a range of uses from fiber to paper making, but I was interested in the ground-up core of the kenaf plant which has a very unique honeycomb structure, acting as a hotel for bacteria and allows…


Recently I came across kenaf, and wanted to explore the possibilities of this amazing plant.

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I became very interested in the power of microbes to decompose organic material and extract the nutrients for plants, and became especially interested in increasing the health of my garden! When I saw the power of the bacteria in several applications during my career in the microbial world I began applying them to great effect on my indoor plants and in my garden.

Kenaf is a type of hemp which has been grown throughout the world for many years and is being grown in the United States in increasing volume now that hemp has been legalized. The cell structure of…

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