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Nutrient Recycling Methods For Small Spaces

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Two methods for nutrient recycling in small spaces that Vera Greutink highly recommends in Edible Paradise are bokashi composting and vermicomposting.

Bokashi Composting

To get started on making an inexpensive bokashi bucket, I found a video that I think explains some of benefits of bokashi composting well and how to do it.

Bokashi Instead of Hot Compost

From the video description, provided by Fraser Valley Farm:
"I prefer Bokashi fermentation over hot composting of kitchen waste for a number of reasons, which I'll outline here. I'll also show you how the system works, and how to build your own DIY Bokashi bucket system. "


To get started on creating and maintaining an indoor worm composting bin, I found a video that I think shows a pretty simple method of doing vermicomposting.

From the video description provided by LeafCo:
"Compost your food scraps indoors with this easy, quick and cheap DIY worm bin."

Other Methods

What other methods of recycling nutrients in small spaces might work well for people in urban environments?
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With Bokashi you have to spend money for the additive to make it ferment. That’s why I don’t use it. Vermicomposting works in small spaces but you can’t put much in it unless you have a large worm farm, in which case it takes more space than a compost bin. It also doesn’t produce as much compost as a regular compost bin, but the quality could be better.
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