Conventional composting relies on oxygen-fed organisms to break down organic material. Bokashi uses different kinds of microbes that thrive without oxygen. They decompose organic matter through an anaerobic process. It's basic fermentation, the same process that gives us wine and pickles.
Think you can't compost if you live in the city or in an apartment? Think again! Developed in Japan, this compost kit quickly and odorlessly converts organic matter into a high-grade soil conditioner through the use of effective microbes or "Bokashi" — a Japanese word meaning "fermented organic matter."