Our journey begins with a microbiologist at the University of Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan over 25 years ago. In an attempt to promote beneficial
changes in agriculture and human health, Dr. Teruo Higa developed what was to be known as the Effective Microorganism or EM-1. EM-1 was considered
a safe and efficient way to ‘promote life’ in the sense of plant health, probiotics, waste decomposition, and much more. In our travels to the Big
Island of Hawaii, we had the great opportunity to learn about this microorganism, as well as its application through an anaerobic fermentation process.
We have harnessed the creation of Bokashi and now plan to make it a part of organic gardening and agriculture in our hometown. Bokashi is a Japanese
word meaning ‘fermented organic matter‘; and with the help of C.A. Baber, founder of Island Herbs Hawaii (www.IslandHerbsHawaii.com), we have brought
Bokashi back to the mainland in order to promote soil and plant health, as well as a variety of other things.