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Bokashi Composting lesson

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Bokashi is a method of composting that is suitable for indoor composting! It is an anaerobic process, which means you want to keep air OUT (rather than regular composting, where you need to turn or stir the compost to incorporate air.) In addition to being easier and cleaner than regular composting, it is also faster. No more waiting until next year to use your compost! The serum and grains take a couple months to make but after that, your compost goes from your kitchen to your garden in about a month. You can buy a Bokashi bucket for around $45-60, or you can make your own for less than half the price. Not only will I give you instructions for making your own composting bucket, I'll also teach you how to make the bokashi grains you need AND the serum needed to make the grains!

I'll give you the instructions for everything you need (making the serum, fermenting the grains, making your composting bucket and how to do the composting) in one easy to follow document. After that, you are free to message me with questions at any time.

Training & Qualifications


I had a bokashi composting system set up and running under my sink for years. I started with a system I purchased at a health food store but when I wanted to expand (so I could be filling a new one while the other one was aging) I decided to see if I could do it myself. I ended up with a 3 unit rotation, which meant I had fresh compost for the garden every week.

Availability & Preferences


any time

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Charissa


Tania received package of Bokashi Composting lesson from Charissa
Nov 02, 2021
Thank you for the bokashi instructions Charissa. I'm looking forward to testing the recipe. Many thanks.
Chiraya received package of Bokashi Composting lesson from Charissa
Aug 30, 2020
Charissa gives an in-depth set of instructions about how to make Bokashi and also, an overview of what it is and why it works so well for composting i...n your garden. I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn!show more
Caroline received package of Bokashi Composting lesson from Charissa
Jul 13, 2020
The directions came quickly, I am excited about starting this process. The instructions are very clear and thorough, thank you Charissa!
Sean received package of Bokashi Composting lesson from Charissa
May 15, 2020
Amazing and very helpful!
Katrina received package of Bokashi Composting lesson from Charissa
Jul 02, 2019
Charissa's write up on Bokashi composting was very detailed and used her practical experience to share the most efficient and cost-effective ways to d...o each of the steps, also including what can and can't be altered or modified at each step. Super useful! Thanks for the useful info, and I look forward to putting it into practice soon!show more
Dan received package of Bokashi Composting lesson from Charissa
Feb 25, 2019
Charissa is attentive and offers good info as a product to swap credits for rather than a service; this is just fine for what the project is, and she ...continues communication for as long as needed.show more
Nov 29, 2021
Charissa sent me a beautiful postcard from Hawaii. She has great handwriting, and it was lovely to receive something in my mailbox :)
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Nov 29, 2021
Charissa has such a great grasp of the Simbi community. With her help spreading awareness, it'll gain more traction, for sure! Thank you again!
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Nov 21, 2021
Wonderful to get an authentic view of life in Hawaii. Charissa was very generous with her pictures.
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Feb 05, 2021
I appreciate anyone who is trying to grow our community!


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About Charissa Potrafka

I've lived in Hawaii for over 10 years now and absolutely love it! I'm a nanny and photographer who also makes jewelry (mostly sterling silver and glass) and loves to do crafts. I have extensive exp...erience with pet sitting and house sitting, as well. If you are visiting Hawaii, I'd love to give you inside tips and help you plan your trip, especially if you are trying to do it on a budget. Being frugal in paradise is my specialty! My newest adventure is that I've found a way to get scuba certified and go diving for FREE! WooHoo! I'm doing a work exchange program with a dive shop here on Oahu. I'm a "tank monkey" for one shift a week in exchange for my lessons and equipment. After a pretty horrendous health ordeal, it is exciting to be getting my life back and being active again. I'm into the "crunchy" lifestyle and prefer to make as much as possible myself. I've been brewing kombucha for 10 years now. I also make sourdough and yogurt. If there is a way to DIY something, I've probably tried it (or want to try it!)show more

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