GreenSpace advocates the proper disposal of waste, with a focus on food waste. We aim to make composting a natural part of daily life in order to normalize putting waste in its proper place, rather than letting it pollute our environment. In GreenSpace, we treat waste as a valuable resource.
Compost is a nutrient-rich fertilizer made of decomposed organic materials. These organic materials can be leaves, twigs, fruit peels, apple cores, coffee grounds. Composting helps keep soil healthy, which leads to healthier produce! There are different methods of composting—and making the choice is up to personal preference—but here at GreenSpace, we specialize in Bokashi composting.
Composting has many benefits! It enriches soil, allowing the production of healthier plants and healthier produce. It's a natural alternative to chemical fertilizers. It diverts food waste away from harmful landfills, minimizing methane emissions (and lowering carbon footprint!). Plus; it's SIMPLE!
Bokashi bran is made of good microorganisms that help break down the chemical composition of food waste so that they decompose more easily once mixed with soil. This method of composting also allows the inclusion of products such as meat, fish, and dairy which are generally not allowed in most methods of composting!
You can purchase composting buckets and Bokashi bran at our shop!
Bokashi is a Japanese word that means "fermented organic matter." Bokashi bran is the bokashi mixture we use for bokashi composting. It is made of rice bran mixed with carbonized rice hull that is fermented using EM1 Microbial Inoculant. It contains millions, even billions of beneficial microorganisms that work to ferment food waste without developing foul smell.
There are five different groups of microbes present in Bokashi bran and they are all completely harmless! Our Bokashi Bran is made with EM1 Microbial Inoculant that contains only naturally-occurring beneficial microbes with primary microbes being yeast and lactobacilli.
Yes, you can DIY your own Bokashi bran! You can use EM-1 microbial inoculant (available in our shop) to ferment rice bran mixed in carbonized rice hull to create your own. Note that recipes vary so you might need to look through different guides online that could work for you!
Bokashi juice is full of beneficial microorganisms and has many uses around the home. You can pour it into your sink and drains; you may also use it in your garden and let your soil enjoy a microbial-ful life!
Composting methods are generally up to personal preference—which fits your lifestyle best, or perhaps you’ve done a trial and error with multiple methods and found which is easiest for you. Although, the benefit of Bokashi composting is that you can throw any solid food waste (fruit peels, chicken and fish bones, rotten vegetables) into your composting bucket. Bokashi bran can handle any solid food waste! There’s also no need to handle worms if that’s not your thing.
One of the biggest benefits of using the Bokashi method is that you can include any solid food waste (just remember to drain them before putting them in your bucket). Chicken and fish bones, fruit peelings, vegetable scraps, meats. Although, depending on your diet, the amount of bran to be used differs. If there's mostly fruits and vegetables, a handful of bran is enough per layer. If there are more meats in your diet, it's best to add up to two handfuls.
Our buckets are specifically made for Bokashi fermentation. It is made of upcycled plastics, is air-tight, and has a spigot and strainer for Bokashi juice collection! If you prefer to use your own bucket, simply make sure that it's air-tight and it is best if there's a spigot so you can collect Bokashi juice to be used as fertilizer.
On average, a household of 4 will fill up one standard bucket (20L) in two weeks' time, which makes approximately 10kgs of food waste. A smaller household can choose the mini bucket (16L) which can hold up to 8kgs of food waste.
You can make an indoor or outdoor soil factory to convert your bokashi into soil instead of digging it down directly. An indoor soil factory is really only needed if you live in a northern climate with frozen winters and need ready soil for repotting during the early spring. Check out this page for more info on soil factories!
You can subscribe to our composting service! All you'll need to do is collect your food waste in our composting bucket (which we will provide upon subscription), layer it with Bokashi Bran (included in the subscription package), exchange your full buckets for clean, empty ones, and we'll compost it for you! Learn more about it here.
You simply collect your food waste, and we'll compost it for you! Subscribe through the new SoilMate app!
First choose the subscription plan you prefer: SoilMate Rookie (3 months), SoilMate Enthusiast (6 months), or SoilMate Hero (12 months). After your payment is verified, two (2) empty composting buckets (whether the standard 20L or the mini 16L is up to you) along with a 1kg jar of Bokashi Bran will be delivered to you within the coming weekend or so. Each plan is inclusive of one (1) free bucket exchange per month.
Full buckets will be replaced with clean, empty ones. (Additional bucket exchanges within the month will have additional fees.)
You may find QR codes and other payment information here.
We are currently available in NCR and Davao City. Due to the size of the kits and materials, we can only offer same-day couriers such as Lalamove or Grab from 8AM to 4PM daily.
We will send you the pick-up details for booking when your items are ready. Please book your own same-day delivery service on your given date after we've sent your order confirmation.
Delivery fee will be paid by the buyer. Fees usually range from 80 pesos to 300 pesos depending on location.
Let's talk! Email us at email@example.com and we'll work on a program!
Our composting workshops are mainly private engagements with our clients, specifically designed for their employees and staff. However, every third Sunday of the month, you can catch a free workshop at Good Food Sundays! Visit the Sunday market at Mandala Park from 11am to 5pm.
Currently, our serviceable cities include:
- Taguig (outside BGC)
- San Juan
- Quezon City
- Las Piñas
Please contact us if you don't see your city listed so we can