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Jarðgerðarfélagið (the compost community) composts organic material from municipalities, companies, and individuals, via the bokashi method. We believe that composting is a necessary part of the circular economy, and that it should be widely accessible.
Bokashi - Start here
Bokashi is a composting method developed by Dr. Teruo Higa in 1982. This method uses fermentation to break down organic materials. We like to describe it as "making sauerkraut for the earth," with the aim of reducing landfill emissions, and increasing soil nutrient availability.
Circular solutions for municipalities
We are actively developing composting solutions that enable municipalities to fully process and utilize organic household waste as a valuable resource. The bokashi process offers a local, energy-efficient, and cost-effective means of composting that emits significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions than landfilling. The end-result is a nutritious fertilizer that can be used locally for land reclamation, forestry, and ecosystem recovery.
Bokashi composting at home
Bokashi composting is a great way to compost household leftovers and make nutritious fertilizer in a short amount of time. It's easy, space-efficient, and reduces the amount of organic material that ends up in landfill.
Gardeners and farmers
Nutritious fertilizer for healthy soil and plants
We are eager to work with all kinds of growers and associations that are interested in rebuilding healthy soils. We are currently working on perfecting our fertilizer recipe. If you are interested in testing some of our bokashi fertilizer when it is ready, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jarðgerðarfélagið in the media:
- Reykjavík Grapevine: Futurecast - interview (English)
- Startup Iceland: Circular Economy Solutions Startups in Iceland - blogpost (English)
- Hreyfiaflið - Íslandsbanki - video feature/interview (Icelandic)
- Livin Farms - 'Misplaced' Conference - "Feeding the Soil" - lecture (English)
- Bændablaðið - article (Icelandic)
→ July 31, 2021 - "How to Bokashi compost at home" at Munasafn RVK Tool Library:
→ August 22, 2021 - "How to Bokashi compost at home" at Munasafn RVK Tool Library: