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Copley Community Orchard – Bokashi Field Trial

By , 21 May 2012 21:22

The Environmental Youth Alliance has partnered with the City of Vancouver to work with community members to create Copley Community Orchard on the former grounds of Richard and Marie Copley’s orchard. This land was vacant for decades, and now, in keeping with the site’s history, the focus of the project is perennial fruit agriculture and celebration.

The site is shared between the EYA’s youth programming and Copley Community Orchard. Community Studio has assisted us in designing our exciting plans which include an apple orchard, cherry trees, espaliered apple and pear trees, rare or unique fruit trees, berry bushes and fruiting shrubs. We also have planned an accessible bed area which will be open to all members of the community.

I received permission to add some bokashi to the cherry trees as a fertilizer. Here’s what I did.

Bokashi will be added to the cherry trees on the right [north] side of the path.

 

Copley Commons - Bokashi trial 1

 

The trees were planted during the first work party on April 28 -29, 2012.

Copley Commons - Bokashi trial 1-1

 

Holes are made on the uphill side of the roots, about 4 – 5in / 10-12cm deep

Copley Commons - Bokashi trial 1-2

 

Bokashi is added to the holes and covered

Copley Commons - Bokashi trial 1-3

 

Tree No. 1 with opposite for control and reference

Copley Commons - Bokashi trial 1-5

 

Tree No. 2

Copley Commons - Bokashi trial 2-1

 

Tree No. 3

Copley Commons - Bokashi trial 3-1

 

Tree No. 4

Copley Commons - Bokashi trial 4-1

 

Tree No. 5

Copley Commons - Bokashi trial 5-1

 

I will take pictures again on the Canada Day Weekend July 1, 2012

This week’s compost news

By , 20 May 2012 15:43

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  • Terra Biosa RT @bokashiman: Set up and ready to go at the Main St Car Free Day between 13th and 14th. Bokashi avail. for one and all! #
  • RT @bokashiman: A customer is testing different Terra Biosa / bokashi formulas for fruit fly control in their kitchen #

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By , 22 May 2011 04:34
  • Vita BIosa – McMaster research finds link between gut bacteria and behaviour http://is.gd/xQWuXC #

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By , 8 May 2011 04:34
  • Terra Biosa – Turned 10 x 20Kg bags of bran into bokashi yesterday. Sore muscles are a reminder of my effort. #
  • Terra Biosa – A simple, urban compost bin http://is.gd/iVLwim via @yougrowgirl #

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Terra Biosa – Yummy Yards bokashi field trial

By , 27 April 2011 08:10

Cross-posted at Great Day Solutions

 

Yummy Yards is a Community Supported Agriculture business in Vancouver.

Yummy Yards Bokashi Bed #1

I gave Emi and Kate some bokashi to test on one of their garden beds

Yummy Yards Bokashi Bed #3

 

and I’ll be checking throughout the spring and summer to document

the progress of the plants they grow there.

 

Yummy Yards Bokashi Bed #5

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