Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District offers a workshop by Adam Tomash, longtime composter and MOFGA volunteer, on how to make a bokashi bucket Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sheepscot General Store and Farm, 98 Town House Road, Whitefield. Participants will go home with a ready-to-use bokashi bucket, as well as enough EM-1 (microorganism starter solution) and wheat bran to start composting right away.

Bokashi, the Japanese word for “fermented organic matter,” is an anaerobic fermentation process that reduces one or two people’s winter vegetable scraps to an amount that can be stored in a 32-gallon trash can until spring, when it can be buried directly in the garden or added to the compost bin for a quick finish.

Cost for the workshop is $35, which includes instruction, tools and all materials to make one bokashi bucket: two food-grade 5-gallon buckets, one Italian spigot, one gamma seal lid, one quart of EM-1 solution (bring a glass jar), and wheat bran. For those who bring their own 5-gallon buckets, cost for the workshop is $25.

Pre-registration is required by contacting Hildy at Knox-Lincoln SWCD at 596-2040,, or online at