Public Service Projects. The Bokashi Center/Kahalu'u Country Store sponsors public service projects. This is mainly to support our environment, Hawai'i's native plants and animals, and our culture as much as possible using a 100% natural eco-friendly technology known as "EM" (effective microorganisms) Technology. EMT is based upon EM·1®, an OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) listed product, which is what we use to make all our products.
Welcome to the Bokashi Center!
We manufacture bokashi made with EM (effective microorganisms), and related EM products, including EM ceramics. The type of EM we use for all our products is known as EM·1®. We are based in Kahalu'u, O'ahu, Hawaii and are a manufacturing and educational division of 'Iliahi Enterprises LLC and Kahalu'u Country Store, which also sells our products.
This website is dedicated to the use of EM, Bokashi, and nature farming. You will see the application of these technologies with much effort at the 3 R's of reduce, reuse and recycle at the Bokashi Center. Our business principles are cooperation, creativity, and co-prosperity; providing you more use value, than taking cash value.
Our contact is
c/o Kahalu'u Country Store
a subsidiary of 'iliahi enterprises, llc
PO Box 26344
Honolulu Hawaii 96825
(808) 395-3772 F
(808) 256-5605 T
http://bokashicenter.com or http://embokashi.com
$15 total, free shipping USA
Mixture of bokashi and okara
$20 total, free shipping USA
The Bokashi Center uses EM·1® in all its products. EM·1® is a certified microbial solution as formulated by Dr. Teruo Higa, the inventor of EM (Effective Microorganisms) Technology. We recommend only using EM products based upon EM·1® for intended and true results.
In addition to the fact that we only use EM·1®, which is a OMRI listed product, attached here is our evidence that our product is certifiable for organic use (pdf file): Statement from Bokashi Center
Only the label. Both use the same ingredients, including EM·1®.
Good question. Choose carefully such as bokashi or Doo-Right™ made by the Bokashi Center/Kahalu'u Country Store. We use the original EM·1® as formulated by Dr. Teruo Higa (the inventor of EM). Be wary of any thing else that makes wild claims, lacks research and laboratory grade facilities to manufacture pure, quantifiable EM.
Avoid drought or floods, replenish with organic material such as mulch/compost.
Active Ingredients: Microorganisms... 1 million colony forming units/cc (units/ml) Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus planarum, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus delbrueckii, Bacillus subtilis, Rhodopseudomonas palustris, Saccharomyces cervisiae.
Uses: The beneficial microorganisms in EM·1® combine with microbes that are already present in the environment to promote rapid multiplication of beneficial microorganisms which foster healthy soils and optimal growing conditions for plants.
"Organic Materials Review Institute Listed"
Bokashi provides an anchor and visual indication of area extent of EM innoculation. It is also very economic and easier to apply as its weight is less than liquid. It also contains organic matter providing antioxidants and nutrients for the EM and soil.
EM-A is a liquid also known as activated EM or extended EM. It is made by the user by brewing the stock EM·1® solution, at a high dilution rate, with molasses and water. It is an economic method, albeit heavy, for applying EM. Typically it is used as a foliar at even higher dilutions and/or as a ground soak.
EM·1® is the original stock solution used in making bokashi, EM-A and other EM products - it can be used directly, however, the cost is considerably high considering the alternatives of brewing the EM culture as found in bokashi and EM-A. However, it is not recommended to make additional EM by way of EM-A as the microbe proportions cannot be guaranteed.
EM-A or EM·1® can be diluted with water at 1:100 (EM:water) as a soil soak. Foliar applications can go to 1:500. Once per week would suffice. Once per month for minimum maintenance.
Bokashi can be spread at 1#/100 sq. feet. Once every two or three weeks would suffice. Once per month for minimum maintenance.
Attention non-USA (foreign) orders. Due to shipping limitations, Bokashi & Soyashi packages are sized to approximate 3 pounds 11 ounces (1.67 kg) and a shipping fee of $5.
The Bokashi Center, LLC makes no claims or warranties as to the effectiveness of its products and/or impacts of its FAQs.
$15 total, free shipping USA
Copyright © 1995-2013 'Iliahi Enterprises LLC. Doo-Right, In-Place Pet Waste Treatment, Kahalu'u Country Store, and Bokashi Center are trademarks of 'iliahi enterprises llc. All rights reserved.
Bibliography/Additional Outside Links
1. Yield Responses of Lettuce as Affected by Bokashi and Effective Microorganisms,
1995, Proceedings of Fourth Conference on Effective Microorganisms, p38-39
2. The Effect of Chicken Manure-Bokashi and Effective Microorganisms (EM) Inoculation on Yield Component and Yield or Rice (Oryza sativa L.) c.v.IR64), 1996, Fifth Conference on Effective Microorganisms in Thailand
3. Investigation on The Properties of EM Bokashi and Development of Its Application Technology, 1996, Fifth Conference on Effective Microorganisms in Thailand
4. Bokashi (EM) as a Bio-control Agent to Suppress the Growth of Phytophthora cinnamomi, 1997, Proceedings of Fifth Conference on Kyusei Nature Farming in Thailand, p216-218, Bangkok, Thailand
5. Influence of Bokashi Organic Fertilizer and Effective Microorganisms
(EM) on Growth and Yield of Field Grown Vegetables, 1997, Proceedings of
Fifth Conference on Kyusei Nature Farming in Thailand, p84-91, Bangkok, Thailand
6. An Earth Saving Revolution, Volume II, English edition, Dr. Teruo Higa,
Sunmark Publishing, Inc., 1998.