Bokashi workshop was organized as a part of the Slow Festival in Katowice in Silesia. These workshops have already became the formula with tradition inmany countries. We decided to install its in Poland. Bokashi teach art workshops environmental protection by using a method based on properties of probiotic strains of bacteria - their ability to ferment and antioxidation. We follow them mostly for children and adolescents due to educational and therapeutic qualities. Working with the original material in the form of clay, water, cane molasses, bran cereal, which under the influence of beneficial bacterias changes, shows what power resides in nature and provides the cognitive world of microorganisms. Coincidental combination of these ingredients creates leaven the dough of clay, in which microbes multiply. With such a mass one can model their own Bokashi balls - mud vehicles to transport micro-organisms in to degraded aquatic ecosystems. In this environment, the dose of bacteria derived from bullets is able to restore the biological balance. In Chorzow we have set our table with bowls for ingredients to make balls in the workshop area of the festival. There came different people, mostly children, some of theme were "brave" enough to touch balls without gloves (what, after all we wanted! touching the ground bare hand and feel it). We tipped balls workshop participants to be able to fertilize their organic flowers, lawns, and most of all bodies of water, or symbolically toss balls to their home rivers that flow through their place of living. We hope that such workshops inoculated in young budding minds of the cops thought that grows out of close contact with the ground, the rescue polluted rivers, lakes and joints. Workshops like this in a big scale would be the possibility to revitalise rivers, lakes or even seas.
It's already been started... a campaign has sprung in Bang Sai Witthaya School (Bang Sai District) in Ayutthaya Province. They are the first school to take action – where they developed a recycling program and brought awareness to their community.
Its a good thought for living believe me.
WE WISH TO START ON JULY, NOW WE ARE READ ORGANIZING YOUTHS GROUPS WITH MORE THAN 300 YOUTHS, WE START BY PROVIDING EDUCATION
Iguana Verde is a private natural reserve, conserving dry forest ecosystem and promoting river protection for more than 10 years. Environmental education activities with kids and local tourism, besides planting trees.
We will be watering the oak trees weekly and weeding and caring for the grove on an ongoing monthly basis.
Students will make observations of the nature around them, participate in educational activities at each site, and learn about projects that protect nature. At each site they will document their experience in an explorer logbook and be encouraged to share their stories on a personal blog. From each field trip they will also take a series of follow up activities they can do at home that are connected with the lessons from each experience.