Posts Tagged ‘food waste’

Throw To Grow X Volcom Sustainable Surf Contest Film Premiere

Today, E1t1 Farms / Throw to Grow is very proud to bring you the official release of our latest creative film project with leading action sports brands Volcom and green event solutions company, Tr3ees.

“Volcom Pipe Pro 2013: Sustainable by Design”, filmed and directed by Nathan Peracciny looks at all that goes into launching a sustainable surf contest on the iconic North Shore of O’ahu. In the film, we look at everything from sourcing locally-grown foods, the bio-diesel powering the webcast to the Bokashi System composting food scraps. The film contains insightful interviews uncovering the passion that’s behind creating an event that does more than just get the adrenaline pumping.

A big thank you to Volcom / Volcom New Future and Tr3ees for giving us the opportunity to tell this story. Volcom have proven to be industry leaders in reducing their environmental impacts and benefiting the local communities that they come into contact with.

Also, a big mahalo to all the folks that helped make this film happen!


New Video: Burying Your Bokashi Bucket Indoors?!

I made this quick video in response to a question I received via email from Sean in Hong Kong. He doesn’t have a yard to bury his Bokashi Bucket or an outdoor space to place a bin. Sean wanted to know about out burying the fermented food waste from his Bokashi Bucket inside his apartment using an enclosed bin. Check out the video to learn more!

E1T1 and Throw To Grow in the News!!

Yesterday, Monday Feb 6, the Honolulu Star Advertiser published an awesome article on Each One Teach One Farms and our Throw To Grow project. Check it out below!

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Throw To Grow a SUCCESS!

We did it!! If you haven’t yet heard the news, the Throw to Grow Kickstarter project has been funded. In fact, the project has been overfunded by 130+ generous backers bringing in a total of $15,789.

Wow! I’m absolutely humbled by the support this project has received and I thank you all for your pledges. I thank you for believing in my vision.

It’s been a wild ride so far, but this is only the beginning. YOU are now a part of this New Trash Revolution. I look forward to changing the way the world thinks about waste with you.

Jim DiCarlo
Visit to learn more about Throw To Grow and stay updated with the New Trash Revolution.

Now Get a Custom painted Bokashi Bucket When You Throw To Grow

We are excited to add a new pledge tier to our Throw To Grow Kickstarter campaign! Now, when you pledge $350 or more to Throw To Grow, you can pick one of the six hand painted Bokashi Buckets from the Throw To Grow Art Show.

There are only 6 of these awesome Bokashi Buckets available, so it’s first come first serve. Be sure to select this reward when you make your pledge. We will contact you when you pledge this amount to find out which artist you want to select. Paintings from some of these artists sell in the thousands, so this is a great value.

Check out pics of the custom Bokashi Buckets below.

Visit the Throw To Grow Kickstarter and make your pledge now.

In addition to the hand-painted Bokashi Bucket that you select, you will also receive the following when you pledge $350 or more:

  • A personal “Thank You” shout out sent via our Facebook and Twitter.
  • A reusable shopping bag with the stylish Throw To Grow logo on it OR a 10lb bag of soil we make.
  • Throw To Grow logo t-shirt, designed by Joseph Paahana from UVAV
  • Bokashi Bucket kitchen composting system.
  • An extra 20lb bag of Bokashi Activator Mix.

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TONIGHT! Truck Farm Screening – North Shore

Its going down at Sunset Beach El School Aina Family Night. E1T1 Farms will be there talking “trash” and how to recycle it. Free and open to all. Come join us!

Please help E1T1 Farms Throw To Grow

Please CLICK HERE to visit Throw To Grow on KICKSTARTER and donate!

Aloha peeps!

Throw To Grow is a food waste recycling pilot project I intend to launch in Feb., for four months, that will utilize the Bokashi fermentation technology. Essentially, I have designed a scaled-up version of the Bokashi Bucket that can recycle food waste on a commercial level into nutrient-rich organic soil to support local, sustainable agriculture.

For this pilot project, I will be working with a handful of larger scale waste generators such as restaurants, schools and supermarkets on Oahu to recycle their food waste using our system. Food waste is a huge environmental problem. As a country, we generate 34 million tons and recycle less than 3% of it. Food waste is now the single largest component of waste in our overflowing landfills. When placed there it becomes extremely toxic to our air, land and waters. 

Bokashi fermentation is an extremely fast, efficient and practical way to recycle all food wastes (including meat & dairy) without any harm to the environment. I believe this is the answer to the problem!
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