#003 Justin Dolan: Cultivating Bio-diversity, Bokashi, and Healthy Competition within Community (Part 1 from The Permaculture Country Club)

Dec 9, 2020

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Show Notes

In today’s episode, we join Justin Dolan at the St Michael’s Permaculture Country Club in Central Pacific Costa Rica.

Justin shares his passion for seed propagation, medicinal plants, and using bio-ferments for healthy soil as well as animal care. 

We explore topics such as healthy competition, the value of studying with a mentor, and using plants for natural home cooling

Justin is a wealth of knowledge and the conversation ended up continuing into a second episode. 

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We’ll be hitting on topics such as natural building, and greywater management.  Be sure to check it out!

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Be sure to check out Justin’s Bokashi Recipe: https://regenerationnationcr.com/bokashi

For more insight into Justin’s Bokashi Recipe, we took a video of his stations where he makes it.  You can find that at https://youtu.be/ZPmh8zRE9jY 


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Building healthy soil is a cornerstone of a productive garden.

Today, Justin shares with us his recipe for making bokashi which is a bio-fermentation process designed to quickly break down organic matter into compost, inoculating the soil with beneficial microorganisms.

Justin enhances his bokashi with mycelium and microorganisms that he harvests from the forest.

He then adds biochar in the mix to increase surface area for absorption and slow release of nutrients and moisture when the plants need it most.

If you enjoyed this peek into Justin’s world, be sure to check out the full-length podcast episode right here.

If you don’t have a pen and paper handy to take notes, no worries, we’ve prepared a PDF with Justin’s Bokashi Recipe for you!

You can download it at: https://regenerationnationcr.com/bokashi

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Special thanks to Joy Girón for editing this video!  (It was a tough one)

Music by Nate Stephens





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