Garden composter and video producer Bruce Mol got his film start in his teens using his Dad's super8 camera. He's taught art in Coquitlam BC and media design & development courses in Vancouver BC. Bruce's longer videos concentrate of knowledge preservation, historical events and training. He has uploaded over 70 short videos to YouTube and hosts longer ones on his website; see
Listen to the bokashi interview on CBC radio 1

Bruce believes in the power of video, works with youth to explore the medium and volunteers for a number of organizations in Vernon BC. His most popular nature video is about the Yellow Bellied Marmot.

image by John Willis...see below

When Karen Truesdale volunteered to help get the permits for the IPE bokashi pilot project it was because she has helped farmers create business plans and secure permits for their land. Little did she know that she would be head down in large drums of food waste and, before too long, weighing, shredding and shovelling and shovelling and more shovelling! In charge of overseeing the pilot protocol, Karen worked many long days, has handled a lifetime worth of garbage and has come to appreciate the finer qualities of gum boots.
Dr. Lawrence (Larry) R. Green, MD PhD, founder of Bokashi Cycle in the USA.  Larry prepared an excellent protocol document which was instrumental in illustrating to all levels of government how serious, and how great, an opportunity had presented itself with the Armstrong IPE bokashi pilot project. You can learn more about Larry and the products he sells at his website. Make sure you go to Larry's ABOUT page and scroll to the bottom - he really is 'keenly' interested.
The Canadian connection. Al Pasternak, "Mr. Bokashiman" has been turning Vancouverites on to the bokashi system for some time. As of this writing he is upgrading his website, so if you don't see information here  then go here.  Al has a great blog where you can learn a lot about bokashi.




Dale Danallanko is the Recycling and Disposal Facilities Coordinator at RDNO. You can learn more about Dale and the waste management team at the RDNO website. See of short video of Dale describing the Armstrong landfill, the challenges of managing it and what people can do to reduce waste.



Dave Weatherill has a history of thinking of new ways to do things. Perhaps that's why BRITELAND agricultural supply is so successful and why his company was chosen as 2010 Business of the Year. The consummate Rotarian, Dave lives by the principles he espouses and sees both the big picture and the details about how to reconcile ourselves with the environment. You can see a video of Dave talking about Briteland here.



Doug Weir retired from logging a few years back and decided to keep busy 24 hours a day by farming. He and his wife Judy produce some of the best organic produce in the North Okanagan. Locals wait, sometimes not too patiently, in anticipation of the Weir corn coming to market. The Weir farm is also known for their tasty white onions too.



The Armstrong IPE was the location of the bokashi pilot project. The organizing committees bring together the producers, the marketers, the suppliers and the distributors of food while celebrating commitments to sustainable practices. The IPE was in it's 111th year of operation at the time of this video.

about.1.gif (44046 bytes)

SENS provided funding for 20 hours of  SONY HDV miniDV, video tapes. SENS’ purpose is to advocate solutions to environmental problems and provide a healthy, sustainable future for our community. Its capacity to strengthen the community's environmental sustainability has been proven through a variety of initiatives. 

Always the consummate professional, when John Willis was asked to capture images of people eating and making garbage at the IPE and then photograph the contents of the garbage, he considered aloud which lens and flashes to bring rather than object to potential smelly situations.