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Uses and Recipes for EM•1

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EM-1 is OMRI Listed (Organic Materials Review Institute, omri.org) in the U.S. and can be used by certified organic operations.

All of the following recipes use EM-1 as an ingredient and require a fermentation period of about two weeks.

Recipe Uses
Activated EM

Version: 9/5/2014
ActivatedEM.pdf
(2 pages)
An economical way of using EM-1, expand EM-1 one-time by twenty-two. Basic ratio is 1:1:20 (1 part EM-1, 1 part blackstrap molasses, and 20 parts water). Let ferment before use: accelerate composting; add to water when watering potted plants, garden, yard, trees, lawn, landscape (1 fl oz Activated EM to 1 gallon water); all surface cleaning (1 tablespoon per quart sprayer of water); washing and mopping floors of all types (2 fl oz per gallon of water); laundry (either replace half your usual detergent, or completely replace your detergent quantity of 1/2 cup to 1 cup per load of laundry; 1/2 cup for dishwashing machine load; deodorizing (use either same as with surface cleaning above, or increase to 2 or 3 tablespoons per quart sprayer of water); etc. Generally, the EM microbes will eat the grime, grease and anything they consider or adapt to as food.
Activated EM is also used to bioremediate contaminated soil, urban soils, and brownfields, and is sometimes used in conjunction with EM Bokashi (see below) and Fermented Food Waste (see EM Bokashi flyer). The EM microbes adapt to eating the pollutants and toxins to produce antioxidants, enzymes, organic acids and other essentials to life; the microbes will also bind toxic heavy metals to materials in the soil where they will then not be taken up the plants and trees.
EM-5 foliar feed

Version: 9/5/2014
EM-5foliar.pdf
(2 pages)
Use to feed plants through the leaves and helps the plants general health. Based on the Activated EM, but with added ingredients. After fermenting the recipe mix, add about 3/4 teaspoon per gallon of water to spray directly to leaves, especially the underside of the leaves; if spraying to the soil, add about 1.5 teaspoons per gallon of water. Spray every other week or once a month.
fermenting drinks

Follow the recipe model for EM-5, but basically adding one or more ingredients to the Activated EM base recipe. You can skip the spices or add your preferences. Ideas: pineapple, apple, ginger, and other fruits, spices and vegetables, whether juiced or sliced. After fermenting for two weeks, drink straight or mix with water or seltzer water (suggest 80% selter water). Check that pH has reached 3.5 to 3.8; these fermented drinks are not generally alcoholic, but you can use a hydrometer type tool to make sure that it does not contain alcohol. While you do not need EM-1 to ferment many drinks, particularly those that are usually fermented as a cider or from a culture, however, EM-1 can change or enhance the flavors, feel and characteristics, especially if fermented with ingredients not usually considered fermentable or those that may interfere with the fermentation process. There are some that can be problematic even with EM, such as, honey, whose strong presence of its own yeast may make things tricky; either boil the honey first, or just go for making mead without EM; or do a trial-and-error with ratios of honey to other ingredients without having to boil the valuable honey, raw, as it is.
Always follow hygienic rules for cooking, including washing hands, and using kitchen-grade tools, utensils, as well as, food-grade, and preferably organic ingredients.
EM Bokashi

Booklet on Recycling
Food Waste


See also
bokashi.
Originally, bokashi, a Japanese term meaning fermented organic matter, was used by farmers perhaps as far back as the 1600's to fertilize their farmland. Instead of using pristine soils from untouched forests and such, to mix with and ferment their organic waste (post-harvest residue, etc.), EM can now be used to ferment the bokashi. And in addition to fertilizing soil with not just nutrients, but also organic matter and beneficial microorganisms, EM Bokashi is also used in other ways, such as, as a fermentation starter to ferment food waste in order to convert it to a soil amendment.
EM Bokashi is also used to bioremediate contaminated soils, urban soils and brownfields; it is usually used in conjuction with Activated EM. The EM microbes adapt to eating the pollutants and toxins to produce antioxidants, enzymes, organic acids and other essentials to life; the microbes will also bind toxic heavy metals to materials in the soil where they will then not be taken up by the plants and trees.
fermenting foods

Many foods are fermented or pickled by a variety of methods, but are basically using microorganisms to ferment the food. Following similar steps to pickling foods, such as, cucumbers (dill pickles), cabbage (sauerkraut), pickled vegetable roots, olives, etc., EM-1 can be used in the fermentation process. Trial-and-error will have to be used to determine the best or preferred (for example, more sour) resulting flavor and texture when adding the EM (as well as timing). This applies to baking breads and making baked goods. While you do not need EM to pickle or ferment foods, EM can change the flavoring, textures and other characteristics, especially with food items that are not usually considered fermentable.
Other ingredient ideas: grapes, dates, as well as, using the EM Bokashi recipe model to make your own fermented cereal using a variety of grains and nuts.
Always follow hygienic rules for cooking, including washing hands, and using kitchen-grade tools, utensils, as well as, food-grade, and preferably organic ingredients.
EM-FPE

Recipe

The Fermented Plant Extract recipe, is a way to use freshly cut vegetation, including lawn clippings and weeds, to make both a liquid fermented organic fertilizer, and a solid fermented organic soil additive.
EM Mudballs

Recipe

Also see,
MoScollective.net for
EM Mudball Activities &
Events in Northeast U.S.
To throw into and bioremediate polluted waters and reduce sludge, contaminants and toxins, and bring back aquatic plants and organisms. Although Activated EM has been used to bioremediate polluted and contaminated waters and waterways, application is usually done regularly, about once per month or so. This is because of its liquid nature, it may not have enough time in the water especially if the water is a fast-pacing canal or river, or the body of water is very large (bay, inland sea). The EM Mudballs is therefore a way to reduce the application times, as well as, making it a fun and family-community affair (i.e., having a mudball throwing event). With the EM Mudballs, as a solid, they eventually sink to the bottom and become not only a hub for the microbes, but also a slow-time release. The EM Mudballs then need only be applied once or twice a year.
Similar to the use of Activated EM and EM Bokashi to bioremediate, the EM microbes in the mudballs adapt to eating the pollutants and toxins at the bottom of the waters, usually as a layer of sludge, to produce antioxidants, enzymes, organic acids and other essentials to life. This brings back other organisms, including other microorganisms, that feed on the essentials, as well as, those microbes, which then starts the food chain bringing back all other life forms, including aquatic plants and fishes.


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