Shig Matsukawa of Recyclefoodwaste.org, has been working with EM (Effective Microorganisms) for 20 years. EM-1 is a registered trademark of the EM Research Organization, Inc. (“EMRO”). Shig was formerly a researcher at the EMRO Japan Foundation. He currently works on a volunteer basis with El Sol Community Garden and the Children’s Garden in the East Village, NYC using the Bokashi method of fermenting food waste. Last year, the garden fermented 2 tons and made their own rich soil for growing more food and healthy plants. He also teaches (as a volunteer) about Bokashi, EM, fermenting and microbes around the city and NJ. Shig’s passion is to teach how to bring microbes into all aspects of our lives, as cleaner, detoxifier, air purifier, digestive aid, soil inoculants, compost starter and bioremediator.