I knew a little about bokashi but my ears pricked up when Rob Hughes, our instructor, mentioned it was wonderful for heating up the regular compost pile.
This sounded a good way to keep things going during the cold, dark winter months. The other reason I had not pursued bokashi further was the cost. I thought expensive equipment was required but not so. One bottle of starter, which can be found at the Mother Nature store, and a bag of bran plus a sealable 5lb bucket are all you need.
Here is a link to a you tube video on making your own bokashi.
I'm building up my garden beds with layers of various composting material and sprinkled several handfuls of bokashi in the centre to stimulate the breakdown. I'll report back in the Spring as to how things turned out.