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Hello permies!  I'm currently at Wheaton Labs attending the PEP1 event.  It's great to finally see all the wonderful things going on out here.  The amount of work that Fred, Robbie, Paul and Jocelyn are doing is amazing.  With Paul's work managing permies and putting together the Better World Book and Jocelyn's day job, it's a wonder so much gets done.  

There are so many things that could move along so much faster if there was more physical help.  If you have a free month or two this summer, please consider joining the Permaculture Bootcamp program.  Check out that link for more details and this one for more Q&A.  It's basically 40 hours per week of permaculture/homesteading work with good food and nice people.

Robbie is the lonely current boot.  He and Fred are doing most of the work to keep the site running and move things forward.  Here's a lovely diary he's keeping updated with his activities Robbie's Permaculture Bootcamp Experience.  He's a really cool guy and could use more company.

This program leads, pretty quickly, to your own acre to build on.  

Check it out!!!
 
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Hey Mike,

  My name is Zach Simone and my sister Taylor and I are very interested in pursuing our dream of living off grid and developing our homesteading skills. Our dream is to one day live in a community like the one at Wheaton labs. I am 19 and she is 20 and ever since I dropped out of Hofstra University I've been on a non-stop quest to expand my knowledge of how to live off the land and reconnect with nature. I read through 1000s of forums and read many books from Gaias Garden to Rudolf Steiners Biodynamics. This summer, and our whole life, we seek to fully devote all of our time and energy into learning how to live disconnected from the lunacy that has plagued our home, long island. Although we will miss New York, a new sustainable chapter has begun in our lives and we are motivated like never before. Please let me know if there are any opportunities you know of that we can pursue.
Cheers!

Zach Simone
 
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Hi Zach, welcome to permies!  Check out the link above about the boot camp program.  It could be right up you and your sister's alley.  You get to work on permaculture and homestead projects along with other boots and Fred the property manager.  There's a Permaculture Design Course they're hosting in three weeks, followed by an Applied Technology Course for the next two weeks.  If you're a boot I'm guessing you might get to see some parts of those classes for free (I have no idea for sure, that's why I said "might").  

General stuff the boots do are shown very well in Robbie's thread above.  Planting seeds, repairing log structures, making hugelkultur beds, etc.  Check it out!

 
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I just came back from the 2019 PDC (which was amazing btw) and got to spend some time with the current group of boots. If you can get into the program you'll get to work with Fred, Robbie, Jaqi, Taylor and Zach (and soon Jen)....a super great group of folks to work with and get to know.  If you're on the fence I just wanted to say don't miss this opportunity.  I miss them all!  (so great to meet you guys)
 
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