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! PEA: The Core Philosophy and Badges

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Note: This is a work in progress
The Permaculture Experience Anywhere

The Philosophy:
The PEA program is meant as a means of developing and displaying permaculture-centric skills that isn't tethered to a situation. These badges and levels should be something anyone can achieve regardless of location and climate, even if one lives in an apartment without a yard/lawn. Through the PEA program, an individual can build the skills needed to succeed in their future permaculture activities. Because these skills can serve the individual well regardless of their personal situation, it allows the uncertain to dip their toes into the world of permaculture and walk away with vital abilities no matter what. Better still, because of the degrees of overlap with the PEP program, completing the PEA program will offer the individual a major head-start on achieving PEP when their situation changes to allow them the opportunity to access some of the more intensive features of the same.

Requirements to achieve PEA1:
A formal PEA1 program would last 3-4 weeks (~120 to 160 hours). Completing the PEA1 program requires 16 sand badges.
A formal PEA2 program is still TBA

Individual Badges:
sand badge: ~8-10 hours
straw badge: ~60 hours
wood badge: ~440 hours
iron badge: ~2500 hours

As these are developed, individual entries will be added along with a description and link.

Unique Badges:  Tool Care and Electricity

Potentially Identical Badges: Plumbing, and Natural Medicine

Badges Still Under Consideration: Rocket, Graywater and Willow Feeders, Metalwork, and Homesteading

Complete Badges Currently Available:
  • PEA Oddball Badge is identical to the PEP Oddball Badge, however, some things that count towards PEA may not count to PEP. In such cases, a separate PEA badge may be issued.
  • PEA Textiles Badge is currently identical to the PEP Textiles Badge.
  • PEA Commerce Badge is currently identical to the PEP Commerce Badge.
  • PEA Nest Badge is currently identical to the PEP Nest Badge except as follows:
      Replace the hand-wash laundry badge bit with a modified hand-wash laundry variation. (TBA Soon)
  • PEA Animal Care Badge is currently identical to the PEP Animal Care Badge, with the following additional options:
      Set up a home quail enclosure for the harvest of meat/eggs.
      Set up a home rabbit enclosure for the harvest of fur/meat or for angora fur to use in textiles.
      Create a vermiposting system.
  • PEA Food Prep and Preservation Badge
  • PEA Gardening Badge
  • PEA Woodland Care Badge
  • PEA Natural Building Badge
  • PEA Round Wood Woodworking Badge
  • PEA Earthworks Badge
  • PEA Dimensional Lumber Woodworking Badge
  • PEA Foraging Badge
  • PEA Community Living Badge
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    Hi. I didn't know the development of PEA was already at this point! I think PEA is a better fit for me than PEP. So in the future I will do the PEA BBs. But the first Badge I will get (soon-ish) will be Textiles. That is the same for PEP and PEA.
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