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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

Tentatively Available Badges:

  • PEA Community Living Badge
  • PEA Dimensional Lumber Woodworking Badge
  • PEA Round Wood Woodworking Badge
  • PEA Food Prep and Preservation Badge
  • PEA Gardening Badge
  • PEA Animal Care Badge
  • PEA Textiles Badge
  • PEA Commerce Badge
  • PEA Natural Medicine Badge
  • PEA Tool Care Badge
  • PEA Nest Badge
  • PEA Electricity Badge
  • PEA Graywater Badge
  • PEA Metalwork Badge
  • PEA Oddball Badge


  • Badges Being Actively Considered/Worked On:
  • PEA Foraging Badge
  • PEA Natural Building Badge


  • Badges Currently Off the Table Entirely
  • PEA Woodland Care Badge
  • PEA Earthworks Badge
  • PEA Homesteading Badge
  • PEA Plumbing and Hot Water Badge
  • PEA Rocket 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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    Important Note: The PEA program is about to get some revamps and upgrades. If anyone is currently working on a badge in the program, please let me know. Hopefully this won't be an inconvenience to anyone, but the current iteration was left in a half-finished state that doesn't hold true to Paul's vision of where PEA should go. Many of the changes are likely to be minor things adapting it to be more of a closed system not requiring one to visit any property aside from the interior of one's dwelling.
     
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    While finishing the Textiles Badge I started doing the Nest BBs too. Because here it said for PEA Nest is the same as in PEP.
    But I found out not all BBs in Nest are possible if you live in an apartment with central heating ...
    I am lucky to live in a ground-floor apartment, with front and back yard. But in an apartment without garden it will be difficult to water the plants with water from the shower (but you can still use the water to flush the toilet).
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