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This is a working thread for the team of PEPPERS working to create BBs for the PEP program.  

Here's a link to the thread for How to create a BB post.
 
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Good to meet you all! Looking forward to this.
 
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OK team, I'm thinking we should start on the badges that have been updated a bit more recently.  Plus a few older badges that kind of follow the theme of the more recent badges.  So the ones to start with would likely be:

Gardening
Foraging
Metalworking
Plumbing
Electrical
Homesteading

I'd specifically avoid Tool Care for now

Animal Care is nearly done and will have about 122 BBs in it :)
 
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Hey Mike,

For gardening it looks like sand and straw are done. Do you want me to finish up wood?
 
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Sure!
 
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Okay. I will work on that for the remainder of the week! I'll let you know if I finish before.
 
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FYI, I just posted the brainstorming thread for Animal Care.  Once we get feedback from the greater community, we'll polish it up a bit more and make it official.  So don't create BBs for it yet
 
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PEP BB gardening.iron.hugelkultur - Build a 7 by 150 Hugelkultur - Done
 
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Awesome!  I threw some apples and pie at it   I changed a few things, basically making the requirements a bit larger to keep with the scale of the longer hugels.  I also went back to the Wood hugel one and made that a bit harder.  Things like bumping up the number of comfrey required from 3 plants to 150.  Overall it's great and thanks!
 
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Thanks Mike maybe check out this one too: Iron BB - Harvesting fruit from 12 Trees you planted from seed

I tried to make it a bit harder... but maybe not hard enough!
 
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PFF I forgot to make it a wiki! Thanks Mike. I need to go to bed apparently!
 
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Hee hee, I was going to mention that  No problem I have a way to turn posts into wikis with some magic buttons.  

I changed the requirements verbiage to the "standard-ish" blurb that goes like this:

To document your completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):



I forgot it on your hugel one but that's ok.  It's just a slick way to say photos or video are spiffy.
 
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I just did the Electrical Sand badges.
 
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Nice work Mike! And something I have zero experience in despite my Dad being an electrician.
 
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Youtube to the rescue
 
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After a chat with Paul and Ashley I realized I miscommunicated something above.  I just deleted it so that folks reading this in the future aren't confused.  

If you're creating a BB and there's a forum under SKIP for that badge (ie PEP Gardening or PEP Natural Building), put it into the correct forum.  If there isn't a forum for it yet, just stick it in the PEP forum and it will get individually moved over by some poor sap at a later time.

And if anyone wants to join the team of PEPPERS, we're always hiring so just post to this thread if you want to help out.  
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:
If you're creating a BB and there's a forum under SKIP for that badge (ie PEP Gardening or PEP Natural Building), put it into the correct forum.  If there isn't a forum for it yet, just stick it in the PEP forum and it will get individually moved over by some poor sap at a later time.  



So in the future, there'll be a PEP Sub-forum for each aspect?
 
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Yes, I think Raven was working on it a while back.  If anyone wants to create the remaining forums and maybe move everything over into them, that would be absolutely awesome!  Then as folks create them, they could go right into the correct spot.  I'm not sure if that someone would have to be on staff to do it or not...
 
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