• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • jordan barton
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Leigh Tate
  • paul wheaton
stewards:
  • r ranson
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Greg Martin
master gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • John F Dean
  • Jay Angler
gardeners:
  • Nancy Reading
  • Mike Barkley
  • Christopher Shepherd

Deep roots at wheaton labs - rent for life

 
master steward
Posts: 35609
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
hugelkultur trees chicken wofati bee woodworking
  • Likes 6
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
$25,000 for one acre.  $50,000 for three acres.

This arrangement can be terminated by either party at any time for any or no reason.  If the relationship ends in less than ten years, the funds paid are returned less 10% per year after the first post is put in the ground.

Renter cannot put their post in the ground until they have met some minimum requirements of understanding our overall standards here.   Maybe having listened to most podcasts.  Maybe a combination of books and podcasts.  Maybe a combination of books, podcasts and time in the bootcamp.  The important thing is that we only want deep roots people that are a good fit for our community and appreciate our values.


Here is the previous, older deep roots stuff:

https://permies.com/t/24680/permaculture-projects/deep-roots-alternative-buying-land


 
Posts: 3
Location: Independence, Missouri
hugelkultur purity ungarbage
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hello friend
Im very excited to have found your program, although I don’t actually know how I found it?  It seems to have fallen from the sky into my lap!

Out of curiosity- if you work the boot camp for 2 years, do you still need to shell out the 20k? Sorry, I couldn’t quite find complete clarity on this.
https://wheaton-labs.com/bootcamp/ Is where I found the work trade portion. From there I clicked on "deep roots" which took me to the older thread, which then lead me here.
This post says 20-50k for the program, and I couldn’t find anything about doing only work for trade in the older posts/comments. Since this post also didn’t mention it, I figured it is worth asking about. <3
Sorry if I missed it somehow!
Ps;
Thank you for helping to educating so many people! <3

 
paul wheaton
master steward
Posts: 35609
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
hugelkultur trees chicken wofati bee woodworking
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
At this moment:  two years in the bootcamp (and the second year is some sort of leadership role - or three years without leadership)  and no further coin to get an acre of deep roots.  
 
pollinator
Posts: 2597
Location: Bendigo , Australia
169
dog gear plumbing earthworks bee building homestead
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Sounds ideal for the right minded person.
Co-ops can be difficult for some people in my experience, and the 2 -3 year bootcamp concept would allow anybody determine if they are a good fit.
 
Brian Mapes Ii
Posts: 3
Location: Independence, Missouri
hugelkultur purity ungarbage
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

paul wheaton wrote:At this moment:  two years in the bootcamp (and the second year is some sort of leadership role - or three years without leadership)  and no further coin to get an acre of deep roots.  



Thank you so much!!

 
gardener
Posts: 1032
267
3
forest garden wofati composting toilet solar rocket stoves
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The combo of either paying in time or cash is a great idea. For those who have already invested years in the rat race and have some money saved can pay that way, while a younger person or someone without a nest egg can invest the time in not only buying deep roots, but also in learning a lot of useful skills. Not only the hands-on homesteading skills they will need once on their own acre, but also the community skills of working with others.

Paul: perhaps updating the original post to include links to your HOA podcasts or just the primary podcasts page would be helpful?

Part 1: https://permies.com/wiki/167877/Podcast-Permaculture-Smackdown-Paul-HOA
Part 2: https://permies.com/wiki/167993/Podcast-Permaculture-Smackdown-Paul-HOA
Part 3: https://permies.com/wiki/168112/Podcast-Permaculture-Smackdown-Paul-HOA
 
It's in the permaculture playing cards. Here's the link: http://richsoil.com/cards
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic