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Hi Everyone,

   We have been appreciating this site and scoping out this skip program for years.

   We have several questions.

#1) We have a community for around 15 people, who are regularly working on projects together. Almost every person is interested in getting more properties and building their skillet.

The 1st question is if a team of 5 people, complete a project together, do they all have to create individual accounts here, submit pictures, and an essay on the same project?

Or is there a way for 2-3 people to make a single post and share credit?

#2) Is there a precedent of people who have completed this program AND actually inherited land as a result?
 
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Hi Derek, each SKIP participant needs to have their own account and post their own work.  The only way to have multiple people work on projects is if you make a particular arrangement called a LIC which is in the Community Badge.  You need to show how each person has demonstrated all the skills for all the parts of the project.  That way Otis will know that each of you knows how to do the whole thing and you weren't just the cob monkey or chainsaw guy.

So far we don't know of anyone who's inherited property.  It might have happened but no one's told us yet.  Folks may be in the middle of arrangements where they're working on Otis's land and forming a close bond but Otis is still alive.
 
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Thanks for the prompt reply.

Seems like a cool concept.

Is there a channel that skip graduates are able to access to connect with Otis whe b they do have proven qualifications?

Or are there channels available to people in general to connect with Otis and his friends?
 
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My pleasure!  The channels to contact Otises are deliberately one-way at the moment.  Otis should have an easy time contacting their potential heirs and the people hoping for free land should have a very hard time trying to bother Otises.

Currently, the better you do at PEP (BB60, PEP1, etc) the more visible you become to Otis.  Once you hit BB60 you can put a resume on a thread here to advertise a bit more of what you're after so you hopefully attract the attention of an Otis.
 
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You are awesome Mike.

Is there a channel to become an Otis?

Coincidentally, a few of us are already in that position and buying more land that we want to leave with people who will carry on the legacy of regeneration and Earth Care.

Also in Paul's book and the themed conversation that inspired this, the narrative is that millions of acres are being abandoned by old farmers with Noone to leave land to who want it to be cared for.

I 10000% agree with, understand, and respect that your preprimed and connected Otis' should not be easily bothered, can you give any insight or a point in the right direction for people who are willing to do their own work building connections and making impressions with such individuals?

Thanks again!!!

BTW, where abouts in the world do you find yourself?
 
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By that I mean any advice as to how a person might meet people like that in the real world?

An Otis who might never have heard of permies?
 
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To find an Otis outside of PEP I guess I'd look in areas where they might be.  Churches, feed stores, fraternal organizations, quilting bees, garden clubs, etc.  To find and woo one on your own is tricky but that's how I'd do it.  Much easier to do it locally I would think.

Doing a talk at one of those places on the awesomeness of the SKIP program may be a good way.  Inform folks about it while you're working on the badges.  Then you aren't selling them on you, you're introducing them to the program.
 
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Hi Mike,

I recently purchased 12 books with the intent that some projects might be done in a group. I don’t know if all the participants desire the outcome of SKIP. Minimally, we all want to gain homesteading skills and thought the book would be a good framework. I read above that we need to each master the challenges individually or we can establish a LIC. I’m new to this platform and find it overwhelming and challenging to navigate. Can you direct me to where I find the LIC in the community badge please? I can’t seem to locate it.

Most grateful!
 
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Hi Maury, here it is: LIC Labor Investment Collective

I find it easiest to navigate the SKIP stuff if I start at This Thread and click the icon for the badge I want at the top.
 
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