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Making Permaculture Accessible for Everyone

 
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Intrigued by Paul’s vision of infecting a billion brains with permaculture and world domination through education, understanding, and doing (rather than just talking about the bad guys) - I was wrecking my brain - what can I do…?

It’s easy to come up with ideas for Paul (and the other permaculture ’celebrities’ and influencers) to do… but that’s not the point, as Paul was repeatedly communicating in the solutions are simple article.

So, for the last 3 months, I came up with a strategy and a plan for a unique educational platform that in my vision could make a better world by making permaculture (and homesteading) accessible and available to more and more people.

I am getting ready to present my vision, goals, strategies and plan to Paul (and anyone else who might be willing to listen).

I am happy to take on me all the investment and risks (in time, effort and money) of developing the platform, hosting, managing, marketing, distribution, etc… all I need from Paul and other permaculture experts is access to already existing content (as well as new content) to be distributed to the world.

Only one thing stops me from sending Paul an email/text/smoke signal to present the plan.
I am missing some vital information about the target audience and the market.
Well… in other words… I don’t know enough about YOU.

And in my wildest dreams - I want our platform to make YOU (today, 10 years ago, and 10 years from now) happy, successful, content, and influential with your permaculture and homesteading endeavors.

I am quite new to permaculture - “doing” it now full time for only 7 years… and my wife and I are definitely not your typical homesteaders (if there is a “typical” homesteader…)

So… I need your help, to get to know you, your dreams, wishes, aspirations, as well as your challenges, nightmares, and setbacks (today, in the beginning, and in the future).

With the right information, I can prepare a proper plan and presentation to Paul, and not make a fool out of myself. So… here’s my request after this long and rambling introduction.

In the coming days, I will start every day a thread with one question.

If you would be so kind to invest a few moments of your precious time to answer this daily question - that would mean the world to me, and it will make our plan to infect more brains with permaculture a much more informed and effective plan.

The more answers I will be able to collect, the more statistically accurate would be my recommendations to Paul, and the better service we could offer the world.

And today I start with simply some demographics…

I would love to know your age, family status, how long you know about permaculture, how long you’re practicing permaculture, your living environment (flat, urban house, suburban house, village, rural, etc…), the size of your land, and your climate zone…

If you’re willing to share those details in a comment below that would be fantastic.

However, I’m aware that many of us don’t want to share such private information on a public, online forum, so I created an anonymous form (no name, no email, no identifying information whatsoever) - so if you prefer… please CLICK HERE to fill in an anonymous short questionnaire.

I look forward to read more about you, and together… we can make permaculture accessible to everyone.

Live fully, stay awesome…

 
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Let me start by sharing my own answers:
  • Age: 54
  • Family status: living together (kid is grown up and out of the house)
  • How long I know about permaculture: 10 years
  • How long I’m practicing permaculture: 7 years
  • Our living environment: rural finca
  • Size of our land: 1.25 acres
  • Our climate zone: dry Mediterranean
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    N. Neta
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    42 people filled in so far the anonymous questionnaire here…
    Thank you so much…

    It would be great to get 60 more responses to get a better statistical accuracy…

    Would you be willing to take a minute of your time and either answer the questions in a comment below or using this anonymous questionnaire…?

    Thank you soooooo much.
     
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    Speaking of making permaculture available for everyone, Paul is offering a work-trade for the Wheaton Lab events this Summer!

    Work Trade PDC/PTJ/SKIP 2022!
     
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    I'm currently trying to get land to transition my family (wife plus 2 kids) to farming but I will also have to work remote full time to support the transition. So it feels like the effort to transition from wage slave to freedom is going to be super hard. I believe if we can make it a lot easier then we might get a ton of people to do this. I wonder, as well as skip, if we could have some type of program to help people get started. Ideally, you start off in the education phase, move to the relocation phase (either skip or purchasing your own land), and finally into the production phase, with guidance at each step of the way from people who've done it before. What would also be awesome is if we were able to connect people with restaurants or grocers so when they got started growing they would have a cash crop and a market for it. If this program got really dialed in then we would be able to tell who would be able to make it work and provide loans to qualified people. Then as transitions start happening more, local communities of permies would be able to form up and offer support to newly transitioning permies. A pipe dream but we have to start somewhere...
     
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    You should have offered other in more questions.
    We have two residences, one for M-F and one for the weekend. They are only about 90 minutes apart by car, but very different houses, land size and even plant hardiness zones as one is at a higher elevation than the other,

    I'd love a permaculture APP that took the BBs as content. My son uses Seek by inaturalist which gives him badges for identifying plants and animals. He's just turned 12 and often grumbles about helping us with the trees and the milpa on the weekends, but I bet if I got him onto earning badges he'd love it.
     
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    Melissa Ferrin wrote:You should have offered other in more questions.


    Good point. Thank you for the feedback  Melissa.
     
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