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Planning the 2023 Permaculture Technology Jamboree - poor man's poll

 
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We have a lot of ideas for things we'd like to see happen.  In the end, we want to plan projects that attendees want to do/see/help/experience.  So this is a place to come up with ideas for project ideas, and evaluate what has the most appeal.

Please give a thumbs up / +1 for all of the ideas below that sound so good that they add a small bit of enticement to the idea of buying a ticket and traveling here.  

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Vote for as many as you like!

Have an idea that's not on the list?  Add it in a comment below.

click for tickets: https://wheaton-labs.com/permaculture-tech
 
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solar glass recycler



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Round Wood Timber Framing.  

Maybe a pavilion, or a berm shed, or maybe something up at the Lab.

 
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Rocket Mass Heater.
 
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Other Rocket Stuff - cookery, forge, crucible, kiln, hot tub, hot water



 
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dry stack moon gate: correctly stacking rock to have a wall with a 2-foot round hole



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trombe wall. Move air 24 hours a day without electricity

here is a trombe wall with cob and duct made with some rabbit art (thanks to erica wisner)

 
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Solar Electricity stuff.

Maybe bringing off-grid power to a new location at the Lab.

Maybe adding a solar trickle-pump to a water reservoir.



 
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Roundwood Skiddablee Hammock Hut

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Dropping a Tree, running it through the mill, and turning it into nice, tongue-and-groove flooring and other dimensional lumber.

 
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cottage rocket - take home your own rocket mass heater core

 
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skiddable cabin (bigger than the love shack)

Something with a porch.  

 
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work on a wofati
 - excavator stuff
 - putting on the membrane
 - somebody will work on improving the wofati during the event and people can join in
 - round wood timber framing
 - cob (stab stab stab)





 
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round wood bunk beds
 
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hugelkultur and gardening
 - chop and drop
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 - twig art / twig construction / twig trellis / twig tomato cage

 
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See how the living fence is coming along.  Maybe fill some gaps and extend.
 
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Outdoor kitchen - rocket oven, workstations, wash stations, etc.
 
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Add robust, permanent solar to Allerton Abbey.

At least a couple 2k-3k inverters on timers.
 
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Finish the Rocket Hot Tub.
 
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sepp holzer bone sauce



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Convert an Electric UTV to solar.
 
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Quick, effective, nice-looking window quilts.
 
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Round Wood Outdoor Classroom
 
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basecamp giant log entrance gate
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Apothecary

-from forest to pantry: the entire process of identifying, wildcrafting, processing and creating a plant ally into a healing remedy (including how to properly preserve your plants, ingredients and products.)
 
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Dray Stack Stone Stuff
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Making flow-forms to carry away rainwater run-off to a useful spot, using home-made non-gicky cement.  

 
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maybe build or start a run/kennel for dog-ville (a "safe" place for dogs at the labs)
 
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big shade projects
 - alternatives to air conditioning
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 - shade over the building and near the building
 
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Big, round wood timber frame arbor for grapes and kiwis and stuff to climb.
 
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A whole bodger track for making amazing things from green wood - spoons, furniture, boxes, bins, counters, sinks, shelves, benches, etc.  Using mostly hand tools and little to no metal fasteners.
 
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Honeybee stuff.  Build some awesome log hives and swarm catch boxes.  Set them up to catch some swarms.
 
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Work on the pond.  Dig a new pond.  Make the Lab a riparian wonderland a la Sepp Holzer.  

This could have some excavation.  It could have some animals.  
 
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Natural Swimming Pool
 
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natural paint, natural plaster, natural dye.  Mostly from stuff foraged at the Lab.
 
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Cob!  harvesting clay, grading sand, mixing, testing, building.  Basic cob, fine finish cob.  Finishing methods.
 
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Generating electricity with Rocket Stoves.  
 - thermoelectric generation
 - could supplement solar in winter
 
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Add wood-gassification to an old pickup truck.
 
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Turn waste wood into electricity.  Wood gas, char gas, TEG, Stirling, etc
 
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