paul wheaton wrote:At the permies.com staff meeting, several of the staff made their point about how it is important to offer signed copies. I have always seen this as "why would you want somebody to scribble in a perfectly good book?" but the staff made it clear that it is an important thing.
Mike Jay wrote:I think I sense an opportunity to translate..
Mike Jay wrote:I think I sense an opportunity to translate. K, I suspect Paul's answer to your question is the PEP philosophy, bootcamp, deep roots and ant programs at Wheaton Lab. They are methods for someone with minimal capital to learn the skills and get the land they need to live the dream. They are somewhat limited to his site in Montana but the idea of them could be very transferable.
So his question back to you is if those programs should be included in the book.
A Few Experiments Being Conducted on Human Beings
As I am writing this, I am currently conducting four experiments that have active participants. I’ll need a few years of documented results before these ideas can have a book of their own and then they can be expanded to work on thousands of properties:
Ant Village: Rent a Gert-sized plot with low annual rent and strict permaculture standards.
Deep roots: low lifetime rent on a Gert-sized plot.
The Permaculture Bootcamp: Learn permaculture through a lot of hard work in exchange for an Ant Village package or a Deep Roots package.
PEP: A huge list of experiences, most of which you can do at home. Document and prove your accomplishments online using your cell phone. People are looking to will their land to folks with enough experience.
paul wheaton wrote:The kickstarter has been officially approved.
Dave Burton wrote:Ermahgerd!!! When's this going live???
get the full description and tags ready for when the video goes up on youtube
paul wheaton wrote: - last pass through all chapter notes (about 16 chapters to go)
Looking through it. the first thing that struck me is that the apple is beautiful! And by comparison, the edges of the green book are pixllated and kinda fake looking....
the early bird bonus was kind of where I expected the introduction to be. Could it be a hyperlink in it's current location that directs you down to just above Thanks where it could be enumerated in full?
"What this book is about" section:
Table of contents section:
The font is different from the rest of the kickstarter text. Seems a bit fuzzy or something to my eyes/monitor.
Probably too late, but could the subchaper under 17 read better if it was something like "Prepping the soil to no longer need prepping"? Or "Prep the soil once and walk away".
Is it possible/smart/dumb to add the cost next to Thanks, Candy, etc? Then folks don't have to scroll back up to see the prices stepping up as they read down through the goodies?
What if corporate trolls take advantage of this?
Paul will come to your site and spend two days showing you how to be awesome.
The fuzziness thing might just by my eyeballs.
The book is done! The new kickstarter begins! And a long list of people are throwing in 31 bonus goodies (eBooks, presentations, movies, magazines, art and more) if you support the kickstarter early! Even at just $1!
Shawn and I started work on this book 15 months ago! It was originally going to be a collection of my previous writings, but it grew. And shrunk. And got polished over and over and over. And Tracy added artwork. And about 60 people reviewed the early copy and gave feedback. In the end, it is a massive community effort.
It’s ready for the final editing, layout and printing. And that’s the reason to do the kickstarter.
Check out our cool video, the table of contents, the amazing rewards, and, of course, the long list of bonus goodies you get if you support this right away!
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For $1 you get:
- Permaculture Playing Cards eBook (4 gift codes)
- Care and Feeding of a Rocket Mass Heater (4 gift codes)
- Rocket Ovens Cooking Microdoc (4 gift codes)
- Hugelkultur Microdoc (4 gift codes)
- 21 Podcast Review of Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture
- Cool Public Thanks
And for that same $1 spent before Friday at 2, you also get:
- “Common Weeds and Wild Edibles of the World” full length movie by Sergei Boutenko
- Chapters 1-10 of “Green Prosperity: Quit Your Job, Live Your Dreams” by Thomas Elpel
- “Grow a Salad in Your City Apartment” eBook by Rosemary Hansen
- “Learning to Spin on a Drop Spindle” eBook by Raven Ranson
- 2 Chapters from “To Catch the Rain” + rainwater calculation chart by Lonny Grafman
- “Native Bee Guide” by Dave Hunter
- An hour long presentation by Tim Barker about ram pumps
- Chapters 1-4 from “Dairy Farming: The Beautiful Way” by Adam Klaus
- a two hour long presentation by Jacqueline Freeman about Farm and Animal relationships
- Paul's 4 hour presentation on animals in the landscape
- a two hour presentation on money and finance for permies by Jocelyn Campbell
- Movie about the 12 rocket mass heaters at Wheaton Labs.
- Hugelkultur chapter from “Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist” from Michael Judd
- Uncle Mud's EZ Cob Rocket Stove from Chris McClellan (aka Uncle Mud)
- The Spring 2019 issue of Communities Magazine from ic.org
- Thermophilic Composting for the Garden or Homestead pdf from Alan Booker
- Everyday Artisans' Common Sense Approach to Bread Making
- Water Retention Landscapes slides from Zach Weiss
- Permaculture Applications for the Commercial Farm slides from Neil Bertrando
- "Six Quick Stove Tricks" from Ernie and Erica Wisner
- Wading Pool Aquaponics plans from AutoMicroFarm
- Collection of 14 Permaculture/Homesteading Cheat-Sheets, Worksheets, and Guides from Wild Homesteading
- Unofficial Companion Guide to the Rocket Oven DVD from Wild Homesteading
- Paul's Hugelkultur Q&A from the Eat Your Dirt Summit from Amanda Smith
- Module 1: "Dare to Dream" from the Garden Mastery Academy by Amanda Smith
- "The Chemerical Cookbook: Helping you detoxify your world" by Andrew Nisker of Take Action Films
- Intro & Chapter 1 of "Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption" by Ma'ikwe Ludwig
- Tree fractal art from Dave Burton
- Diego Footer's presentation on "15 Lessons Learned from Driving Headlong into a Permaculture Based Homestead" from the Eat Your Dirt Summit from Amanda Smith
- An Afternoon at Skeleton Falls video from Artful Productions
- Seed Saving video from the Basics of Plant Propagation Course from PermaEthos
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