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???
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