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This week Grant Schultz will be joining us to answer questions regarding the Technology of Permaculture. Grant Schultz of VersaLand has become the Mad Scientist of Permaculture. Known for his electric tractor , contributions to Farm Hack , and creation of GPS Keyline Design , Grant practices broadacre permaculture in the Midwest. Host of the upcoming workshop Advanced Farm & Homestead Design with Ben Falk. Grant Schultz has just recorded a podcast with Agricultural Insight: http://agriculturalinsights.com/navigating-nrcs-usda-funding-keyline-design-grant-schultz/

One lucky Permie will win a free workshop registration ($1,499 value) to Advanced Farm & Homestead Design! 5 other runner-ups will receive copies of The Resilient Farm and Homestead by Ben Falk.

Grant will be on the forum over the next few days answering questions and joining in the discussions.

From now through this Friday, any posts in this forum, ie the homstead forum, could be selected to win.

To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up in Paul's Daily-ish email.

The winner will be notified by email and must respond within 24 hours.

Posts in this thread won't count, but please feel free to say hello (and nice tractor!) to Grant and make him feel at home!
 
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Hi Grant!

Welcome to permies.com. Lot's of folks have been eagerly anticipating your arrival. You're going to get a lot of great questions.

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Glad to be here!

Love questions about:

- Getting FREE MONEY for Permaculture (government grants/private grants/low interest loans)

- Building Farm Hack inventions: Cool Tools

- Perennial Polycultures at SCALE - Broadacre permaculture (VersaLand is 145 acres)

- GPS Keyline Design- developed the technology to install large keyline systems inexpensively GPS Keyline Design
 
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I'm very interested in your inventions info on grants and were excited to have your presence. Looking forward to learning frm your experience.
 
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Hi Roger - start a topic in the homestead forum and let's tackle it!
 
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Grant, it is great you are bringing Ben to IOWA! Thank you so much for making this happen, and spending a week on the site.
 
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Great stuff! Looking forward to learning more!
 
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Hi Grant,
Just registered at your website. I love all the great ideas and projects you have created. I grew up on a small farm with all the big diesel sucking machines. I love to see how you are doing a lot of the same things using a MUCH smaller footprint. I can't wait to research your site further and see what I can work on at home.
 
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Hey Grant, great to see you on here and thanks for sharing the farm hack link; I hadn't seen that one before. On the whole farm GPS keyline system- do you need to buy any of the surveying/ mapping tools/programs or are they available for rental or opensource etc.? Also, do you kn ow if the software that you're using is compatible with arcGIS? Cheers,

Kevin
 
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Kevin Anderson wrote:Hey Grant, great to see you on here and thanks for sharing the farm hack link; I hadn't seen that one before. On the whole farm GPS keyline system- do you need to buy any of the surveying/ mapping tools/programs or are they available for rental or opensource etc.? Also, do you kn ow if the software that you're using is compatible with arcGIS? Cheers,

Kevin



Hi Kevin!

Software, literally 20 options. Some free open-source, but also easily outsourced to someone with a paid seat on licensed software for cheap: ~$5/acre post-survey.

Yes, compatible with arcGIS. A lot of the civil engineering software can spit out file formats of many types.

G
 
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that's one beautiful orange tractor man!
 
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Grant - While it might briefly bounce you to another forum, could you possibly offer some suggestions to a fella that posted under the large farm forum? He posted "Ideas for a 4,000-acre farm?" and I think that, on the water side of things, especially, you could give some insight. The specific post is at http://www.permies.com/t/32374/large-farm/Ideas-acre-farm I think the permie community definitely wants to keep him encouraged. There is a wonderful opportunity for him.
 
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So I ran the winner picker app in the forum software and we have 3 winners (the first one won the workshop).

Damian Jones
Daniel Bowman
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Patrick Freeburger

Congratulations Damian, Daniel and Patrick!

I sent you an email to ask for the email address of the person that first referred you to Permies.com. That person (if qualified) will also get a copy of the book and a permies care package.
 
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Grant, Love what I've seen from your videos and discussions. Could you answer the following?

  • Who would I email about my Free Money For Farmers subcription? I signed up a Aug 14 and received one intro email and no more. I've tried to re-sign-up thinking things might have gotten mixed and I get an error saying I'm already signed up.
  • I read an article you wrote about not using "permaculture" but terms like "agroforestry" when talking about with the USDA and other main-stream folks. I found it to be great ideas, but can't find the original article and would like to reference it. Would you know where I could find this?
  • Who would I contact to visit versaland? We live in Ames, Iowa and are moving to Vermont where I'll take Ben's PDC and then practice permaculture. I'd love to visit, see what you got, chat a little, and get dirty helping out a little before we move


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