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John Saltveit wrote:I live in Portland and have a pretty well established food forest. We have a couple of rooms you could crash in. My wife is an award-winning pie maker. I don't know how to contact Jocelyn directly. We have a lot of interesting exotics and fruit. Contact me if you want me to participate.
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Very kind of you, John! There are three folks for me to contact in Portland so far...more in a bit!
 
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Michael Tullius wrote:I live in Encino. I saw it listed as a stop on the tour and was wondering if there are more details on what is happening there.
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Hi Michael, my lovely younger sister and nephew are in Encino. Due to the packed schedule of the tour and their school schedules, we'll likely only have an evening with them. Though I suppose if there was a speaking gig for Paul in Encino we might spend a second day there...
 
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Ok, here goes a post to thread "on tour" in the West. I myself am heading out to Portland, OR and up to Washington to tour possible sites for our new Permaculture venture. I welcome the opportunity to hear about and visit sites that are established or yet to be. Thanks to all those who reply. My visit will be quick Thur-Mon. sine farm chores are hard to leave this time of year.
 
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Progress! We have our calendar nailed down: we will be in a different town each and every day. Whew!

EDIT: the latest schedule has now moved to the August 20th post in this thread.

Pre-tour:
Aug. 16 presentation in Woodinville, WA (Woodinville is a suburb of Seattle)
Aug. 19 - Transition Woodinville tour at Bullocks Permaculture Homestead on Orcas Island - open to others, RSVP at first link
Aug. 21 - Bellingham, WA - homestead/farm tour, bamboo

Symphonies in Seed and Soil Tour:
Aug. 25 - Battle Ground, WA - tour at Friendly Haven Rise Farm
Aug. 26 - Portland/Beaverton, OR - 5:30 p.m. Sepp Holzer movie with Q&A, $15 donation, at Ludemans Farm & Garden Center, 12675 SW Canyon Rd, Beaverton, OR 97005
Aug. 27 - Newport, OR - sand, beach
Aug. 28 - Eugene, OR - Paul speaks on "eco footprint: urban vs. rural" 6:45 p.m. at Heidi Tunnell Catering & Event Center 182 South 2nd St. Creswell, OR 97426
Aug. 29 - Ashland, OR - open
Aug. 30 - Northern CA - homestead/farm tour Cultured, Aged, Brewed
Aug. 31 - Chico/Oroville, CA - farm tours Woodleaf Farm and Chaffin Family Orchards
Sep. 1 - Albion, CA - alternative tech tour/electric tractors Renewables.com
Sep. 2 - Petaluma, CA - 6:30 p.m. Petaluma Seed Bank
Sep. 3 - San Francisco, CA - tours
Sep. 4 - near Yosemite - tour sneak peak: Glenn's Underground Cabin, Underground Hobbit House
Sep. 5 - Santa Barbara, CA - Art Ludwig, Oasis Design & "animals in permaculture systems" 7:00 p.m. $5 suggested donation, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Central Gallery, 40 East Anapamu St, SB, CA 93101 http://www.sbpermaculture.org/
Sep. 6 - Encino, CA - (J's family) - open (for Paul)
Sep. 7 - San Diego, CA - (P's family) - "replacing irrigation with permaculture" 7:00 p.m., $5 admission, Oceanside Public Library Community Room, 330 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA, California Rare Fruit Growers
Sep. 8 - Phoenix, AZ - "30 tinkerers technologies" and "wofati eco building" through Valley Permaculture Alliance
Sep. 9 - Grand Canyon, AZ - nature (our first time there!)
Sep. 10 - Bryce Canyon/Boulder, UT - "making money with sustainable farming" at 3:30 p.m., donations welcome, at True Nature Farm, True Nature Farm FB page
Sep. 11 - Salt Lake City, UT - open & visit Paul's coderanch buddy
Sep. 12: mad/long dash from SLC to Missoula, MT
Sep. 13: Missoula awesomeness day
Sep. 14: Dayton, MT, & Bonners Ferry, ID undergroundhousing.com. Stay the night in BF.
Sep. 15: Head back to Missoula.

EDIT: the latest schedule has now moved to the August 20th post in this thread.

I'll edit this post to add more links, speaking dates and locations, as they are confirmed.

Edits: added confirmed speaking gigs; added tentative gigs & tours; edit on 8/20 changed the last four days of the tour.

 
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Jocelyn,

If you put together a list of towns where you want more info on stuff to see, or a possible presentation, I will email that on the daily-ish email.

 
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We seem to be getting people that say "stop by my house and give me free advice!" which might actually happen, but if we can set up a presentation for the evening, or a proper tour of several properties, that will take a higher precendence. And I will gladly give advice to the folks setting up full tours, or a presentation.

We are also getting people that say "you should contact _____". That might happen, but at this point probably won't. Again, preference is for somebody that will set up a tour of several places to visit/video/podcast, and for setting up evening presentations.

I know that Jocelyn is arranging stuff in some places so that I speak somewhere and it turns into a fundraiser for those folks.

My impression is that for these cities, we seem to be short on something:

Portland, OR
Ashland, OR / Medford, OR
Occidental, CA
SF / Sacramento
Santa Barbara
Phoenix
Salt Lake City




 
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You have a bed(s) in Windsor, CA if needed! I will keep an eye on Occidental as I'd really like to get in on any happenings... Thanks and smooth sailing.
 
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Hi Paul & Jocelyn - we live about 20 miles South of Portland Or on 13 acres and I would love it if you would stay here. I have tons of questions for you

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Hi this is the first time I've posted on the forum and hope that I'm doing it right--I was just listening to your most recent uploaded podcast on iTunes about the tour--and heard that you are going to pass up Nevada all together--It seems that you have your schedule set for now for the the tour--but I'd like to put a plug in for the area around northern Nevada, particularly the permi meetup group http://www.meetup.com/Permaculture-Northern-Nevada/ and the permi yahoo group http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/permaculturenn/ which is also another vehicle for the permi activities in this area. So don't think that Nevada is just a waste land, particularly when it come to permi activities.

Also, while you are heading south from Oregon, you might like to check out the permi activities around Willits, Ca which include the work of Max Meyers who is a permi designer, educator and consultant. One of his projects include a commercial permi aquaponic project at the Ukiah High School which helps train high school students to operate the system, which is a also a CSA model and the proceeds go to support the school. Max's aquaponics site is http://norcalaquaponics.com/ (I have heard Paul speak about not supporting the idea of aquaponics so this project my not be of interest to you, yet still it might be something to check out since the tour takes you through this area). Then there is, The Mendocino Ecological Learning Center (MELC) in Willits http://www.melc.us/ To see Max show an example of an urban permi design he did in Willits, Ca you can go to a youtube postings which include a tour he created some years ago called Max Meyers - Willits Permaculture Tour Pt. 1
and part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWETmbpbA-Q

Also, in the SF Bay Area in the Oakland hills is located Merritt Community, which offers a PDC as part of their courses--the campus has a very well designed site--check out http://www.merrittlandhort.com/permaculture/permaculture.html The courses are extremely affordable and a fabulous resource for supporting permi education. When you go to the website--make sure to watch the video on the home page as it shows the quality of information and site design presented at this location.

And you might already be aware that in San Francisco there is the Hayes Valley Farm - An Urban Farm in San Francisco, 450 Laguna Street (at Fell) www.hayesvalleyfarm.com/ This is a 2.2-acre non-profit community-run farm and urban agriculture education and research project located in the heart of the city of San Francisco. which was built on top of the remains of a freeway enterance/exit which was damaged in the 1989 earthquake. The farms was established by possibly the largest sheet mulching project in the US, since the farm was built directly on top of the roadway.

If you would like to post your tour events on the local permi yahoo groups in the Bay Area -- the group addresses are http://groups.yahoo.com/group/permaculture-sf/ and eastbaypermaculture@yahoogroups.com

Additionally, you might like to know of an organization which help support permi workshops and trainings called http://www.livingmandala.com/Living_Mandala/Living_Mandala.html

I really enjoy the podcasts and post links to them on different permi groups I'm a member of.

I currently live in Oaxaca, Mx and am attempting to expand the permi conversations and resources which already exist in this area.

If you ever think of bringing a tour to Mexico (particularly in the southern states) I'd love to hear about it. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK
 
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I thought of some other suggestions of places that you might like to visit while in the SF Bay Area--there are 2 natural building sites that are natural building training centers:

(1) Vertical Clay http://verticalclay.com/ it is the home for a number of people besides being a training site--built with a permi design. This site is located in El Sobrante, the home page states: Vertical Clay is a natural building company and school: "We work primarily with clay soils, local biodegradable fibers, aggregate, found and recycled materials, and a wide range of people and community members. We employ the techniques of adobe, cob, earthbag/ superadobe, straw-clay, clay wattle, wattle-and-daub, earth and lime plasters, earthen floors, and certain kinds of bamboo and strawbale construction. We work both with new construction and with using these techniques to retrofit existing structures."

(2) Rammed Earth Mountain Lodge http://rammedearthmountainlodge.com/ , located on the side of Mount Konocti which is an area of Clear Lake, CA You can view a youtube which Bent Penzotti (the owner and builder of the home), contractor and trainer talks about his home, it's construction and design at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3Qj0jXASdo

You might like to check out some other locations in the Bay Area:

(1) The Ecology Center www.ecologycenter.org/ It is a place where presentations can be arranged. This organization coordinates farmers markets, a comprehensive calender available for view online called the EcoCalendar which list events related to eco-living in the Bay Area. One of the events on the calender is a "Greywater, Rainwater Catchment, Earthworks Tour at the EcoHouse (EcoHouse is a demonstration home and garden located in a North Berkeley) http://www.ecologycenter.org/ecohouse/ on Saturday, June 23, 2012. They also have a store which has a book store and lending library. It is a great resource for the East Bay community.

(2) The Regenerative Design Center http://www.regenerativedesign.org/ located in Bolinas (one of the unique places in the world--almost a country of it's own) and the home and permi eductional center created by James and Penny Stark--primier educators in the permi world.

(3) The Occidental Arts and Ecological Center http://www.oaec.org/, in Occidental which is located in Northern California’s Sonoma County One of the people who lives at this very special training center is Brock Dolman--one of the leading Water Shed experts, and PDC trainer. You can view youtube videos of his talks, including two series of videos presented by him
(1) Basins of Relations--a 12 part video filmed in Santa Barbara, CA starting with http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVoWfXCX-Bc&feature=related (2) a 4 part presentation he gave at Bioneers: Brock Dolman, Part 1, 2, 3, & 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B9NXQt3kag, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj0zTzYJTiU&feature=relmfu, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXi0ysNUa3Y&feature=relmfu, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj0KAutzn3Y&feature=relmfu

You might like to also contact Janaia Donaldson 530-265-4244 who lives in the area of Nevada City, CA who is the co-producer of Peak Moments TV http://www.peakmoment.tv/--which travels all over the country interviewing a variety of experts and examples of alternative living, sustainable living and permaculture --they are all wonderful videos, which are made available through the purchase of DVD's and many of the interviews can be seen on youtube.

I hope you also include in your tour a visit to "The Urban Homestead" http://urbanhomestead.org/ which is located in Pasadena, Ca

Well have a wonderful tour, and I'll enjoy hearing more of your podcast. I haven't had time to get involved with other forum discussions, but I believe I will do what I can to become more involved with the interchanges going on there.

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Aome,
thank you for posting all the great links!! When you have time, please post about what you are doing in Oaxaca.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:

My impression is that for these cities, we seem to be short on something:

Portland, OR
Ashland, OR / Medford, OR
Occidental, CA
SF / Sacramento
Santa Barbara
Phoenix
Salt Lake City




Portland - we have people attempting to find a venue for Paul to speak Sunday, 8/26, afternoon or evening. Send me a pm if you have ideas and I'll connect you.
Phoenix - we might have a place for Paul to present on Sunday, 9/9, but it's not confirmed yet.
Salt Lake City - again, not confirmed yet, but Paul might speak outside of town.

Lots of cool things to see and do, but no primary contact, presentation or tours yet scheduled for:

Ashland or Medford, OR
Occidental, CA
SF / Sacramento
Santa Barbara
Boise, ID



 
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Chia Olin wrote:Let's oganise some stops in sacrento and Davis. Also look into renting a large passenger van with roof rack or ask around to borrow a free land whale, I'm sure someone out here in cyber world would give you a lNd whale to use.

Sacramento has some very cool movements going on, heck I even know a backyard cob home being built in middle of the city. There is also sac valley permaculture guild and liberation permaculture.

In Davis there is a large movement too and you can visit village homes the permaculture community, farm 2.6, te domes and ec gardens.

I can even arrange for sleeping etc.

If know exact dates and how many days you want to do it for I would be willing to partake in part of it, maybe all of it.



Hi Chia, it's late in the game, but we're still wide open for Sept. 3rd in Sacramento, San Francisco, or nearby. We're leaving Occidental on the morning of Sep. 3 and could be in Sacramento, Davis, or San Fran by late morn or midday. Send me a private message if you're still available to connect us in your area!
 
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Just reached out to some San Fran people for Sept. 3rd as well.

By the way, from Paul's bio page (which has links to more of his articles) here are his current presentations:

  • replacing irrigation with permaculture
  • sepp holzer's permaculture
  • wofati eco buildings
  • raising chickens 2.0: no more coop and run
  • introduction to permaculture
  • making the big bucks with permaculture
  • the "animals in the landscape" segment for a PDC
  • rocket mass heaters
  • 30 tinkerers technologies in 30 minutes


  • In addition, Paul has permission to show Sepp Holzer permaculture DVDs not usually available in the States and some of Geoff Lawton's DVDs as well. When he shows a movie, it's usually with a Q & A type discussion following.

     
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    i saw that you are in San Diego on the 7th of September. For what it is worth, we are having the San Diego Permaculture Convergence on the 8th. It will be a bit east in Julian and of course you all would be more than welcome to attend.
    http://www.meetup.com/SanDiegoPermaculture/events/45330352/
    Also, please post the info for the 7th as soon as possible so we can get the word out.
     
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    Marianne West wrote:i saw that you are in San Diego on the 7th of September. For what it is worth, we are having the San Diego Permaculture Convergence on the 8th. It will be a bit east in Julian and of course you all would be more than welcome to attend.
    http://www.meetup.com/SanDiegoPermaculture/events/45330352/
    Also, please post the info for the 7th as soon as possible so we can get the word out.



    We have someone looking for a venue in San Diego--I'll see where that's at. Oh, darn, wish we could make the convergence, but we're due in Phoenix on the 8th! It is a whirlwind tour.
     
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    This sounds great.
    To Paul and all that help, We thank you so much.

    We are homesteading outside of redding, ca. and are very excited attend some of the talks/events.
    Are all the events open to us?
    Do we need to register or R.S.V.P. somewhere?

    danke,
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    luke allen wrote:This sounds great.
    To Paul and all that help, We thank you so much.

    We are homesteading outside of redding, ca. and are very excited attend some of the talks/events.
    Are all the events open to us?
    Do we need to register or R.S.V.P. somewhere?

    danke,
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    The talks/presentations/gigs or whatever you want to call them are all open to the public. RSVPs will be with each host with varying admission prices at each location.

    The farm and site tours are generally private, just for those traveling in the land whale. If we hear that those locations are open to a public tour, I will post that in the list above (the post on 6/18 that I keep editing).

     
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    When you get to the Oregon Coast (Tillamook) and begin your trip South towards Eugene, if you decide to come further down 101 and it gets late or something, you can park your Land Whale at my place. I have a Land Yacht and plenty of room. No close neighbors though a few hundred feet off of 101 so there's the highway noise. One gets used to it.

    Only thing is I'm just a bit North of North Bend on the Coast, near Lakeside so you will probably turn off (Florence) towards Eugene before you get this far South. Turning off any sooner kills some of the best Coastal scenery and puts you on I-5. You can get to Eugene on nicer routes by going as far South as Florence or Reedsport then turning East. Nice scenic, minimal traffic drives. If you came to wher I am you'd have to backtrack 20 miles to go East without going too far South.

    But if for some reason you decide to come back towards the Coast after Eugene and head down to Eureka, you're plenty welcome. Would save you paying at some campground. I'm right in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

    As for Burning Man, it's near Gerlach, Nevada ( I lived there for years before BM infected the place). Gerlach is 107 miles North of Reno on SR 447. so you'd be looking at a 4 hour min side trip from Sac, plus tickets to get into BM are in the neighborhood of $300.00. It's not really what I'd call a learning environment.

    Take care and be well... Happy Trails!

    P.S. I won't have any questions concerning PC or any misguided fandom to bother you with. In fact I won't bother you at all. Just feel free to park, relax and do whatever.

    Note: Newport, Oregon has a free public dump station just off of 101 by the Nat. Guard Armory which is right on 101. So does South Beach State Park a mile or so over the bridge heading South. Most developed Oregon State parks have free dump stations as well. FYI.
     
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    Tbro Timothy wrote:When you get to the Oregon Coast (Tillamook) and begin your trip South towards Eugene, if you decide to come further down 101 and it gets late or something, you can park your Land Whale at my place. I have a Land Yacht and plenty of room. No close neighbors though a few hundred feet off of 101 so there's the highway noise. One gets used to it.

    Only thing is I'm just a bit North of North Bend on the Coast, near Lakeside so you will probably turn off (Florence) towards Eugene before you get this far South. Turning off any sooner kills some of the best Coastal scenery and puts you on I-5. You can get to Eugene on nicer routes by going as far South as Florence or Reedsport then turning East. Nice scenic, minimal traffic drives. If you came to wher I am you'd have to backtrack 20 miles to go East without going too far South.

    But if for some reason you decide to come back towards the Coast after Eugene and head down to Eureka, you're plenty welcome. Would save you paying at some campground. I'm right in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

    As for Burning Man, it's near Gerlach, Nevada ( I lived there for years before BM infected the place). Gerlach is 107 miles North of Reno on SR 447. so you'd be looking at a 4 hour min side trip from Sac, plus tickets to get into BM are in the neighborhood of $300.00. It's not really what I'd call a learning environment.

    Take care and be well... Happy Trails!

    P.S. I won't have any questions concerning PC or any misguided fandom to bother you with. In fact I won't bother you at all. Just feel free to park, relax and do whatever.

    Note: Newport, Oregon has a free public dump station just off of 101 by the Nat. Guard Armory which is right on 101. So does South Beach State Park a mile or so over the bridge heading South. Most developed Oregon State parks have free dump stations as well. FYI.



    Oh, I have definitely made a note of the awesome tip on the free public dump stations - thank you, thank you! I'm not sure that we'll be able to travel along the coast south of Eugene, but the offer is greatly appreciated.
     
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    Here's an additional resource for dump stations: http://www.rvdumps.com/dumpstations/ not all of them are free but even the ones that have a fee are inexpensive. This site has listings for the states you'll be traveling in.

    I have a nice old 1993 Airstream Land Yacht that I remodeled a couple of years ago - pics: (http://www.airforums.com/photos/browseimages.php?c=3401&userid=)
    so this type of information comes in handy when traveling on the road. I'm failry handy with all things and systems pertaining to "Land Whales" so if you have any questions while you're getting used to your home on the road feel free to ask.

    Make sure before you go that you fire up all the necessary systems (propane, plumbing, fridge, stove, etc.,) before you head out on the highway looking for adventure. I'd give them all several days of use and thorough checks.

    A few suggestions:

    Propane tanks full and checked for leaks.
    CO2 detector
    smoke alarms
    have plenty of charged fire extinguishers handily placed.
    check functionality of escape window in bedroom
    let the fridge run and check with both propane, 12v and 110 AC, depending upon system.
    empty and flush out your grey and black water tanks before traveling
    check tires for cracks or wear.

    It can make all the difference between a pleasant trip and a nightmare. The forum I linked to above, although specialized to Airstreams, has tons of information pertaining to RV systems. Most of the systems in RV's are made by the same manufacturers.

    Happy Trails!
     
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    Is there an updated scheudle of paul's tour, i am specificity asking if anything is planned for northern California.
     
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    Ian Camacho wrote:Is there an updated scheudle of paul's tour, i am specificity asking if anything is planned for northern California.



    Yes, I've been updating the list in my June 18th post (last updated July 26) just so I'm not flogging this thread with a list of the same dates over and over again.

    Hope to have more updates tonight or tomorrow.
     
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    My well-established permaculture suburban garden is right by Ludeman's in Beaverton. It might be a good podcast opportunity. I also may be able to help arrange a room or talk if interested. You mentioned Portland is a little short.
    Thanks
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    I just spent time at the farmers market looking for an organic garlic braid. There were lots of garlic braids, but none that I saw met my standards. So then I went to the good food store and thought I would settle for an organic garlic braid. Lots of garlic, but no braid.

    So, somewhere on this trip, I would very much like to acquire a garlic braid where we know that nothing was sprayed. It would be even better if the garlic were raised in some sort of polyculture. I would even buy two braids!

    Another thing that would be fun would be to experience an electric moped. Not sure how easy that might be to do, but I would like that.





     
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    I forgot my power cord for my crappy laptop and I'm giving a presentation tonight.

    It turns out that my crappy laptop is a power cord snob, so the standard cords available everywhere won't do.

    I swapped my rig for the land whale. Jocelyn took her rig to work. So I guess Geoff and I will drive the land whale to the geek store to get the right cord.

    On the way back, the land whale breaks down. About four hours were spent trying to figure out what to do. Geoff is now sitting with the land whale waiting for a tow. Jocelyn's dad picked me up and gave me a ride back to Jocelyn's.

    The cord works! And for the first time today I am going to try to get some things done. I lost about six and a half hours, plus whatever the land whale tow and repair costs will be.
     
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    Bummer about the whale...

    Note to whale pilots:

    Good Sam Roadside Assistance 1-800-842-5351 $112.00 per year, covers your RV, free emergency fuel delivery, jump start and flat tire change, key/lock-out service, covers spouse and children, 1500.00 trip interruption protection, covers a second or third regular vehicle as well. And of course tow service is free, with unlimited distance, unlimited cost, which is worth it alone for an RV. I've had AAA but switched once I got an RV. Worth signing up for before you begin the trip.
     
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    Timothy Brogan wrote:Bummer about the whale...

    Note to whale pilots:

    Good Sam Roadside Assistance 1-800-842-5351 $112.00 per year, covers your RV, free emergency fuel delivery, jump start and flat tire change, key/lock-out service, covers spouse and children, 1500.00 trip interruption protection, covers a second or third regular vehicle as well. And of course tow service is free, with unlimited distance, unlimited cost, which is worth it alone for an RV. I've had AAA but switched once I got an RV. Worth signing up for before you begin the trip.



    Geoff signed up yesterday! It says on their website "roadside repair" which is exactly what would have been perfect yesterday.

    The land whale is mended. Even better than before.

     
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    Geoff has started a blog to share our adventures from his perspective:

    http://permietour2012.blogspot.com/


    If any of you attend a presentation or see me along the way cuz I visit your place, I think it would be fun to see a shout out from you here.

     
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    latest thoughts:

    sep 12: mad dash from SLC to missoula
    sep 13: back in the glow of missoula awesomeness
    sep 14: head north, spend an hour or two in dayton, head more north to bonners ferry. Stay the night in BF.
    sep 15: hang out in BF a bit. Head back to missoula.

     
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    Portland folks, join us this Sunday, 8/26!

    Oregon Urban Farming Collective is the place to RSVP for:

    5:30 p.m. Sepp Holzer movie with Q&A, $15 donation, at Ludemans Farm & Garden Center, 12675 SW Canyon Rd, Beaverton, OR 97005
     
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    Update:

    Symphonies in Seed and Soil Tour:
    Aug. 25 - Battle Ground, WA - tour at Friendly Haven Rise Farm
    Aug. 26 - Portland/Beaverton, OR - Sepp Holzer movie with Q&A, 5:30 p.m., $15 donation, at RSVP with Mark Ludeman, Ludeman's Farm & Garden Center, 12675 SW Canyon Rd, Beaverton, OR 97005
    Aug. 27 - Newport, OR - sand, beach
    Aug. 28 - Eugene, OR - Paul speaks on "eco footprint: urban vs. rural" 6:45 p.m. at Heidi Tunnell Catering & Event Center 182 South 2nd St. Creswell, OR 97426
    Aug. 29 - Ashland, OR - open
    Aug. 30 - Northern CA - homestead/farm tour Cultured, Aged, Brewed
    Aug. 31 - Chico/Oroville, CA - farm tours Woodleaf Farm and Chaffin Family Orchards
    Sep. 1 - Albion, CA - alternative tech tour/electric tractors Renewables.com
    Sep. 2 - Petaluma, CA - "making the big bucks with permaculture" 6:30 p.m. at Petaluma Seed Bank
    Sep. 3 - San Francisco, CA - tours
    Sep. 4 - near Yosemite - tour sneak peak: Glenn's Underground Cabin, Underground Hobbit House
    Sep. 5 - Santa Barbara, CA - Art Ludwig, Oasis Design & "animals in permaculture systems" 7:00 p.m. $5 suggested donation to Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Central Gallery, 40 East Anapamu St, SB, CA 93101
    Sep. 6 - Encino, CA - (J's family) - open (for Paul)
    Sep. 7 - San Diego, CA - (P's family) - "replacing irrigation with permaculture" 7:00 p.m., $5 admission, Oceanside Public Library Community Room, 330 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA, California Rare Fruit Growers
    Sep. 8 - Tempe, AZ - "30 tinkerers technologies" and "wofati eco building" 1:00 p.m., $25, through Valley Permaculture Alliance
    Sep. 9 - Grand Canyon, AZ - nature (our first time there!)
    Sep. 10 - Bryce Canyon/Boulder, UT - "making money with sustainable farming" at 3:30 p.m., donations welcome, at True Nature Farm, True Nature Farm FB page
    Sep. 11 - Salt Lake City, UT - open & visit Paul's coderanch buddy
    Sep. 12: mad/long dash from SLC to Missoula, MT
    Sep. 13: Missoula awesomeness day
    Sep. 14: Dayton, MT, & Bonners Ferry, ID undergroundhousing.com. Stay the night in BF.
    Sep. 15: Head back to Missoula
     
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    Here are the dates of Symphonies in Seed and Soil Tour where you can join in, meet us and hear Paul speak. We'd love to see you there.

    Aug. 26 - Portland/Beaverton, OR
    ---Sepp Holzer movie with Q&A, 5:30 p.m., $15 donation
    ---RSVP with Mark Ludeman, Ludeman's Farm & Garden Center, 12675 SW Canyon Rd, Beaverton, OR 97005

    Aug. 28 - Creswell/Eugene, OR
    ---"eco footprint: urban vs. rural" 6:45 p.m.
    ---Heidi Tunnell Catering & Event Center, 182 South 2nd St. Creswell, OR 97426

    Sep. 2 - Petaluma, CA
    ---"making the big bucks with permaculture" 6:30 p.m.
    ---Petaluma Seed Bank, 199 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952

    Sep. 5 - Santa Barbara, CA
    ---"animals in permaculture systems" 7:00 p.m. $5 suggested donation to Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
    ---Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Central Gallery, 40 East Anapamu St, SB, CA 93101

    Sep. 7 - San Diego, CA
    ---"replacing irrigation with permaculture" 7:00 p.m., $5 admission through California Rare Fruit Growers and San Diego Permies
    ---Oceanside Public Library Community Room, 330 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA

    Sep. 8 - Tempe, AZ
    ---"30 tinkerers technologies" and "wofati eco building" 1:00 p.m., $25, Valley Permaculture Alliance
    ---Don Cassano Community Room, 2nd floor, at the Tempe Transportation Center, 200 E. Fifth Street, Tempe, AZ

    Sep. 10 - Boulder, UT
    ---"making money with sustainable farming" at 3:30 p.m., donations welcome, True Nature Farm
    ---True Nature Farm FB page, 4580 Hell's Backbone Road, Boulder, UT 84716
     
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    WE could use some support with some of our logistical challenges. For example:

    1. We have some down time in Newport, Oregon, and Paul wants to gaze at the Ocean. We are looking for a safe, cheap, legal place to park the Land Whale while we overnight there.

    2. In San Francisco, California, Paul has his heart set on gazing at the Palace of Fine Arts (one of the most beautiful things ever created out of concrete). I have my heart set on NOT driving the Land Whale in San Francisco. I would like to find a safe, legal and cheap place to dock the Land Whale more or less outside of the City and then take public transportation to the POFA and back. If someone were willing to get us parked and drive us there and back, that would be very cool, but it will be on September 3, Labor Day, and who knows what will be going on in people's lives. [Yeah, I'm gonna check the MUNI holiday schedules--thanks for thinking of us!]

    There will doubtless be other conundrums, problems, opportunities, mysteries, snafus, etc. that we will be dealing with while keeping Paul's Tour on the road. Keep checking back on this thread--YOU my be the answer to what we need!

    Thanks, everyone, for your good wishes for a safe journey!
     
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    We live in Sunnyvale........Just a small tract house, but you are more than welcome to park / stay whatever if you cannot get any closer
     
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    Geoff,
    A good option for parking the land whale is South Beach State Park on the south end of Newport. http://cms.oregon.gov/OPRD/PARKS/Pages/reserve.aspx

    This link will allow you to make an online reservation for an RV site, for $27 you get water/electricity included, and the usual state park amenities in the campground, like showers. I just checked availability for Aug 27 and there are many still open, you could also check Beverly Beach State Park, which is north of Newport. Both have access to the beach.

    You need to reserve right away since you are so close in time, they don't accept reservations once you get within a day or 2, and it's high season here. I live in Lincoln City, about 30 mins. north of Newport, glad to see you are making time to enjoy the central coast. I listen to the podcast regularly as I try to move my "urban farm" in a permaculture direction. Welcome to Oregon and the coast!

    Joanne
     
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    PS...Forgot to mention Sunnyvale in in South Bay near San Francisco......
     
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