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Olivier Asselin
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Hi folks, we just launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund our next long-form video project: Permaculture Skills!



Filmed entirely on location in the beautiful hills of central Vermont, this educational documentary series offers an opportunity to join students as they learn to become permaculture designers and practitioners during an applied permaculture design course hosted by Whole Systems Design LLC. Condensing the contents of two separate 10-day courses, the Permaculture Skills film series is an invitation to share in the experience and learn from a combination of academic teaching, practical field work and hands-on workshops.

Check out the Kickstarter page here.

Thanks for sharing!

Olivier
www.possiblemedia.org
www.permacultureorchard.com
 
paul wheaton
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Olivier says that if we can pull together $5000 for his project, we get a mention in the opening credits as "made possible with the support of the permaculture goofballs at permies.com" !!

To get this, make sure to follow THIS LINK and then pick your reward!


 
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Done,
Paul, I went through the link you posted, then it asked me to log on and it looked like it started over. Will you still get credit?
 
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Miles Flansburg wrote:Done,
Paul, I went through the link you posted, then it asked me to log on and it looked like it started over. Will you still get credit?


I think so.

Maybe Olivier can let us know how we're doing.
 
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Cool! I am in.
 
Olivier Asselin
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Long way to go goofballs

I'm showing $252 coming from Permies so far. We're already at $4,189 pledged 23% funded.
 
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PS: Olivier, so loved the Permaculture movie. Not just the info, Stefan and all but the cinematography was just beautiful!!!
 
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Miles Flansburg wrote:Done,
Paul, I went through the link you posted, then it asked me to log on and it looked like it started over. Will you still get credit?


Yeap , as long as you come from Permies.com, it will be tracked and we can see how gigantic Permies.com community is !

All good ,

Bart
 
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I'm in for the $60 DVD early-bird option. These look exciting!
 
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I just contributed (using the links).
So excited to participate in this project! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to join in.
 
Olivier Asselin
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Josey Hains wrote:PS: Olivier, so loved the Permaculture movie. Not just the info, Stefan and all but the cinematography was just beautiful!!!


Thanks! We'll try to make this one look good as well!
 
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OK! I'm in. too! I'm so excited. This is my first kickstarter. I feel GREAT about supporting this kind of work. Let's go fellow "Permies" and get this done. We will reap if we sow into others. Right?
 
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Here's a quick update after an impressive start to our Kickstarter campaign.

We're currently at $10,372 - 62% funded after less than 16 hours...

$3,424 came through Permies.

Thanks to everyone who chipped in and/or shared so far, this is amazing!
 
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Impressive but not a surprise eh?
I have a couple more friends on it. They should contribute as soon as they wake up.
Both loved "Permaculture Orchard" and are interested in taking a PDC but don't want to be designers. Perfect backers for this one eh?
 
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It's a surprise that we've reached 75% in 30 hours. We were confident that we could make our funding goal, but this is beyond our expectations for sure!
 
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Olivier Asselin wrote:It's a surprise that we've reached 75% in 30 hours. We were confident that we could make our funding goal, but this is beyond our expectations for sure!


Stretch goals!
 
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This is the first time in my life that I've wanted to support a kickstarter. Cool!
 
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I am on board again!

Keep up the excellent work with these films.

I will continue to support you on future projects.
 
Olivier Asselin
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Holy grass-fed cow!

Wow, so it took just shy of 53 hours to meet our fundraising goal. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much to everyone who's backed us/and or helped share the campaign!!!

The current tally :

$18,233 pledged
$4,436 came through Permies
 
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22k now. How are we doing on the permies front?
 
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After almost exactly 72 hours, we're 128% funded, with $22,745.

Permies goofballs are still a few hundreds short of their credit goal, with $4,635.
 
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I've just backed it - hope it goes on your account
 
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I cannot wait to add this to my library/study material . I am as excited for this as much as the new Star Wars coming out next year. And just like Star Wars with the track record of how good Sefan's documentary was will only lead to another epic win with a plethora of ultra valuable information done in a visually appealing, great music, and biblical knowledge base.

Shalom,
Anthony Coffee
 
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Count me in.
 
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There's something to be said about this community. Awesome projects with smart people there's little left to be desired. Looking forward to the finished project!
 
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Answering the call from the Daily-ish email. I'm in for $90.

Bacon, cheese and sparkles, yo!

 
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I am in for $40, thanks to the daily-ish email.
 
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Just a quick update to let you know that pledges through permies.com now amount to $6,218!

Permies.com goofballs will definitely have their name in the credits!

For those who haven't seen it, we added an extra reward a couple of days ago, which I think is a pretty good deal.

For $600 CAD - which is about $530 USD at the moment, you get a ticket for the Permaculture Voices 2 conference in San Diego, March 4-8 2015, plus the Permaculture Skills 3-DVD set, plus the Permaculture Orchard DVD and the Art and Science of Natural Plaster DVD.

Just to make it clear, we're not keeping that money, and most of it is going straight to the organisation of the conference, but we're using this occasion to spread the word about PV2, because we think it's an important event that should get as much P.R. as possible.

Thanks again to everyone who's backed or share this campaign! Seeing this kind of support really makes us want to work twice as hard to deliver a product that'll be worth your money!
 
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Oliver, where do the dvds ship from?

I'd prefer to buy dvds rather than streaming but I tend to get stung for import duties they ship from outside the EU, and I'm trying to decide...
 
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Oliver, where do the dvds ship from?


If we have enough orders from Europe we'll try to ship from there.

In any case, we'll declare a lower value to minimize import duties.

Do you get charged import duties on DVDs normally? I'd be curious to know how much?
 
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I'm a bit fuzzy on the details, but they start making charges at €22, and stick a hefty charge on for the honour of being charged. Some things slip through, and sometimes even if if you do everything right they just decide to mix your parcel up with someone else's and charge you anyway. But if it arrives from within the EU then it's ok.

I bought something for €30 euros once and ended up paying €35 to the government for receiving it. Which has made me cautious!

Having said that, geoff lawton's dvd set for the PDC managed to slip through no problem earlier this year...
 
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Olivier,
The quality and content of the Permaculture Orchard were such that it was easy for me to want to back you on this project. Thanks for taking on such an in depth topic with such detail. I'm quite sure that it will be a blessing to people for many years to come. Merci.
 
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Hi folks, we've just added a stretch goal! If we reach 40k, we'll give streaming access to everyone who's already paid for the DVD version!

Thanks for helping spread the word, we have another 12 days to go!


Olivier

P.S. If anyone's interested, the tally for pledges coming through Permies.com is now $7,872.
 
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Got another friend to sign up
So close to 40k now!
 
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We made it to 40K!!! All DVD-level backers will get the streaming version as well!

Can we make it to 45K? If you have French-speaking friends, now's the time to let them know about the project, because if we reach 45K, we'll subtitle in French the entire content of the 3 DVDs and streaming video!

10 days to go!
 
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We've made it to 45,000 $ !!!

This means the whole contents WILL be subtitled in French (and English, of course) !!!

For the rest of the day, we're running a little contest on our Facebook page.

Visit the page and share the header image for a chance to win one of three copies of the 3-DVD set! We'll draw winners at random tomorrow among those whose shared the image. Good luck!
 
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We've been pretty quiet lately, but that's because we've been working hard on editing video for the Permaculture Skills series.
Here's a little teaser to help you wait until the official release! Check out http://www.permaskills.net for more info.

 
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