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paul wheaton
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I'm looking for somebody that can guide newbies, build fence, nurture newbies, build things, answer newbie questions, grow things, lead by example, teach newbies how to care for tools ...

payment is money, wofati and a personal acre or two.

(my brother is moving on to a new job he was offered)
 
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Paul's version of permaculture is quite different from others, so knowledge of this is pretty important.

The main or community food and building systems are to demonstrate Paul's goals and theories of permaculture design; though there is much more latitude to express your own vision in seed and soil on your own acre or two.
 
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Oh yeah, I think it is critical that the land manager has listened to 90% or more of the podcasts.

I kinda feel like I want to list a lot of very specific skills, but I can imagine very different sorts of folks being great in this position with very different skills.
 
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So the land manager would get wofati 0.8?
 
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kadence blevins wrote:So the land manager would get wofati 0.8?


Yup - if they wanted.
 
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Is there any things in particular this would entail?
Maybe if you sort of outlined what you think this person will be doing? I mean anything specific other than "i dont want to be mom and spank butts all the time so i need someone who can come herd the kiddies around and keep them fed and not break more lamps" Haha.
 
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Who should one get in touch with to talk more about this? I thought maybe the gapper email? I already have that one saved since my fee was sent in and was hoping to get a few details.
 
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kadence blevins wrote:Is there any things in particular this would entail?
Maybe if you sort of outlined what you think this person will be doing? I mean anything specific other than "i dont want to be mom and spank butts all the time so i need someone who can come herd the kiddies around and keep them fed and not break more lamps" Haha.


I feel like different candidates will offer different strengths. I like the idea of somebody that can lead in a wholesome way; make sure things get done; is keen on permaculture and natural building; has listened to all of the podcasts; is going to be able to be in podcasts with me; could teach a PDC and lead a natural building workshop ....

I would even entertain having somebody here short term until the perfect fit shows up.
 
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kadence blevins wrote:Who should one get in touch with to talk more about this? I thought maybe the gapper email? I already have that one saved since my fee was sent in and was hoping to get a few details.


For this position, the person would email me: paul at richsoil.com

 
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paul wheaton wrote:
kadence blevins wrote:Is there any things in particular this would entail?
Maybe if you sort of outlined what you think this person will be doing? I mean anything specific other than "i dont want to be mom and spank butts all the time so i need someone who can come herd the kiddies around and keep them fed and not break more lamps" Haha.


I feel like different candidates will offer different strengths. I like the idea of somebody that can lead in a wholesome way; make sure things get done; is keen on permaculture and natural building; has listened to all of the podcasts; is going to be able to be in podcasts with me; could teach a PDC and lead a natural building workshop ....

I would even entertain having somebody here short term until the perfect fit shows up.

The way I interpret what Paul wrote is that the land manager has consultant, contractor or instructor level skills in one or more of the following:

-natural building or construction
-food systems/permaculture
-general carpentry and maintenance
-woodland management
-alternative energy or off-grid energy systems
-water management/storage
-earthworks
-heavy equipment operations and/or maintenance
-wildcrafting or wilderness skills
-other thing not listed here!

For example, Tim has awesome welding, general construction, diesel equipment operation/maintenance skills (for a start and as an example).

So I guess the idea is that by listing that we want someone with awesome woodland management knowledge and experience might make someone who has taught PDCs and is more of a food systems person think they shouldn't apply.

While the people skills are important (as in "herding the kiddies!") a certain level of skill or expertise, in one area or another at least, is also important so that Paul can delegate higher level tasks without having to train or supervise for at least some things.

 
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