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I'd like to get up to speed with this project. I was reading here when the idea was first being kicked around, but not in the past couple of years. I'm going back to the first threads in the wheaton laboratories forum and picking out some that look best, but I'm not able to read all of them.

Can anyone recommend the crucial threads to read to get a good basic understanding of the bigger picture and how the project is developing? I'm looking at this from the perspective of it being able to be done elsewhere, and am particularly interested in how the human relations and boundaries sides of things is being structured and managed, as well as the general permies stuff.

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I think I'll just drop in the links of what I am already reading, to save on doubling up recommendations, and also maybe this thread can gather the links for others wanting to get up to speed on what the Wheaton Labs are all about.

June 2011 https://permies.com/t/8751/labs/paul-wheaton-community This seems to be the key outline of the project at the start. I've read some of it before. There are some older threads about looking for land, but I think this might be the first one that really says what is being proposed.
 
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Rose,

I am currently going through a collection of threads and emails doing triage on what needs my attention right now before the rest of my morning is consumed by meetings. I'm afraid that this is a pretty big task. But it does sound like something that would be of value to folks. I hope somebody steps up and makes a list for you.



 
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pauls thread full of questions on his ideas for community. (started 2012)
https://permies.com/t/16889/labs/farm-community-structures
 
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decision making process and conflict resolution.
https://permies.com/t/23884/labs/decision-making-process-conflict-resolution

Paul found his "Paulcano" podcast.
https://permies.com/t/24985/permaculture-podcast/Podcast-Paul-Farm

the four chunks of the Lab, their names, and their qualities.
https://permies.com/t/24443/labs/pieces

debris hut thread. I add this because it seemed one of Pauls big "i wanna see someone/people do this" things. also personal bias, as I posted quite a bit there also with "primitive" housing.
https://permies.com/t/24288/labs/debris-hut

thread on bunches of things paul says he wants to accomplish
https://permies.com/t/32157/tnk/plans

kids
https://permies.com/t/26881/labs/kids

paid positions thread. note: they are not hiring currently but I add this because I think it explains more of things paul (and Jocelyn!) would like to see getting done.
https://permies.com/t/24287/labs/paid-positions

smoking, pot, hooch, drugs
https://permies.com/t/23888/labs/smoking-pot-hooch-drugs

possible businesses on the Lab
https://permies.com/t/39974/labs/businesses-lab

gapper living podcast
https://permies.com/t/42150/permaculture-podcast/Podcast-Gapper-Living

 
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oh! here it is, I thought I remembered there being a thread earlier..
https://permies.com/t/24763/labs/top-podcasts
 
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Thanks so much! Great to get the little intros to the threads too.
 
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no problem at all (:
 
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Natural building, compost, swales, hugel, and finding land seem to be biggies. I am a newbie, but i would like to see a separation between food forests and forest farming - agroforestry. Thats it.

Oh oh. Edit. Every gathering and convergence i go to has NO idea how to approach financial aspects of starting or substaining and income from permaculture. I realize there is no soild answer, but it is a huge question and never goes further than just a few income stream ideas. Most permaculutists that i know, who dont have a second job, only teach.
 
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