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Live at the Research Center and get Permaculture Workshops and Off the Grid Training

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The Research Center is on a ½ acre on Hwy 101 in Lincoln City, Oregon and has a shop and a two bedroom house at that Center. To see what we have already accomplished go to: ..Click Here

We are offering two (2) people the opportunity to live in the house, have Workshops and Off the Grid Living training. This opportunity is for a person that is serious about learning how to live Sustainable and Off the Grid. If you are only interested in a place to live, do not apply. After six months, you would be considered to join the fee free 80 acres Sustainable Living Community at End of the Road Ranch.

The details of this opportunity are:

1. Sixteen (16) hours of scheduled “hands on” Permaculture Workshops over a period of 4 weeks. All material and tools are furnished. Attendance is required.

The first four workshops concern:

Bokashi Bucket© - Bokashi is a Japanese term meaning ‘fermented organic matter’. It is often referred to as a type of ‘composting’ but it is a two stage process. There is a fermentation stage, and a composting stage. The fermentation stage results are much different end product than that produced via normal composting. It is process where a person is fermenting their table scraps in about 3 weeks.

Many people like Bokashi because it is very easy, and no bad odors, but it does have an odor. It has a smell, but is not putrid.

Over 97% of food waste generated ends up in the landfill. 33 million tons of food makes its way to landfills each year. (Environmental Protection Agency)
The environmental impact is huge: food waste, which is the single largest component going into municipal landfills, quickly generates methane, helping to make landfills the third largest source of methane in the United States.

TomatoBarrel© - The TomatoBarrel© is portable and uses the heat storing capacity of its water reservoir. This enables a longer growing season and minimal need for watering. Tomato production on the Oregon Coast is hard because of the large amount of cold Oregon rain; the Coast’s ground is cold until usually June or early July. With a TomatoBarrel© you can start planting as soon as you build your 25-gallon growing area container barrel.

The containers are mobile and can sit anywhere – on a deck, in a yard, on a sidewalk – they can be easily located in the sunniest area throughout the season. Since they are not in contact with the ground they stay warmer. There are 30 gallons of water stored in the bottom. They only need to have water replenished about once a week.

Chicken Sanctuary© - Most people raising chickens use stationary coops that often have a “run” added. Runs usually consist of a fenced area attached to a coop that allows the birds to move about outside. .Problems with these stationary structures can include a buildup of nitrogen and odor from manure, and pest infestation. With the Chicken Sanctuary are these problems are eliminated.

Chicken Dome is Key - The Dome provides a large run area for the chicken to free range. It is made of grey plastic PVC electrical conduit covered and with UV resident vinyl netting. Since it is made of plastic, it is light enough for one person to move it around, so the chickens fertilize the yard and in essence “Range Free.” The dome protect the chickens from flying and domestic predators.

Yurt Cloche© - In the Maritime Northwest of the Oregon Coast, year round growing is easier and perhaps the cheapest and easiest semi-permanent option for season extension is a Cloche.

Over the four years, we have tried all kinds of stuff – including stapling the plastic to lathe and securing the sheeting with all manner of heavy things – logs, rocks, bricks, random broken garden tools. The result of our research is the Yurt Cloche.

It is a fabric Organic Food Bed with a Solexx Yurt built over the top of it.

Addition workshops will cover:
Kratky Tubs©
Pot of Water©
Veggie Sacks©
Organic Food Bed©
Slug Zapper©
Worm Modules©

As you will notice all of the above products have the copywriter symbol © attached to them. Once you complete the workshops, you will be given a license to manufacture and sell these copywriter products without any royalty fee.

2. Sixteen (16) hours of Off the Grid Training hours would be on project not fully developed, but 4 hours are required.

Sample of Off the Grid Projects training are:

Automatic solar heated self-wicking beds
Rainwater harvesting
Solar clothes dryer
Rocket Cook Stove
Solar food dryer
Hot water from compost
Paddock Goat Herding
Solar Heated Dome Greenhouse
Chicken Sanctuaries – with automatic door opener/closer, water and feeders
Worms Casting Dispensers
Go and Grow House -- Earth Auger Toilet
Grow salads on your patio - SaladBarrels
Strawberries using fish water – Aquaponics
Build an Earth Oven - Mass Rocket Stove
Heat home with a Rock Trombe Wall
Construct Gray Water -- for trees
Solar Power Wagon - charges a Golf Cart Battery System
Micro Hydro - charges Golf Cart Battery System
Wind Charger - charges Golf Cart Battery System

To see all the future Off the Grid training in planning go to: www.ninergy dot com

3. Workshops and Training are scheduled that you may have a Full Time Job

4. Fee - $350.00/month per person includes all utilities

5. Each person has a private bedroom with private bath

6. Kitchen and living room are available for use

7. Thirty (30) day minimum commitment

8. No internet or phone service, but can be added at your additional expense.

9. No smoking in house

10. Absolutely no drugs (legal or illegal) of any kind

11. No Pets or children

12. Large fenced yard and off-street parking.

PMl for application
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This looks like a great deal for someone looking to learn a sustainable lifestyle, one with benefits. The workshops alone would be reason enough to come.

Good luck with your program.
You may want to consider some "takeaway copywriting" in your posts. I figure you plan to pick and choose from a group of applicants, but a little pre-selection process with how you look for new members might lead to awesome results.

Also, with how you are training New manufacturer's of your products, maybe you should look for individuals and couples that come and learn, then leave and spread your designs far and wide. You are getting a kickback for each product your students create, right?
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