r ranson wrote:What if there were three levels based on the three little pigs? Straw, stick and brick.
We tried on the idea of "white belt" growing to "black belt" and that led to far too many distractions as people talked about other uses of the same thing. "You can't ______ because _____ did it like this _______." I thought it would be cool to say "I have a blackbelt in green woodworking" but it seems that way too many people get weird about this, or compare it to stupid stuff or ... all sorts of weird crap that I quickly got sick of.
So we needed something unique. A fair bit of time was put into this system. Nobody is gonna try to tell us what is or is not okay.
So I cannot help but think that if we roll along with the three little pigs, it could end up fueling a set of headaches like what came with the belt stuff.
In the end, the idea is that there are people out there that have land and wish to will the land to somebody of substance. So we need a way to measure that substance. A PEP4 graduate might have:
rocket mass heater small tool care (sharpening/handles/etc.)
greywater and poop safety
plumbing and hot water
large tool care (truck/tractor/etc.)
dry stack stone
And somebody with land would look at that and consider whether they think it is somebody they wish to will their land to. Further, for all of the projects, there are pictures on the internet - so the land owner can get an impression of the breadth and depth of the work.