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two years ago it was suggested that I start a patreon account.

One year ago, I set up a patreon account:


https://patreon.com/paulwheaton




Time has passed ...   I said that if the pledges got up to $200 per artifact, I would rearrange things to put out more artifacts!  And here we are!

So I am trying to go through the options of patreon and get the page all ... good.  

One thing I want to point out is that you can make a pledge of $1 per artifact with a maximum of $1 per month.  This means that if three months go by and I don't put anything up, then it costs you zero.  But if I am prolific one month and put 12 things up, it costs you $1.00.

What I put into podcasts, articles and videos is influenced by the patrons - patreon has a private message space that is just for the people that contribute.


current tally of what people like best:


articles:  $17
videos:  $10
podcasts: $14


For $1 you get:
  • Care and Feeding of a rocket mass heater (30 minute video)
  • Early access to podcasts (one week lead time)
  • Early access to videos (one week lead time)
  • 11 podcast review of "Botany in a Day"
  • 10 podcast review of "Just Enough"
  • Podcasts 1-120 in convenient zip files
  • ability to make content suggestions
  • ability to participate in some webinar-ish things





I'm open to suggestions on how to manage my patreon page.  I am still quite new to it.

 
 
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paul wheaton wrote:current tally of what people like best:


articles:  $195
videos:  $9
podcasts: $13




Just in case there are any newbies here, I'm going to list where to find these things.

articles:
  • richsoil.com - the most fully developed articles, with photos or illustrations, and links to further resources, permies.com forums for discussions, suggested/affiliate products, etc.
  • paul wheaton's MakeItMissoula Blog - also more fully developed articles with photos and illustrations
  • paul wheaton's pseudo blog - forum posts by Paul, usually article-length with the first post, some times just noodling on an idea, and the discussions that follow it


  • videos:
  • paul wheaton's youtube channel - over 150 videos
  • richsoil.com stuff page - where to find the DVDs for sale, most of which were created through Kickstarter.


  • podcasts:
  • paul wheaton's permaculture podcast - the permies.com forum dedicated to paul's podcasts. Includes excellent summaries, in few cases there are transcripts, some times pictures, and, of course, discussions
  • richsoil.com audio podcast blog page
  • or search in your favorite podcast app for "paul wheaton homesteading and permaculture podcast"


  • paul wheaton project(s):
  • paul's property(s), purchased in 2013, is collectively called wheaton labs, for which we have an entire wheaton laboratories forum on permies.com


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    Though as paul wrote above:
    paul wheaton wrote:What I put into podcasts, articles and videos is influenced by the patrons - patreon has a private message space that is just for the people that contribute.

    To join that action, go to https://www.patreon.com/paulwheaton.
     
    paul wheaton
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    I just added this to the first post:

    For $1 you get:
    • Care and Feeding of a Rocket Mass Heater (30 minute video)
    • Early access to podcasts (one week lead time)
    • Early access to videos (one week lead time)
    • 11 podcast review of "Botany in a Day"
    • 10 podcast review of "Just Enough"
    • Podcasts 1-120 in convenient zip files
    • ability to make content suggestions



    I'm open to suggestions on how to manage my patreon page.  I am still quite new to it.



    The video is out there now.  The other stuff should be out there tomorrow.
     
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    Maybe this is a good time to see if other creators might have things they are willing to put in to help me get my patreon stuff off the ground?
     
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    I just posted the new podcasts for patreon supporters.  These podcasts start off talking about the passing of toby hemenway and john polk.   Then they move into the space of how to save the world from your backyard.

     
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    I think we have established a pretty good system where podcasts are going to the patreon folks about seven days before everybody else. 

     
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    Anybody that signs up for my patreon thing in the next six days gets to be in on a video webby thing on tuesday, february 7 at 2pm mountain time.  And for those with day jobs and cannot participate during this, you can post questions in the days before the event.

    I hope to post more particulars to the patreon patron-only secret stuff a little later today.


    UPDATE:  all the particulars are now up at the super-secret-patron-only thing.  https://www.patreon.com/posts/7965083
     
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    Just got an error message when I tried to pledge, "we couldn't process your request." Maybe I mixed something up, but anybody else have this happen?
     
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    Ben Zumeta wrote:Just got an error message when I tried to pledge, "we couldn't process your request." Maybe I mixed something up, but anybody else have this happen?


    I see a patreon thing where you pledged.  So patreon seems to think it all worked out okay.

    Can you see the goodies?
     
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    Wow, great response time, all seems to have gone through and I am watching videos as I make breakfast now.
     
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    Anybody wanna suggest a topic for the first episode?   If so, you put your suggestion in the super secret patreon thing-a-ma-bob here:  https://www.patreon.com/posts/7965083

     
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    Jocelyn and I  do a podcast review of gaia's garden, second edition, Chapter 11 - the permaculture city.  Part 1 of 2 .... chapter 11 is a pretty big chapter and we had a lot to say! 

    Patreon peeps get this podcast seven days before everybody else!  So this podcast is now available to patreon peeps, and then it will be free to the world in about seven days.



     
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    paul wheaton wrote:Anybody that signs up for my patreon thing in the next six days gets to be in on a video webby thing on tuesday, february 7 at 2pm mountain time.  And for those with day jobs and cannot participate during this, you can post questions in the days before the event.

    all the particulars are now up at the super-secret-patron-only thing.  https://www.patreon.com/posts/7965083


    Less than 24 hours left.

    This might turn into a weekly thing with me and josiah.  And it might be called "permaculture smackdown"




     
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    Hey Paul and Josiah, thanks again for your podcast yesterday and how many of my questions you answered so frankly, even if it wasn't always what I wanted to hear. After just listening to your botany in a day podcast on conifers I would love to return the favor and answer what seemed like dozens of questions you guys brought up. I have been an educator/ranger in Redwood and Olympic NP and around the NW for ten years and have my masters in adventure education (Wilderness Service Learning was my thesis topic). My PCT thru hike trail name was Lorax, and I think you got the picture yesterday that I love trees. In fact I love it here not only because the worlds tallest trees and highest biomass are ten miles away, but just up the slope into the siskiyous you find the largest diversity of conifers in the world (23!). I would be repeating what I said in my thread "for the love of conifers" if I go on, and permies from back east have added a lot more good stuff there too. The basic gist goes back to how you marveled at the dry soil under a western red cedar This phenomena is prevalent to varying degrees with all the conifers in our wet NW winters, because they absorb most of the water before it hits the ground. Redwoods can absorb .75" in an hour that receives 1" of rain! That protects a lot of soil and keeps it out of rivers, hence helping salmonids and through them all life around the river, including the trees. I've been told my lessons seem inspired by Ed Abbey and they partially are along with many other great educators I've learned from. It'd be great to take you on a hike in some old growth and get your insights. I know where greatest hugel beds on Earth are, but their edible bi-products are largely fish! The bottom layer of an old growth conifer forest is a salmon stream.
     
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    Ben,

    As an expert, here is something I would very much like to know:   what is the exact ph of different parts of different conifers? 

    I used to think that the pH was low, which is why the pH around conifers was low - the wood duff.  But now I think it is because conifers mine the calcium out of the soil so efficiently - so the duff would actually have a higher-than-neutral pH.

     
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    Paul, I think I know where to look that up but I don't know exactly off the top of my head and bet it varies between species. Noss' "Ecology of the redwood forest" is where I will look first. In general conifer's needles and wood are definitely acidic (3.5ish). I do not know about the calcium relationship either, but that's a good theory. Tannic acids are their primary defense, though this can break down to fertilize some plants like vaccinum (blueberry etc). However, I have done ph tests with a "fancy" potting soil (Roots organic) made up of primarily "virgin coniferous forest material" that had been inoculated with compost teas and fungus. The incoming water could be Seattle tap water (straight from the Cedar River with just lime) at 6.8ph or a richly fertilized solution at 3.8ph going into the soil, and it came out of the pot at 6.2-6.4 every time. I have also done hundreds of ph tests (while teaching) of creeks in old-growth forests in Olympic and Redwood and they always come out between 6.2-7.4, despite being at the foot of acidic conifer forests holding upwards of 500 tons of wood per acre. Some of these forests are dominated by redwood or western red cedar that can take 2000yrs to break down due to their preservative tannins. This is because the soils made up of this wood, along with other conifers and associated plants, have the highest biodiversity in the world (Noss). This is diversity is primarily fungal but can also host 1500 invertebrates in a single square meter.. The biodiversity doesn't stand out because it is just all tied up in solving the biggest biological jackpot problem on earth, finding a way to eat coniferous wood in forests with 10x the biomass of the tropics in the trunks alone.

    In your botany in a day podcast you mentioned using the grand fir for bathing, and I know a Makah (natives of the NW quartile of the Olympic Peninsula) friend that told me of a bathing ceremony/ritual involving conifer needles preparing one for adulthood and difficult tasks like whaling in canoes  on the ocean. This involved bathing in river pools and scrubbing with increasingly abrasive plants from moss up to cedar, for as long and as hard as one could bear. It built up one's toughness both physically and mentally to the point where my friend would describe legendary men with Taoist monk like invulnerability to pain, heat and cold. I do not remember the explicit mention of grand fir but it may be an intermediate step. In addition, I think grand fir has the tastiest needles of any conifer. It is high in vitamin c and makes a tea that tastes a bit like a mojito (citrus and minty evergreen). It can also interbreed with white, red and noble fir so ID can be hard-impossible as I have found standing around deliberating a single tree with a park botanist for over an hour at a time.
     
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    A new episode of permaculture smackdown is up:

    https://permies.com/t/62625/Permaculture-Smackdown#535953

    People that support my patreon thing get to participate live every tuesday at 2.  Details for how to do this are available on my patreon stuff after you have signed up.

     
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    All patreon supporters:   in 24 hours (tuesday at 2 (mountain time)) we will record another smackdown.  Patreon supporters get to be in on it.  Usually typing stuff in like questions and stuff.  But, as you can see in episode 1, you can end up playing a large role in the show.

    If you are not currently a patreon supporter, just $1 to get all the other candy listed above, plus you get in on all of this smackdown stuff you can want:



    https://www.patreon.com/paulwheaton




     
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    A new video is up for my patreon peeps.   For a buck you can see what it is.
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