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Disappointed that you can't make it to the 2017 Homesteader's permaculture design course at Wheaton Labs?

Don't despair! We're going to bring the course to you!


That's right, we're working on making the course a live streaming event. But we need some very special equipment to make that happen.
So, we've set up a Kickstarter, and are handing out some great rewards to our backers, including the whole set of videos that comes out of these courses!




Visit our Kickstarter HERE!

We've got an incredible line-up of instructors.

Each instructor brings a fresh and unique approach to permaculture. We want to give students a lot of info and a broad view of the possibilities that permaculture offers. You don't want to miss this opportunity to see all of these instructors doing their thing!

Tim Barker



Paul Wheaton



Thomas J Elpel



Zach Weiss



Jacqueline Freeman



Helen Atthowe



Ernie Wisner



Erica Wisner



Davin Hoyt



Visit our Kickstarter HERE!


Rewards

We've got lots of videos, a bee course, some rocket mass heater plans, and of course the chance to get first dibs on the live streaming of the courses, and the many hours of videos that will come out of this project!















Please visit our Kickstarter page, check out the great rewards offered, and get in line to view this amazing event.
 
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If anybody wants a 20% kickback for this kickstarter, please let me know.  I will send you a link so you can get 20%.
 
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Woohoo!!!
 
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paul wheaton wrote:If anybody wants a 20% kickback for this kickstarter, please let me know.  I will send you a link so you can get 20%.


I would like the link to be able to get a kickback for the kickstarter I guess I don't spend enough time on this forum since I don't see how to purple moosage you :/
 
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Bernard Welm wrote:
paul wheaton wrote:If anybody wants a 20% kickback for this kickstarter, please let me know.  I will send you a link so you can get 20%.


I would like the link to be able to get a kickback for the kickstarter I guess I don't spend enough time on this forum since I don't see how to purple moosage you :/


I emailed you your magic link!

 
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Thanks Paul.

One thing that I did not see on your kickstarter page was a link to the description of the PDC
(This PDC will have a strong focus on DESIGN. Students attending this PDC will probably walk away with four times more experience with designing than students attending other PDCs. Most PDCs give equal time to urban, homestead and broadacre designs. This PDC will cover all three, but urban and broadacre design will be minimized so a stronger focus can be put on homesteading.)
or other links that send people back to Permies to learn more about the CONTENT or SCHEDULE of the PDC/ATC. This may be of interest for people that are not acquainted with Permies or this PDC.
 
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Bernard Welm wrote:Thanks Paul.

One thing that I did not see on your kickstarter page was a link to the description of the PDC
(This PDC will have a strong focus on DESIGN. Students attending this PDC will probably walk away with four times more experience with designing than students attending other PDCs. Most PDCs give equal time to urban, homestead and broadacre designs. This PDC will cover all three, but urban and broadacre design will be minimized so a stronger focus can be put on homesteading.)
or other links that send people back to Permies to learn more about the CONTENT or SCHEDULE of the PDC/ATC. This may be of interest for people that are not acquainted with Permies or this PDC.


We do provide that sort of thing on the PDC page which we link to.  

For the kickstarter document, I am a bit worried it is already really big.   Perhaps we need to make more emphasis on the link to the PDC?

 
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Ah my bad,

I see the links now. :/ I guess I was reading to quickly and skimmed the beginning of the kickstarter page
 
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I have never had a kickstarter get funded in the first 24 hours before ....   it looks like that might be possible this time!
 
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paul wheaton wrote:I have never had a kickstarter get funded in the first 24 hours before ....   it looks like that might be possible this time!


Apparently, I started this kickstarter at 2:08pm mountain time.   So it currently has about three hours to go ...
 
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Boom baby!  We're funded!  We're doing this thing!

This kickstarter was funded in 22 hours!
 
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congrats on the quick funding of the project! I hope you can bring in enough money for more extras for the project and for any unforeseen incidents.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:If anybody wants a 20% kickback for this kickstarter, please let me know.  I will send you a link so you can get 20%.


I'm always up for a kickback!!
 
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Bernard Welm wrote:congrats on the quick funding of the project! I hope you can bring in enough money for more extras for the project and for any unforeseen incidents.


Now would be a good time to make suggestions for stretch goals!
 
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Russell Joplin wrote:
paul wheaton wrote:If anybody wants a 20% kickback for this kickstarter, please let me know.  I will send you a link so you can get 20%.


I'm always up for a kickback!!


I emailed you your affiliate link.
 
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This might be a good time to point out that three different affiliate codes are currently showing up in my reports.  I have emailed those three people to let them know.
 
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Now would be a good time to make suggestions for stretch goals! 


I get the impression that there have been some updates in the thoughts about best practices for building RMHs since your DVDs came out.  This may just be my impression based on snippets here and there. I'd love to see a video, start to finish, of a single-concept replicable RMH build using materials that anyone could purchase at their local hardware store, rather than bits and bobs and making do based on what's at hand or being muddled by different people.  If I'm mistaken and that is already part of the last video set, please disregard and I'll just buy that someday...
 
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This is WILDLY exciting. Most awesome is that I'm in the PNW, and was thinking of attending the Bullock Bros' PDC (or Aprovecho's, though that would be harder from the Oly Peninsula), but I may not need to after this, saving some serious hard-earned. But if I DO want to attend the Bros, I will have been able to study this PDC beforehand...to ask the best questions and so really get something out of the experience.

One question before I fork over a bill...what will be the image quality of the $100 package's 220 hours? I have terrible internet out here but am regularly in Seattle, Olympia or Tacoma with wifi. I'd rather have the best image quality, size be damned. If I need to know something from sight in the video I can always learn it, then reencode the videos for archiving...but if I can't see something clearly in a 360p video, I'm never gonna see it.
 
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Thanks Paul. To clarify: if I'm watching live (unlikely unless I decamp to a city for awhile) it will be 360. If I download it will be 360.

But "recorded streaming" is 720, how do I get that? Not that the 360 still you attached doesn't look pretty good. (I got youtube PTSD from all kinds of ≤360 stuff)
 
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paul wheaton wrote:If anybody wants a 20% kickback for this kickstarter, please let me know.  I will send you a link so you can get 20%.


I'm always a fan of information that comes to me instead of me going to it, especially when it's this kind of stuff! So if you're still doing this I'd love a link.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:Boom baby!  We're funded!  We're doing this thing!

This kickstarter was funded in 22 hours!


Wow!  That's brilliant.

What an amazing opportunity for those who can't make the courses in person.  Thanks everyone for making this possible.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:If anybody wants a 20% kickback for this kickstarter, please let me know.  I will send you a link so you can get 20%.


I'm always a fan of information that comes to me instead of me going to it, especially when it's this kind of stuff! So if you're still doing this I'd love a link.


I sent you an email with your link.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:Excellent point.  I updated the faq.  Does this cover it?


Afraid I'm a bit dim at this point, but it looks like you're *trying* to get us 720p that we can DL. Either way wouldn't be a dealbreaker for me personally!
 
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I'd take you up on the 20% kickback if it's still available!

If we pinkie swear that we watched all 220 hours, could we get a little certificate to print off that says we're trained?

How long after the event would the video be available to watch?  Months, years?

Thanks!
 
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Paul - wow! You may get triple the goal by the end of the kickstarter!  Will this allow you to buy higher quality equipment, or better or more infrastructure to do this more in the future?  Congrats! Can't wait to see the events.
 
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This is so exciting.

I was actually a bit bummed out about your PDC and especially the AT.  I'm thinking "oh great, yet another awesome thing I'll never get to attend because it's in some far away place."  But now, it's possible and really affordable! 
 
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Kevin Derheimer wrote:Paul - wow! You may get triple the goal by the end of the kickstarter!  Will this allow you to buy higher quality equipment, or better or more infrastructure to do this more in the future?  Congrats! Can't wait to see the events.


We have come up with a stretch goal.   We have figured out a budget and verified we can do it.  Now I just need to mash it in to the kickstarter.
 
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Kevin Derheimer wrote: Will this allow you to buy higher quality equipment, or better or more infrastructure to do this more in the future?


You mean like the couch balcony or willowonka
 
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328% funded and I am just now getting around to putting the video up on youtube:

 
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May I get the link for the 20% kickback on the kickstarter, please?  Thanks!
 
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Ruth Freeman wrote:May I get the link for the 20% kickback on the kickstarter, please?  Thanks!


Link sent!

 
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May I please get a 20% link too?  Thanks!
 
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Mike Jay wrote:May I please get a 20% link too?  Thanks!


Sent!

 
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Stretch Goal!


Now officially in the kickstarter ....


If we hit $35,000, we will get a huge screen put in over the chalkboard and set up a chat thing so that people that are watching live can type in questions and comments. 



Just look at this huge, lonely space above the chalkboard:




And now with SUPER CHAT!



Much better.   Could be a source for comedy!





 
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Fred was suggesting that we should offer a $300 reward.   Any suggestions?
 
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Nice Job on the successful kick starter campaign! I would also be interested in hearing about the affiliate link! let me know!
 
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Bryant John wrote:Nice Job on the successful kick starter campaign! I would also be interested in hearing about the affiliate link! let me know!


Link sent!

 
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