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First, please click on the thumbs up for this post if you understand the value of creating the PEP stuff. (just hoping to see a really big number of thumbs - sorta tells me that i don't have to re-explain it)

We have the first PEP1 gathering coming up in a few months, and I would like some help in fleshing out the BB items.  

Some people might say "hey, it's your thing, you do the work!"   Just a reminder:   I am making this public and free.  We are creating all of this so that people can certify remotely at no cost.   On top of that, I have already paid for development of the permies.com software to support showing badges for people.  And for other things.   All to make something for free.   Oh, and the event in may is free too.  So this is a big thing for the community.   I hope that others will see the value of what is being created and throw their shoulder in to see it exist.

Please help.  This is a lot of work.  

Stuff we could use help on:


P007:   go to the club mallet BB
 and do the steps to get certified for club mallet.   This will help to set the precedent for how it is done.  Feel free to ask questions and post comments there.   Let's bring that BB to life!

P008:  go to the round wood woodworking badge page and see what BBs in the sand badge don't have a wiki page yet and create one.  Reply to this thread to get dibs on which one you are creating.

P009:  Create BB wiki pages for sand badges for earthworks, gardening, woodland care, and dimensional lumber

P010:  still working on defining some of the badges.   Maybe folks can make a rough badge wiki with a bunch of ideas and i can come through and tidy it up later.  or maybe add to or create a brainstoring thread for a badge?

P011:  go over the current threads in this forum and add comments.  Either add some ideas or maybe some validation.   Add some discussion to get all this off the ground.


Please help!   This is a lot of work!  Plus, when this gets more popular, won't it be cool to see your name attached to a bunch of the original stuff to make it all exist?

Please help to change the world with some gritty substance rather than just words.  Pretty please with sugar on top?  


 
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I got your plotskateers email and would love to help, but I feel rather unqualified. Maybe I could help on the "student" end with testing instead, since this is all stuff I need to learn.
 
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You could start by trying to make a mallet as described in that BB.  

You could also fish for brainstorming on certain badges - that helps us flesh out the badges faster.
 
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I am a little lost, this concept has me a bit intrigued but I need a link to a beginning point that explains PEP and BB acronyms.
 
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William Schlegel wrote:I am a little lost, this concept has me a bit intrigued but I need a link to a beginning point that explains PEP and BB acronyms.



Here is a link to a thread that explains PEP:

https://permies.com/t/96687/PEP-PEX
 
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I'll start working on the BB wiki pages for Gardening.  

I'm assuming the pages should:
  • Give some direction about the task required (but not spell out every little thing)
  • List minimum requirements to satisfy the BB
  • List documentation/photos needed for approval

  • And the title of the wiki pages should follow the format you used for the roundwood club:  PEP BB roundwood.sand.club   or in my case, PEP BB gardening.sand.hugelkulture
     
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    Ok, I think I did it right.  Paul, could you look it over to see if I got the gist?
     
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    So after spending a fair amount of yesterday reading through various PEP/PEX threads, examining the different badge requirements, etc., I have some thoughts.  

    While I understand that PEP is currently "Permie Experience ala Paul," I think Permie Experience Program might be a better name.  I feel the program has enormous potential for adaptation.  For example, if PDC were offered in what is currently known as a "blended course," where it combines online didactic portions with experience-based practical learning, the badge system (despite my personal dislike for the term "badge") could be utilized as the field work portion of the course.  For example, a Vimeo or YouTube video about permaculture growing techniques lasts 30 minutes, followed by specific methods in seperate videos.  The participant can then undertake their basic level experience, and submit evidence of success to their work at their own place.  

    By the same token, backing up a level on requirements a step would allow for more standardization across the board.  Raising Dry Beans, gives the practitioner a lot more opportunity to personalize the process.  For example, I can grow enough black beans to feed a person (my wife) for a year with one seed, because my wife won't have anything to do with them, but she will eat kidney, pinto, and other dry beans happily.  

    While my example above is specifically about the Gardening Badge, I believe most of the other badges/qualification programs could benefit from a similar despecialization.  If your business model calls for making and selling mozzarella di bifalo, then you need to build your dairy infrastructure based on the frame of a water buffalo, not a goat.  If your meat production is rabbits, you don't need to worry about whether your paddocks are pig proof or goat high.


     
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    Lots to say.  And I have a meeting with mud in a few minutes to talk about the ATC having some of the smell of PEP ...

    Will be back later today to talk more ....
     
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    Mike Jay wrote:Ok, I think I did it right.  Paul, could you look it over to see if I got the gist?



    Good work!   I gave you lots of thumbs, apples and pie!
     
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    Thanks Paul!  That was enough slices to make a whole pie!!!

    So for everyone else out there, you now have some more examples of how to do it.  And if you love apples/pie, this is a good way to possibly earn some.
     
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    This was a huge help mike.   Do more!
     
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    I'll try to make BB wiki pages under round wood woodworking, compound mallet and carve a spoon.
     
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    Wow!  We are moving forward!

    We have six BBs created so far!

    The process has been extremely helpful.   Somebody creates a BB and puts stuff in it, and images and videos and links and _______.   And then I can come and massage it a small bit and PRESTO!  It's done!   The amount of time it takes me to massage it a bit is about 80% less than creating it from scratch.   So thanks for your help!   I tried to give the helpers lots of apples and PIE to express my gratitude.  

    Please make more!   I'm off to work on tool care and natural building badges.

     
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    Got compound mallet and carve a spoon done under round wood woodworking.

    I'll start working on the dropping trees under woodland care and dry stack retaining wall under earthworks.

     
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    I'll start poking at the dimensional woodworking badges...
     
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    I like joining the brainstorming-session, after someone else started it ...
    My favourite subjects are: textiles, 'nest', gardening, preparing food and 'oddball'
     
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    Hi Steve, I just may have stepped on your toes.  I didn't see the bow saw ones you did before I jumped into doing one BB for all four combinations of trees and saws.  I just edited mine to be for only the chain saw trees.  

    So we now have your live bow saw, your dead bow saw and my chainsaw that covers live and dead.

    If you have BBs almost done for the chainsaw ones I can make my one go away since yours are better.

     
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    Mike Jay wrote:Hi Steve, I just may have stepped on your toes.  I didn't see the bow saw ones you did before I jumped into doing one BB for all four combinations of trees and saws.  I just edited mine to be for only the chain saw trees.  

    So we now have your live bow saw, your dead bow saw and my chainsaw that covers live and dead.

    If you have BBs almost done for the chainsaw ones I can make my one go away since yours are better.



    No worries, hadn't started them yet, and I think yours are great!
     
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    Phew :)  Thanks Steve!
     
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    Got those done, will work on finishing up round wood woodworking with: add one horizontal log to berm/hugelkultur scaffolding and dry peg in green wood project!
     
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    Steve Thorn wrote:Got those done, will work on finishing up round wood woodworking with: add one horizontal log to berm/hugelkultur scaffolding and dry peg in green wood project!



    Jocelyn and I took a 20 minute break yesterday and peeled some green wood for the dry peg in the green wood project.

     
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    paul wheaton wrote:

    Steve Thorn wrote:Got those done, will work on finishing up round wood woodworking with: add one horizontal log to berm/hugelkultur scaffolding and dry peg in green wood project!



    Jocelyn and I took a 20 minute break yesterday and peeled some green wood for the dry peg in the green wood project.



    Cool!
     
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    I'll go make a near duplicate of the live chainsaw one for dead trees.  Probably tonight...
     
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    I'll make limb 4 trees and peel live trees.
     
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    Thanks to everyone who has helped so much already! The Badge Bits (BBs) are really starting to be filled out!

    I thought I would make a list so that we can keep track of which badges still need one or more pages for BBs at the sand badge level. The aspects with links are all the ones that have been posted so far. The aspects with a line through them have all of the BB pages for their sand badge done.

    If all of the BB pages for the sand badge of one of the aspects is filled, post in this thread and I'll update this list.


    dimensional lumber woodworking
    round wood woodworking
    natural building
    Food Prep and Preservation
    Foraging
    gardening
    textiles
    rocket
    tool care
    Metalworking
    animal care
    electricity (including solar)
    woodland care
    community living
    commerce (be able to do business)
    earthworks
    greywater and willow feeders
    plumbing and hot water
    nest
    natural medicine
    homesteading (known experiences that don't fit into the other aspects)
    oddball (unknown things that come up)
     
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    What does BB stand for? Bulletin Boards?
     
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    It stands for Badge Bits
     
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    Got the firewood BB done under woodland care, will start working on the prep 10 junkpoles, repair junkpole fence, and cleave 6 shakes with a fro, which should finish up the sand badge for woodland care.
     
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    The sand badge stuff is up for the natural building aspect now if someone wants to make some more BBs!
     
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    Looks like you need 20 more people helping on these things. I'll make an attempt to help but will need 10 stupid questions answered in the process.  Imbedding, whats a wiki, how to do a wiki.  
     
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    wayne fajkus wrote:Looks like you need 20 more people helping on these things. I'll make an attempt to help but will need 10 stupid questions answered in the process.  Imbedding, whats a wiki, how to do a wiki.  



    When you create a new thread, you will see a "tab" just below where you type your wordy-bits that says "wiki".  Select "wiki with comments".  If you forget the wiki step, I can mend it later.
     
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    Can i build the page here, then you move it when its done? Is there an unpublished area i can build it? Or just do it and yall will fix it?
     
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    Shawn, if you want to update the list above, I just got the last two BBs for Earthworks done.  Or at least done enough for Paul to fix them
     
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    Mike Jay wrote:Shawn, if you want to update the list above, I just got the last two BBs for Earthworks done.  Or at least done enough for Paul to fix them



    List updated! Thanks for your work on this Mike!
     
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    My pleasure, I just did the last two for Woodland Care so it can be crossed off as well.
     
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    Mike Jay wrote:My pleasure, I just did the last two for Woodland Care so it can be crossed off as well.




    Yay! Crossed off!
     
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    I just did a bit of tidy on some of the new BBs and i doled out a whole bunch of apples and PIE!
     
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    The sand badge for food prep and preservation has now been posted!
     
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