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Maybe we will have an annual brown and purple schmoozaroo. 

Permaculture people love to come together.   There is so much to talk about.  And it is so rare to meet other permies.  And the best permie places to go are the places where there are lots and lots of other permies. 

Further, sometimes you go to a permaculture event and ... it is not what you thought.   You were sure it would be your style, and it turned out to be a powerful turn off.  We've talked a bit in the past about purple permaculture vs. brown permaculture.  So you go to an event and it is way too purple, or maybe it isn't purple enough for your tastes.   So we want this gathering to very clearly state that it is open to purple and brown and whatever that color is that is in-between.  

Also, this event is entirely free to everybody that has been here before or has paid the gapper fee.   For those of you that don't fit into that bucket, the gapper fee is $100 for the first person and $20 for each person after that.  Details here.

May 15 to June 23 near Missoula, Montana.  Come for a few days or come for a few weeks.  Come for the whole thing if you want. 



I am hopeful that some folks will announce some ad hoc demonstrations or micro courses.  Maybe some other folks will ask for some ad hoc demonstrations or micro courses. 

Everybody will get a chance to cook with our many cooking contraptions. 

Some folks might like to spend a day or two in the boot camp.   Other folks might enjoy watching the clouds pass.  Some folks might want to dabble here and there in some of the things going on. 




The peasant pdc will be going on May 22 to June 21.   We ask that schmoozers not interrupt the class stuff, but I think it would be cool for schmoozers to witness the final presentations and talent night. 

Maybe some schmoozers will have what it takes to teach a tiny piece of the PDC.   Maybe some will have the skills to lead a hands on segment.   All of the schmoozers are welcome to join the PDC students for the hands on parts.   I am told there will be round wood work, junk pole fence, cob stuff, some basic carpentry, hugelkultur building and planting ...

The focus of the schmoozaroo will be at allerton abbey - which is where a lot of the PDC hands on stuff will be.  The PDC class stuff will be at cooper cabin.

Everybody is on their own for food.  Not much else you can do for a free event.   But there will be a fair bit of wildcrafting being done for the PDC and you are welcome to get in on that.  I have already heard that some people will bring some fun food.   





Lots of space for tents.  

Land whales are okay, but no generators please.

There will be a little bit of solar power for charging phones and the like. 





If you wanna come out:

- post in this thread what days you wanna come out and we will work out the details from there.

- surely there are questions.  We have never done an event like this before, so my guess is that there are a lot of bits and bobs to hammer out still.

- do you have suggestions?

- do you wanna encourage folks with a certain interest to be here on certain dates?

- do you wanna teach something or demonstrate something?




 
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This sounds fun!  I had a great time when Cassie and John and I drove out from the Portland area and stayed for the staff retreat, or whatever it was called.  I'm looking at the weekend of June 8-10, maybe leave work early on Friday the 8th, then take off Monday and Tuesday, so we'd get there Friday night, have Saturday and Sunday and Monday and then travel back on Tuesday the 12th.  The only issue I can see is that I would be missing the last days of my younger daughter's school year - I don't know if I need to be around to push her to finish projects and such.

I would greatly prefer to share the trip with others.  In fact, my family has nothing but 100% electric vehicles, and mine, an e-Golf, has just 120 miles of range so that would necessitate multiple stops.  My husband's car is a Chevy Bolt, it has 240 miles of range and has already been to wheaton labs. You just have to arrange meals and rest stops around charging stations. Still, if someone had a regular gasoline car, I'd gladly help out with gas money!  I have tents enough to share, so don't let that stop you.  My new favorite way to sleep outdoors is in a tent hammock, but I think I'd still want a tent to hold stuff and for changing clothes.

Anyway, if you live near Portland, or can get to Portland Oregon, maybe we can share the trip!
 
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Oh man. Perfect timing! I will be able to go. I hope to be able to come for the entire event or at least the first two weeks. Can't wait to see everybody there.
 
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If anybody thinks that they MIGHT attend, please say so here!
 
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Sounds like a great time!  I'll be driving cross country between projects in the east and ones in the west, sometime mid to late June.  If the dates coincide I will certainly be stopping in to enjoy in the festivities!
 
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Purple is the theory/talking about it and brown is the doing?
 
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My wife and I would love to find some times to come out and schmooz! most evenings and weekends would be open, since we are also in the Missoula area! If there are others that need rides to/from the site, we could probably help arrange something as well!

Looking forward to this!!!
 
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Jerry McIntire wrote:Purple is the theory/talking about it and brown is the doing?



https://permies.com/t/11370/purple-permaculture-brown-permaculture

I have met some purple folks that hate brown events and I have met some brown folks that hate purple events.   Both of those people will hate this event.   This is for all the folks that don't mind there being some purple stuff going on and some brown stuff going on.  And this is especially for the folks that like purple stuff and brown stuff. 


 
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Would people who purchased a SEPPER package be able to redeem it during this time?
 
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Lina Joana wrote:Would people who purchased a SEPPER package be able to redeem it during this time?



Yes!

 
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The last one with Julia and Cassie was fun and interesting.  My kids have greater needs now, and so does my mom.  It doesn't look like I can justify it at this point, but I think it's a great idea.
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I'm still sorting out my work schedule for that time frame but I am definitely interested in coming down. Perhaps a dowsing demonstration or two for folks who are interested. That time of year might even be a good time for some spring wildcrafting and wild edibles gathering.

 
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I am thinking of coming for twoish weeks. I just have to see how it fits with my schedule.
 
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I will be there May 15th - May 20th! I am excited to meet everybody. Bring any designs/business ideas you have. I am happy to go over them with you.
 
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Two of us are hoping to come for a few days end of May. Sorry, I don't know exact date because May is for shrooming, so will be going with the fungi flow.
 
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What a wonderful idea, Paul! I am hoping to be there for a few days starting May 15, depending on evolving family plans. I'll be in town for Connor's graduation from UMT.
 
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Lori and I are planning to attend the Schmoozaroo June 21-23.
 
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So excited to see you all!

I particularly want to draw your attention to a little ad-hoc workshop we are calling the Rocket Off-Grid Kitchen Build.  This will be Thurs 5/17 through Sat 5/19.
Details here: https://permies.com/t/84297/permaculture-projects/Grid-Rocket-Kitchen-Build

The Off-Grid Rocket Kitchen Build stacks the functions of hanging out with us, preparing nice facilities for the PPDC and guests, and documenting some of our favorite off-grid tech in a lovely setting for future handbooks and video.  This workshop is FREE, but it will be limited to 6 highly functional people. 

Go here for the Off Grid Rocket Kitchen Build May 17-19



Please let me know right away if you want to share your talents with the PPDC during class time.
  You can PM me, or email me (see my profile for email address), or whatever works for you.

There are some specific topics that I'm still looking for guest speakers, particularly those with local knowledge or hands-on experience from a variety of perspectives. 
This includes not just farm skills, but sustainable business, self-care and people-care, and other niches in the web of resilient life.


We hope also to be somewhat available to hang out outside of class time, especially Ernie. 
Although you might get roped into Ernie's latest appropriate tech prototyping projects. 
(He's branching out from rocket development now that our book's done, to work on some designs he had on the back burner such as wind power and regenerative harvest systems.)

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you!

Yours,
Ernie and Erica
 
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Looks like I may be able to come around last weekend of May/1st of June...its a solid maybe at this point.  Since I would be flying, what is the hammock situation like?
 
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Okie dokie, we're planning to arrive June 13th afternoon and depart June 16th ... been looking forward to this for a long time!  In addition to schmoozing with awesome folks, renewing old friendships and forging new, I will also be gathering information/material for an article on the Labs for the PRI news site.  Sheila will bring a slide show on what we've been up to here (semi-arid shrub-steppe) if there's any interest/time, and we're both excited to talk all things Permaculture! 
 
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Zach Weiss wrote:Sounds like a great time!  I'll be driving cross country between projects in the east and ones in the west, sometime mid to late June.  If the dates coincide I will certainly be stopping in to enjoy in the festivities!



Zach, we would love to see you!

I am the new Rental and Event Manager. 
If you can email me your tentative schedule once it is closer to the event I can help make your arrive and stay as enjoyable as possible!

If I can be of service lining up rental accommodations (cabin, teepee, tent) for you please let me know!

And if you may be interested in speaking or teaching a lesson of the PDC we would appreciate the help and I will work with you to get that worked out.

email me at: cerice@richsoil.com

Thanks, I am looking forward to your visit!
 
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Anthony Cooley wrote:My wife and I would love to find some times to come out and schmooz! most evenings and weekends would be open, since we are also in the Missoula area! If there are others that need rides to/from the site, we could probably help arrange something as well!

Looking forward to this!!!



This is awesome!  Were you at the Earth Day MUD event?  I enjoyed it very much!

I am the new Wheaton Labs Rental and Event Manager. 
Please shoot me an email a week or so in advance when is a great time for your visit. I will see to it that you have an enjoyable visit!

If I can be of service lining up rental accommodations (cabin, teepee, tent) for you please let me know!

And if you may be interested in speaking, or teaching a lesson of the PDC, we would appreciate the help and I will work with you to get that worked out.

email me at: cerice@richsoil.com

- C. E. Rice
 
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Lina Joana wrote:Would people who purchased a SEPPER package be able to redeem it during this time?



Hello Lina Joana,
I am the new Wheaton Labs Rental and Event Manager. 
You can coordinate your visit with me.  Just shoot me an email and I will work to make your stay enjoyable!

The sooner, the better, so that I can line up your accommodations (cabin, teepee, tent)!

And if you may be interested in speaking, or teaching a lesson of the PDC, we would appreciate the help and I will work with you to get that worked out.

email me at: cerice@richsoil.com

- C. E. Rice
 
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Bill Erickson wrote:I'm still sorting out my work schedule for that time frame but I am definitely interested in coming down. Perhaps a dowsing demonstration or two for folks who are interested. That time of year might even be a good time for some spring wildcrafting and wild edibles gathering.



Bill, we are definitely interested in having you!

I am the new Rental and Event Manager.
If you think you will be coming you can email me so we can plan accordingly!

If I can be of service lining up rental accommodations (cabin, teepee, tent) for you please let me know!

And if you are interested in speaking or teaching a lesson in dowsing for the PDC we would appreciate the help and I will work with you to get that worked out.

email me at: cerice@richsoil.com

Thanks, I look forward to meeting you!
C.E. Rice
 
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Alexandre Fona wrote:I am thinking of coming for twoish weeks. I just have to see how it fits with my schedule.



I am the new Rental and Event Manager, let me know if there is anything I can do to help set this up for you!!

Hope to see you here!

- C.E. Rice
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