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I am in my fourth year of college for my undergraduate degree, majoring in Biochemistry, and I will be graduating in May 2019. Permaculture is my passion, and I intend to gain hands-on experience in permaculture and make the world a better place! It's time enough to stop being angry at the bad guys and get to work making a new world!
At the moment, I am currently looking for farms, intentional communities, and ecovillages that I could be a part of, so that I can get hands-on experience and practical knowledge of permaculture.

I am always available for hire for any in real life or online projects. Just make me an offer, and we can start talking.
Greater Houston, TX US Hardy:9a Annual Precipitation: 44.78" Wind:13.23mph Temperature:42.5-95F
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http://www.permies.com/t/53651/videos/Art-Science-Natural-Plaster-Chris
http://www.permies.com/t/51492/chickens/Permaculture-Chickens-Film
http://www.permies.com/t/53011/videos/Vanishing-Bees-Maryam-Henein-George#431136
http://www.permies.com/t/53010/videos/Agro-Rebel-Permaculture-Salzburg-Alps#431133
http://www.permies.com/t/52913/videos/Wood-Burning-Stoves-DVD-Set#430194
http://www.permies.com/t/52912/videos/World-domination-gardening-DVD-set#430190
http://www.permies.com/t/52914/videos/Grow-groceries-DVD-set-Marjory#430203
http://www.permies.com/t/52890/videos/Frozen-North-Dick-Proenneke
http://www.permies.com/t/52902/videos/wilderness-Dick-Proenneke
http://www.permies.com/t/52903/videos/Wilderness-part-II-Dick-Proenneke#430143
http://www.permies.com/t/52893/videos/Permaculture-Skills-cold-climate-Applied#430107
http://www.permies.com/t/52894/videos/Permaculture-Orchard-organic-Olivier-Asselin#430116
http://www.permies.com/t/52905/videos/INHABIT-permaculture-perspective-Costa-Boutsikaris#430151
http://www.permies.com/t/52908/videos/Seeds-permaculture-Ahooha-films
http://www.permies.com/t/52909/videos/Fall-winter-survival-guide-st#430175
http://www.permies.com/t/52915/videos/Broken-Limbs-Jamie-Howell#430207
http://www.permies.com/t/52916/videos/Dirt-movie-Bill-Benenson#430216
https://permies.com/t/53135/Connections-TV-series-James-Burke
https://permies.com/t/68650/PDC-evening-presentation-Jacqueline-Freeman
https://permies.com/wiki/92551/Richard-Perkins-YouTube-Channel
https://permies.com/wiki/51487/Kirsten-Dirksen-Youtube-Channel
https://permies.com/wiki/49221/Farm-Freixo-Meio-Aurora-Eye
https://permies.com/wiki/11569/Story-Video-Series-Story-Stuff
https://permies.com/wiki/29785/Voice-Wind-Mosaic-Project
https://permies.com/wiki/109895/Bricks-Permaculture-Individual-Bricks-Paul
https://permies.com/wiki/10254/Bullshit-Vandana-Shiva
https://permies.com/wiki/2584/Greening-Desert-updates-Geoff-Lawton
https://permies.com/wiki/96147/Homesteading-Beginners-Video-Series-Maple
https://permies.com/wiki/110011/Fuck-Account-Agnes
https://permies.com/wiki/109987/Maintaining-Fertility-Planting-mulch-Geoff
https://permies.com/wiki/27708/Greenhorns-Young-American-Farmers-Slow
https://permies.com/wiki/37537/Solutions-Underground-Paul-Stamets
https://permies.com/wiki/28746/Permaculture-Principles-Design-Series-Jack
https://permies.com/wiki/64007/Drill-Backyard-Instructional-DVD-Drill
https://permies.com/wiki/48127/Market-Gardener-Toolkit-Media
https://permies.com/wiki/109868/Paul-Wheaton-YouTube-Channel
https://permies.com/wiki/109867/Learn-Organic-Gardening-GrowingYourGreens-YouTube
https://permies.com/wiki/56118/Justin-Rhodes-YouTube-Channel
https://permies.com/wiki/56802/Permaculture-Soils-Geoff-Lawton
https://permies.com/wiki/60313/Grass-fed-Homestead-YouTube-Channel
https://permies.com/wiki/62254/Replacing-Irrigation-Permaculture-Paul-Wheaton
https://permies.com/wiki/68210/Zaytuna-Farm-Tour-Geoff-Lawton
https://permies.com/wiki/20375/Introduction-Permaculture-Design-DVD-Geoff
https://permies.com/wiki/76738/Costa-Rica-Food-Forest-Tour
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https://permies.com/wiki/96177/Veterans-Living-Van-Kirsten-Dirksen
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https://permies.com/wiki/109841/Forested-Garden-Geoff-Lawton
https://permies.com/wiki/101075/Edible-Acres-YouTube-Channel
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"Jesse Borkowski delivers a refreshing meditation on how business can be used to create value beyond profit; connecting motivational stories from social entrepreneurs working in agriculture, apparel, insurance, and biofuel, with the captivating science behind our perception of value from world-renowned professor of psychology and behavioral economics, Dan Ariely."

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About This Movie
"Jesse Borkowski delivers a refreshing meditation on how business can be used to create value beyond profit; connecting motivational stories from social entrepreneurs working in agriculture, apparel, insurance, and biofuel, with the captivating science behind our perception of value from world-renowned professor of psychology and behavioral economics, Dan Ariely."

Trailer



Where to Get it?
Real Value Film
amazon

YouTube Full Movie



YouTube Channel
Nothing Underground

Related Websites
Real Value Film
Jesse Borkowski - LinkedIn, Twitter, iMDb
Nothing Underground - Vimeo, Twitter, FaceBook
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Lead Acid Battery maintenance on three batteries
   - add distilled water
   - hydrometer test
   - clean posts
   - test if battery is holding a charge
create a micro heater bubble
(tiny list) complete one of:
   - move a lead acid battery to the shop, charge it, and put it back
   - replacing a bathroom fan switch with a timer
   - repair a lamp (110v, 12v, car)
   - repair a motion detector flood lamp
   - replace a flood light with a motion detector flood lamp
   - repair a light switch
   - install a permanent light fixture 110v ac
   - install a permanent light fixture 12v dc
   - install a power outlet 110v ac
   - show a socket tester passing
   - install a power outlet 12v dc
   - install a light switch

(big list) complete one of:
   - set up a solar water pump (combo w plumbing badge)
          o no battery
          o direct solar panel to pump
   - small DC only solar system
          o choose one
               - small solar music cart and phone charging station
                      o includes 12v bluetooth speakers hard wired
               - small DC system on a shed:  lights and phone charging
          o must have at least one 12v outlet
          o must have at least one 5v phone charging outlet
          o must include a charge controller
          o must include a battery
               - must be able to put out 100 watts for 8 hours.

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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Electricity.

In this Badge Bit, you will replace a bathroom fan switch with a timer. (Note that this BB is part of a 1-part choose your own adventure list BB called the Tiny List. You must complete one Badge Bit in the Tiny List.)



Some related articles
  - Replacing a Bathroom Fan Switch
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To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - replace a bathroom fan switch with a timer

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture with bathroom fan switch and the timer you will install
   - a picture during the bathroom fan timer
   - an after picture action shot of the bathroom fan timer working
   - OR post a 2 minute video of you installing the bathroom fan timer and it working
3 hours ago

Source: Amazon.com

Author - Andrés Edwards
Publisher - New Society Publishing

Summary
New Society Publishing says "Renewal explores the science behind why being in nature makes us feel alive and helps us thrive. Using personal experiences and cutting-edge research in cognitive science, this book weaves delightful stories that...

Whether you are drawn to conservation or are interested in the science behind human behavior, Renewal will help create a blueprint for integrating nature with a life of creativity, compassion, and joy."

About the Author
New Society Publishing says "Andrés R. Edwards is an educator, award-winning author, media designer, and sustainability consultant. He is founder and president of EduTracks, a firm specializing in developing education programs and consulting services on sustainable practices for green building and business initiatives. He has worked as a producer, exhibit developer, and consultant for projects in natural history, biodiversity, and sustainability."

Where to get it?
New Society Publishing
amazon us
amazon uk
Amazon.ca

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Source: Permies.com

Authors - Paul Wheaton and Shawn Klassen-Koop
illustrator - Tracy Wandling

Summary
From the Introduction,
"For nearly every global problem, there are solutions we can implement in our backyard that also save us money and help us live more luxuriant lives. A few of us do these things and bask in the glow of the opulence and extra cash. Others observe and think “I want extra luxury and money too! Not fair!” and then they emulate. And on and on it goes. Then the global problems sorta just dry up and blow away. That’s what this book is all about.

I think the reason we see so many people angry is because they authentically care. But they seem to get stuck at being angry. Some people spend a hundred hours a week for 20 years being angry and not much changes. But I think that if you spend a tiny fraction of that time doing the things mentioned in this book, your global positive impact will be a thousand times greater. ."

About the Authors
"Paul Wheaton is a giant doofus who is bonkers about permaculture. He won’t shut up about permaculture. On and on, every day . . . it’s annoying. He has gone so far as to make a 3-DVD set that is just about the earthworks for permaculture gardening. And not only did he make a 4-DVD set about rocket mass heaters, but he made ANOTHER 4-DVD set about rocket mass heaters. Why on earth do people need 8 DVDs about something so simple? If you think that is ridiculous, take a look at his 177 hours of video of a full Permaculture Design Course, and Appropriate Technology course. Then there’s the cards. Okay, the permaculture playing cards are pretty cool...

Shawn Klassen-Koop’s passion for building a better world grew from many years of working at a summer camp. This time inspired awe and wonder for the natural world through many hours camping in the woods, paddling on a lake, or sleeping under the stars. Seeking to solve world problems with clever thinking, Shawn decided to pursue computer engineering as a career, where he learned the importance of good design and strong critical thinking. In time he felt like modern technology was causing more problems than it was solving and started looking for a better way. "

Where to get it?
Kickstarter

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Note that all cast iron care is in the cooking badge.

You might think that everything in this list is simple and obvious.   But experience has taught us that there are a lot of people that have never done most of this stuff.   So if you have done this before, all you need to do is take some pictures - no big deal.  

“I think the hard thing about Nest is that it is largely an ONGOING thing. If one does not keep doing the same, often-annoying, repetitive tasks, one does not have a good nest.“ ~ Nicole Alderman


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do laundry by hand
   - manual clothes washer or bathtub
   - dry on a clothesline or drying rack
   - at least “a standard load” (about eight large items and a bunch of socks and undies, etc.)
wash dishes without a dishwasher
   - use minimal soap
       - must be greywater friendly soap
   - fill a dishwasher with clean dishes using less than 3 gallons of water
       - or approximate equivalent
           - might require five rounds in a small dish rack
       - yes, you are using the dishwasher as a dish drying rack
clean a bathroom
   - before and after pics of
       - toilet
       - sink/counter
       - floor
       - tub/shower
       - mirror
   - report on what cleaners were used
clean a kitchen
   - before and after pics of
       - sink
       - counters
       - table
       - stovetop
       - floor
   - report on what cleaners were used
(Jeeves list) complete 8 of:
   - install a permanent clothes line
       - at least 30 feet of line
   - clean an oily dish without soap
       - 95% goes into a compost or animal bucket
       - 4% can be wiped out with a piece of paper that will later be a fire starter
       - last 1% is removed with hot water
       - end result is squeaky clean
   - wipe down three windows with condensation (to prevent mold)
   - clean an area rug
       - take rug outside and beat it
       - let rug sit in the sun for at least two hours to kill dust mites and other nasties?
   - sweep floor
   - set up a rag system
       - dirty rag basket (with labels)
           - must be a breathable basket to rags don’t rot
       - clean rag storage
   - make rags from old clothes
   - set up a cloth napkin system
       - dirty napkin basket (with labels)
       - clean napkin storage
   - set up a system for collecting burnables
       - label where collection sack is placed
           - including mention of what materials are okay
       - label where collection sacks are stored
   - unclog a sink with a zip tool
   - set up a system for dealing with wood ash
       - metal storage can
       - labels on what can be done with ash
   - run a self cleaning oven
       - make sure to remove racks before starting
       - when done, wipe out ash and replace racks
   - grease hinges
       - lithium grease
       - maybe some sanding of the door
   - oil wooden kitchen utensils
       - walnut oil is best
       - if allergic to nuts, (edible) linseed and olive oil also work
       - oil at least 6 wooden utensils
   - shovel snow from a walk
       - at least an inch deep and 60 feet long
       - make sure there is excellent access to the mailbox and delivery shed
   - sand on ice
       - at least 60 feet long
       - makes sure there is sand to the mailbox and delivery shed
(alice list) complete 2 of:
   - wash vehicle exterior
       - proper cleaning and waxing of windshield
   - clean vehicle interior
       - PROPER cleaning of windshield
   - set up a recycling system
       - discover your local sorting requirement
       - research pick-up schedule if applicable
       - create a multi-bin system and label the bins
   - manually clean an oven
       - use only water and baking soda
   - install a dehumidifier that will drain into … a greywater drain or other drain
   - set up an elaborate clothes line
       - at least 120 feet of line
   - clean four windows - inside and out
   - deep clean the interior of a refrigerator
   - deep clean the interior of a freezer
   - deep clean the exterior of a refrigerator
       - including pulling it out
       - don’t forget the top!
   - deep clean the exterior of the washer and dryer
       - including pulling it out
   - deep clean the exterior of the stove/oven
       - including pulling it out

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