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Hi Adam!

It looks like you put in $1 to the kickstarter.  And it looks like that stuff is in your "my stuff" here at permies.  To get the physical DVD, you would need to have supported the kickstarter at a higher level.

To get the full movie (in several formats) check out this:

Andrew St. Clair wrote:Why are you not having the Peasant PDC? It sounds so awesome!

It was exhausting for fred!

I think we might try again in 2020.

10 hours ago
I think that if you have read a few permaculture books, or listened to a couple hundred of my podcasts you would be fine.

Most PDCs  are set for a pace for people that are really new to permaculture.   This one is a couple notches up.

We will be announcing the 2019 pdc in a few days.
10 hours ago

Mle Power wrote:Can you only claim your acre(s) of land after the 2 years are up, or can you be working on that land in addition to boot time?

We hope to set you up with your acre one month after you have started.   But there are lots of "ifs" - I'm pretty sure they are all documented above.

If we show up by mode of our own vehicle, is there a place to put it? Is that allowed?

Yes, about half the people that come here, bring their own rig.

I see there are two spots open for Feb 2nd. Do you have any clue about spots in late March/ early April?

I hope that all the spots fill up before Feb 2, and then there will be a waiting list.
Once you pay the $100, then you can come as a boot and in two years have an acre with lifetime rent (deep roots).  During that time, it should be quite easy to get PEP3 certified.

PEP is something I started writing about 4 years ago.   And in the last month or two, I have overhauled it and am spending a large part of my time filling it out.  Basically, a list of experiences in 22 categories.  Formalized in such a way that a person can show what they have accomplished.  Of value to people hiring, and to old folks that are looking for somebody to will their land to.  Stuff that can be done here or remotely.    More in the PEP forum:

If you are a boot and decide to do a PDC there, can you continue boot-ing after the PDC?  

Yes.  That's what fred did.  And fred's been here three and a half years.

Also is this correct RE Bootcamp...
Everyone pays the $100 fee plus more for an airport pick up



We don't do the gapper program anymore.  The bootcamp program is far superior.

works full days, meals are (sort of) included, usually at a camping set up
if you stay long enough you get an acre to play on (ant acre) You become an ant?

Meals are fully included, unless you want coffee and meat.   Then you will want to bring a bit of your own.

We provide a bunk most of the year.   But most folks tend to prefer a tent during the warmer months.

You can either pay the ant rent and go on directly to be an ant, or you can come and be a boot.   After enough time in the bootcamp program, you will have your ant rent effectively paid for for a while.   Or you can stay in the bootcamp program longer and have your deep roots package paid for.

Sepper- rents out structures and works as desired, not as required.  


First, you can see all the video of the PDC and/or ATC from a year and a half ago ... a full 177 hours of stuff ... here:

Next, for 2019, I think we are not doing a peasant pdc, but we are probably doing the PDC for scientists, engineers and teachers.  I am meeting with our event coordinator tomorrow eve.

The bootcamp program starts Feb 2 and currently has openings.   There will be a lot of tie-in between the bootcamp program the PEP program.  

Does this help?

Full details: here


HD instant view$15$38$38$55
tiny (SD) download$20$45$45$65
physical DVDs (US shipping)$30$75$75$110
physical DVDs (non-US shipping)$50$95$95$130


If a person was going to get just one DVD, this would be the one. A cob style rocket mass heater is "the old reliable". We have two projects to demonstrate this technique - one in a log home and one in a tipi. We put one in a tipi as part of an experiment to test how warm a person can be with a rocket mass heater and zero insulation. We interview the couple that stayed in the tipi for the first winter, with a strong focus on how comfortable they were when it was 26 degrees below zero.

for HD streaming:

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2 days ago

Sorry to hear .... my guess is that ... um .... it's time?

Our software doesn't support deleting an account.  

Are you afraid that somebody will hack your account and start posting later?