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Earn your ticket to the 2023 PTJ, PDC, and SKIP events by joining the Permaculture Bootcamp at Wheaton Labs!

8 weeks in the bootcamp in exchange for a ticket to one event - Arrival date is April 9

15 weeks in the bootcamp in exchange for two events - Arrival date is February 26.

21 weeks in the bootcamp in exchange for three events - Arrival date is January 15. expired


If you want to earn your ticket to an event by working in the bootcamp, it is best to show up way earlier that you need to.  Stuff happens, and it has benefited many people to add some "buffer time" to make sure they work the necessary number of days.

For example:

If someone wanted to earn a ticket to the PDC:
1) They must earn their ticket before the event sells out
2) They must earn their ticket prior to the beginning of the event.
You'd need to arrive by April 9, 2023 to earn your PDC ticket with bootcamp work, but if tickets are first-come-first-served, so if they sell out you will be wait-listed.  If you want to make sure you get that ticket, you might think about coming out this year and locking in your spot.


How much?

To get in on the work trade, you gotta fork over $100 - unless you have already been here for anything in the past.   In which case, the work trade is entirely free.    The bootcamp does not currrently have a waiting list, but you still need to submit your payment and fill out a questionnaire thing to get in.   This means that you might want to put in your time in the bootcamp this year so you can attend events next year.


More info:

bootcamp: wheaton-labs.com/bootcamp
pdc: wheaton-labs.com/pdc
ptj: wheaton-labs.com/ptj

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Good afternoon,
I love all the information you've provided, it has been invaluable in my permaculture learning path. I'm very grateful for the work you do, and look forward to getting more involved and starting my own earth healing project (hopefully evolving into an arboretum for future generations).
I'm planning a roadtrip with my girlfriend before she goes to PT school and we will be passing through Missoula near the end of March. I put in for a night at the Red Cabin as a reward for the Garden Master Kickstarer, but I was hoping maybe I could offer a few hours of work on your farm on March 25th in exchange for an opportunity to set up a tent for the night and avoid the dispersed campsite hunt.
Additionally I would like to join a bootcamp for a few weeks this summer to get some hands on learning as well if you offer that opportunity.
Look forward to hearing from you.

All the best,
Kameron
 
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Arborist Kam wrote:I was hoping maybe I could offer a few hours of work on your farm on March 25th in exchange for an opportunity to set up a tent for the night and avoid the dispersed campsite hunt.


We aren't setup logistically to off work-trade for short-term SEPPer stays

Arborist Kam wrote:
Additionally I would like to join a bootcamp for a few weeks this summer to get some hands on learning as well if you offer that opportunity.
Look forward to hearing from you.

All the best,
Kameron


First step is to sign-up for the Bootcamp, but there probably won't be any start dates during the summer events.
 
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Kellie Harnar wrote:Hello Paul,

My name is Kellie Harnar and I am interested in your Permaculture design course happening this summer 2023. We are from Whitefish but have been living in California the last three years taking care of my parents. In September our youngest went to college so my husband and I bought an RV and decided to travel the country and decide where we want to buy a piece of land. We are currently in Austin, Texas and will be attending the greater reset conference next week… Looking forward to seeing you speak there!

Unfortunately, right before the holidays my husband was laid off. I am sure he will find a position soon, but in the meantime we decided to use this opportunity to visit different farms. I came across your site last year and I’m very interested in doing the two month stay/work in exchange for a chance to participate in the Permaculture design course in June. My husband‘s job has been remote for the last 20 years, so staying there would not be a problem. We have a 24 foot self-contained RV with solar. We also have two dogs, one of whom is paralyzed in his hind legs. I read that you might need someone to build a dog park, we would love to do that!

Please contact me when you get a chance and let me know your thoughts. I think everything you have created and are doing is outstanding, thank you for that!



Kellie,

I'm sorry I didn't respond sooner!  I'm not sure how I dropped this ball!

It sounds like you wanna sign up for our sepper program and park your rig here.  Then your guy can get his work done.  And then you can be in the bootcamp full time to get the PDC trade?   Am I understanding correctly?

Note that when you are in the bootcamp, as a sepper, then you do have some small influence on what might be worked on.  But I've always thought that the dark park thing would be something that dog people would do outside of the bootcamp.  Maybe there can be a little of each?



 
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Earn some coin while doing your work trade

Most boots post daily pics to a thread and get BRK money.

Currently, there is a standing offer paying heaps of coin for videos.  You are allowed time during the boot day to take video and pics.  And if you want, there is even a fella willing to split the coin with you and he will do the editing.



 
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Hi there, I would be interested in the bootcamp work-trade for the 2023 PDC, but very obviously missed the deadline. Whoops!

Questions I have:
1. Will there be any more 2023 PDCs planned?
2. Can you envision a world where I would attend the 2023 PDC, and complete the work-trade *afterwards* during aug/sept?

Cheers and best regards,
C
 
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1. no

2. no  (you must be thoroughly punished because of the actions of those that have come before you :)

 
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C Wong wrote:1. Will there be any more 2023 PDCs planned?


Just the one.  

2. Can you envision a world where I would attend the 2023 PDC, and complete the work-trade *afterwards* during aug/sept?


I am absolutely 100% sure that you are a fine and upstanding person, and would for sure make good on your end of this deal.  But unfortunately, due to poor follow-through by individuals with this sort of thing in the past, it's not something we can do anymore.  All work-trades must be completed before the event begins.

My best advice is to get your bootcamp time in early for next year's PDC.

You can also check out permaculture-design-course.com if you want an at-your-own-pace video PDC.  No certificate, but the info is top-notch.
 
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Got it, thanks for the quick replies. Darn those dodgy individuals in the past!

In future years if you're ever concerned about allowing flexible work-schedules, I think an agreement where PDC cost is paid up-front, with pro-rated reimbursement eventually returned based on the number of weeks of work completed, would potentially also work very well. However, I understand that this creates an additional logistical overhead that's probably not worth the hassle on your end.

As an additional question: it sounds like bootcamp work this year could apply to next-years PDC?
 
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C Wong wrote:As an additional question: it sounds like bootcamp work this year could apply to next-years PDC?



Yup.  And/or the garden master course.  
 
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Good to know. Thanks so much!
 
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