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I was worried that I wouldn't get into the earlybird time frame, so I set a reminder notice on my computer at work. ( I work 3rd shift).  So I get to work and take care of my early work, then my reminder pops during my first break. I go to the kickstarter page to see that it's already 170% funded, and the earlybird period doesn't end until Friday.

Wow. Just, wow.

And I was more interested in the wofati freezer!
 
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I have about 500 ideas for things to do here.  And to improve the overall forward velocity for all things, the #1 solution, over and over, is more boots in the bootcamp.  

Which leads in to part 2:  if I have 500 ideas, then the people that come here probably have oodles of ideas also - all of which fit within my values.  So then we might want to learn about those too.  So how do we get those people here also?  Again, I think the answer is:  more boots in the bootcamp.

 
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Ashley Cottonwood wrote:It's about to break top 30 for trending kickstarters! For all projects, globally!  

It looks like it's #1 on trending for Film & Video!



Now on page 3 for "popular"!  
 
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I don't have a credit card.  Anyone in Canada know what pre-paid cards will work?  Thanks
 
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This is incredible, over 30 thousand and not even 24 hours yet!!!
 
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Lyda Eagle wrote:This is incredible, over 30 thousand and not even 24 hours yet!!!



And more than a thousand backers!

 
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Greg Martin wrote:Is it just me or are Paul's Kickstarters like Christmas?  We look forward to them, then we get all excited as they get going and then we all get a ton of presents!



It's like this, isn't it

 
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I haven't had a chance to listen to the podcast, so if this is already in the works, average minds sometimes have the same thoughts as great minds? Throwing an idea out for a stretch goal: Built-in instrumentation at multiple levels. Thermometers at each level (Roof, Beds, Trench, Bottom of Pipe (if you can manage it)), humidity gauges, light meters at multiple locations, etc., all tied into an automatic logging software that monitors things 24/7.

Combine this with things such as having multiple well casings and destratification pipes that you can open or close and you'd be able to get good, hard data on if and how much of an effect each has, ideally looking to find the point of diminishing returns for each, and how they interact with one another. Additionally, this experimentation could be extended to things such at the color of the back wall. Start with unfinished wood and get your baseline measurements. Then try painting it a bright, reflective white. Then maybe try a reflective metal foil cover. With the instrumentation in place, it makes quantifying any differences from these changes much easier to illustrate and allow you to more quickly spot any potential problems.
 
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This is excellent! Now Josiah can get the cool video tools he wanted, for more excellent videos.

I just backed it at a hundred, and I tweeted out a link to my (ooh, ooh) 2052 followers.  Of course, that means I didn't use the kickback link.  That's OK.

I emphasized that if someone is curious about permaculture they can get a library's worth of stuff by backing at the $1 level before Friday.

Oh!  Now I should let the Portland Permaculture email list know . . .
 
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Julia Winter wrote:Oh!  Now I should let the Portland Permaculture email list know . . .



Yes!  And use your link this time!  :)
 
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Timothy Markus wrote:I don't have a credit card.  Anyone in Canada know what pre-paid cards will work?  Thanks



I'm from Belgium and also do not have a credit card. Can I make a bank-transfer to a bank account number? I would love to support but do not know how to get my money to you.

Please help!

Edit: I found a solution... I asked my father to do the payment with his credit card, so that I can pay it back to him with a bank transfer which is free here. He sent me an email that it was done. I'm so happy that it succeeded so I could finally give something substantial back for the huge amount of knowledge I found here at permies! Not having a credit card is often an issue when wanting to support great people/projects/ideas/things/... online.
 
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To support the kickstarter, it has to be whatever kickstarter accepts.  

For any of my other stuff I am open to suggestions.  I started this thread:  https://permies.com/t/142925/sending-monies

 
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Timothy Markus wrote:I don't have a credit card.  Anyone in Canada know what pre-paid cards will work?  Thanks


I'm pretty sure you can put a debit card on PayPal... not sure if Kickstarter accepts PayPal, but I feel like they probably would.
 
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Very exciting project! I am looking forward to the possibility of making the greenhouse in New Brunswick, Canada!
For those inquiring about alternate payment methods, heres a link to kickstarters payment info page.
https://kickstarter.knoji.com/questions/kickstarter-debit-prepaid-cards/


 
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$37,653!


and 1234 backers!


 
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To go to the kickstarter




        click here!





 
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Fancy live status thingy


 
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$38,068 pledged!
264% funded
1,242 backers
29 days to go
 
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So does this mean Kickstarter will release the funds sooner and the project can start earlier? Or does it have to run the course regardless?
 
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Julie Reed wrote:So does this mean Kickstarter will release the funds sooner and the project can start earlier? Or does it have to run the course regardless?



It is still a 30 day thing.

But now that we know we will be getting the money, we will start buying some of the materials now.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:

Julie Reed wrote:So does this mean Kickstarter will release the funds sooner and the project can start earlier? Or does it have to run the course regardless?



It is still a 30 day thing.

But now that we know we will be getting the money, we will start buying some of the materials now.



Oh, and buckle up ...   this ride is just getting started ...

Have you voted in the stretch goal poll yet?

https://permies.com/t/142891/permaculture-projects/POLL-Stretch-Goals-Greenhouse-Kickstarter


 
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      $39,011!



 
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paul Wheaton wrote: Oh, and buckle up ...   this ride is just getting started ...

Have you voted in the stretch goal poll yet?



Yep! Love the idea of data collection and 4 extra casing designs/sizes- the thing that really sets this apart.
So happy to see this going crazy so early on! Year round greywater handling in a cold climate is a high priority in my overall project wish list.
 
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      $40,007!

 
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      $41,086!



 
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      $42,388!



 
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We have made arrangements for the first three stretch goals!

$50,000: Mike oehler’s greenhouse book (in DM)
$55,000: The movie “Living the Change” by Happen Films
$60,000: David The Good’s Book “Compost Everything”

Each of these will be for the people that support the kickstarter at $100 or higher.

More news soon!
 
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Shiny images for the stretch goals!!!
stretch-goal-1-Mike-Oehler-copy.jpg
Stretch Goal #1 Mike Oehler's Underground Greenhouse book
Stretch Goal #1 Mike Oehler's Underground Greenhouse book
stretch-goal-2-living-the-change-green.jpg
Stretch Goal #2 Happen Films' "Living the Change"
Stretch Goal #2 Happen Films' "Living the Change"
stretch-goal-3-compost-everything.jpg
Stretch Goal #3 David the Goods "Compost Everything"
Stretch Goal #3 David the Goods "Compost Everything"
 
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      $43,289!



 
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I put the stretch goal images up on the kickstarter page.

 
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paul wheaton wrote:We have made arrangements for the first three stretch goals!

$50,000: Mike oehler’s greenhouse book (in DM)
$55,000: The movie “Living the Change” by Happen Films
$60,000: David The Good’s Book “Compost Everything”

Each of these will be for the people that support the kickstarter at $100 or higher.

More news soon!



You, sir, are quite good at convincing me to bump up my support.
 
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      $44,031!



 
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we recorded this video.  I think I need somebody to teach me how to use youtube like zoom.  Is there a way to tie zoom into youtube?

 
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paul wheaton wrote:I think I need somebody to teach me how to use youtube like zoom.  Is there a way to tie zoom into youtube?



https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360028478292-Streaming-a-Meeting-or-Webinar-on-YouTube-Live

Looks like not on Linux.
 
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      $45,102!



 
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Timothy Markus wrote:I don't have a credit card.  Anyone in Canada know what pre-paid cards will work?  Thanks



In the end, I ended up having a kid almost 22 years ago and I just asked her to put it on her card.  Thank goodness for time travel, though the pre-paid Visa probably would've worked too.
 
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Derek Callihan wrote:

Start with unfinished wood and get your baseline measurements. Then try painting it a bright, reflective white. Then maybe try a reflective metal foil cover. With the instrumentation in place, it makes quantifying any differences from these changes much easier to illustrate and allow you to more quickly spot any potential problems.



From the Year Round Solar Green House the suggested colors are red and blue depending on what you are trying to grow.  Because plants mostly needed either red or blue light depending on the plant the other colors are left so they absorb for heat storage.  With wood back walls it might matter less but with earth walls it might matter a bunch.  Haven't tried it but it makes sense.  For example tomatoes need red light more.  So maybe this should be included in the thinking too?
 
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Congrats on crushing this kickstarter!!!

Question on the stretch goals - it is great that there are more goodies for the bigger goal(s) but shouldn't it also reflect an increase in scope? Maybe I'm missing it in all the detail - but I see no additional goals for the actual experiment(s)?? There was a thread begun that described some more/better data logging, but I am wondering how, if at all, besides higher quality video stuff etc. the additional funding will be applied?

Happy to have backed it and seen it go off like a rocket :)
 
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