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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 Rocket.

This BB requires you to add ash from a rocket mass heater to a garden (light dusting). You are not required to build your own rocket mass heater, but access to one is required.

Some threads on wood ash:
  - Uses for Wood Ash
  - Urine and Wood Ash Restore Soil
  - Managing Acidic Soils

Benefits of Using Wood Ash



To get certified for this Badge Bit you must provide:
  - pic of labeled area before ash
        - we want diversity for our garden, so some areas get ash and most don't.  Label where there are areas that do get ash to monitor the results.
  - and another pic after ash
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Hello there!


I put some Ash on the Garden. Then I sprinkled Wood Ash on the Garden.
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Before Ash
Before Ash
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After Ash
After Ash
Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I hereby certify this BB complete!

 
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These are my pictures of adding ash to a hugelkultur garden at Basecamp
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Before-ash
Before-ash
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After-ash
After-ash
Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I hereby certify this BB complete!

 
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I sprinkā€™ed some ash by the showers at Wheaton Labs base camp.
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Pre-ash.
Pre-ash.
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Post-ash.
Post-ash.
Staff note (jordan barton) :

I hereby certify this badge bit complete!

Staff note (jordan barton) :

Along with the air badge!

 
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BB for certification
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Staff note (Ashley Cottonwood) :

I certify this BB complete!

 
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I spread ash today as well!
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Spot in need of ash (I hope)
Spot in need of ash (I hope)
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Dusting ash on it
Dusting ash on it
Staff note (Ashley Cottonwood) :

I certify this BB complete!

 
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Here is my submission for the Rocket - Sand - Add Ash to a Garden Area BB.

I collected plenty of ash from cleaning out the RMH in the Fisher Price House and spread some in the garden.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
 + area behind Fisher Price House that will get ash
  - pic of the labeled area before ash
  - pic after ash
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The hillside outside the back door of the Fisher Price House where I'm spreading ash.
The hillside outside the back door of the Fisher Price House where I'm spreading ash.
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Labeled area before spreading - ground is frost covered
Labeled area before spreading - ground is frost covered
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Labeled area after spreading - frost now has a layer of grey ash
Labeled area after spreading - frost now has a layer of grey ash
Staff note (jordan barton) :

I hereby certify this badge bit complete!

 
So I left, I came home, and I ate some pie. And then I read this tiny ad:
Rocket Mass Heater Plans - now free for a while
https://permies.com/goodies/7/rmhplans
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