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This aspect is for greywater, willow feeders, and other such things.


sand badge
use a bucket of water from a shower
   - to flush a toilet, or to water something outside
   - at least three gallons
   - from pooless showers only!
use water from a dishpan
   - to flush a toilet, or to water something outside
   - at least three gallons
   - verify high quality biodegradable dish soap
move one willow feeder can to a willow candy warehouse
   - write on can "sealed on ____ do not open until _____" (two years later)
   - replace with an empty can
       - at least three inches of sawdust and/or wood chips in the bottom
       - ventilator on side of can
move one willow feeder can to a willow tree
   - must be in the spring when the tree is in heavy growth
   - under the tree, but not touching the trunk
   - cover with lots of wood chips
upgrade a willow feeder (select one)
   - add art
   - improve the urine diverter
   - empty the fly catcher
   - a thorough cleaning
plant five trees
   - willow, cottonwood or poplar
   - must be planted somewhere where they will get enough water
   - since these do not have a taproot, you can transplant or use seed
give urine to growies
   - urine must be put in just one spot
   - one pic technique
       - soil must be moist and plant must be a urine loving plant
       - pic includes urine being applied and you can see the plant
           - probably using a jar or other container for transfer
               - (yes, direct stream is okay, but make sure to crop out your junk)
       - report on what the urine loving plant is
   - two pic technique
       - first pic of urine being diluted (10 parts water to 1 part urine)
       - second pic of mixture being put in one spot for plants

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How many of the above list need to be completed to earn the badge?

Some of them are not transferable to all properties, so this is automatically unachievable to some people. Specifically:

plant five trees
  - willow, cottonwood or poplar
  - must be planted somewhere where they will get enough water
  - since these do not have a taproot, you can transplant or use seed



These trees won't grow well in all climates, and on smaller properties they might not be appropriate even if they did grow well.

And beyond that, conflating greywater use (broadly useful for everyone) to be combined with willow feeder toilets (a substantial infrastructure investment that not every property can have, or would want to have) makes the badge inaccessible to people for whom a willow feeder does not fit into their overall property plan.


 
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All of the sand badge BBs must be completed in order to earn the sand badge.

PEP is designed to work for Paul's ideas and Paul's property with the idea that there will be a lot of other people with other properties who feel like it is a good fit for them.

People who are not into Paul's ideas or who have properties where Paul's ideas do not transfer are welcome to make their own PEX program that fits their ideas and property better.
 
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