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


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use a bucket of water from a shower
use water from a dishpan
move one willow feeder can to a willow candy warehouse
move one willow feeder can to a willow tree
upgrade a willow feeder
plant five trees
give urine to growies

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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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What about growing willows from seed?  I have about a dozen little willow saplings that are currently in containers (planning to plant them into the ground once we get our own place, hopefully next spring).  With all of our rains, they're getting plenty of water in their 3-gallon containers.
 
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