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This is a tutorial for how to get a shiny Badge in your signature. More about what PEP (Permaculture Experience according to Paul) means HERE. And, a bit about how long each Badge should take a skilled person to do.

Step
1

Complete All the Badge Bits for the Badge!



You have to complete all the "Badge Bits" for the Badge you want. Badge Bits are tasks that (1) Create a tangible product, (2) Can be documented with pictures and/or video, (3) Teach a skill through doing it.

Here's a link to the 22 Badges. That page also has links to each of the 22 Badges:

gardening
natural building
woodland care
round wood woodworking
dimensional lumber woodworking
tool care
earthworks
food prep and preservation
foraging
textiles
rocket
metalworking
animal care
electricity
community living
commerce
greywater and willow feeders
plumbing and hot water
nest
natural medicine
homesteading
oddball

Step
2

Make Sure Your Badge Bit Get Certified


If it hasn't been certified in 24 hours, click the button on your post saying something like, "Is my Badge Bit ready to be certified?" If a staff person replies back with suggestions on how to fix it (and we've all had that happen!), fix the thing, and make a new post!


Step
3

Go to the Badge Page and Post Links to Your Completed Badge Bits


Once you've completed all your Badge Bits for a Badge, go to the thread for that badge, and make a post that lists each badge bit and a link to your completed & certified Badge Bit. It should look something like this:

club style mallet (hand tools only) https://permies.com/wiki/30/98371/PEP-BB-roundwood-sand-club
compound mallet (smaller dry stick goes into bigger green stick (head)) (hand tools only) https://permies.com/wiki/30/99244/PEP-BB-roundwood-sand-compoundmallet#927342
carve a big, ugly, nearly useless spoon (hand tools only) https://permies.com/wiki/30/99344/PEP-BB-roundwood-sand-spoon#932678
add one horizontal log to berm/hugelkultur scaffolding https://permies.com/wiki/99605/PEP-BB-roundwood-sand-scaffolding#931527
dry peg in green wood project (build one):
  - coat hooks (4)
  - half log bench (six feet long) on four legs
  - saw horse
  - saw buck
  - stool https://permies.com/wiki/10/99897/PEP-BB-roundwood-sand-drypegstool#932673
three log bench https://permies.com/wiki/10/99566/PEP-BB-roundwood-sand-bench#929095
two coat hooks made from small trees and the hooks are the branches on these trees https://permies.com/wiki/98655/PEP-BB-roundwood-sand-hook#932675



There are a few ways to find a direct link to your post. You can click the little icon on your post and then select any of those links. OR, you can right click on the little piece-of-paper symbol to the right of the date-stamp on your post. When you right click on that, you can then "copy link address." Then paste that address into your post! If you can't find any of those buttons because you're on mobile view, just post the link to the badge bit thread itself.

If no one has dubbed you with your new, shiny badge within 24 hours, click that button, because we're busy people and don't always spot new post in the PEP forum, especially if there's lots of new posts there!

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Quick question, how can break up the text of my write ups with pictures?  Currently my text showes up at the top in one big block. Then all my pictures are below.

I just want to break up my BB write ups step by step with pictures to better document my projects.
 
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Randy Fox wrote:Quick question, how can break up the text of my write ups with pictures?  Currently my text showes up at the top in one big block. Then all my pictures are below.

I just want to break up my BB write ups step by step with pictures to better document my projects.



That feature has been on the list for many years.  

For now, sneaky people post their pics somewhere else and then embed the pics.

 
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I saw this thread before, but didn't read it well enough. Now I understand how to 'report' when I did everything for a BB but then didn't get it certified
 
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Raven has asked me to address the question that somebody else has posed, kinda like this:

I already have lots of experience caring for animals, so I hereby officially request that you give me the badge for animal care.



I do not doubt that you have the experience you mention.  At the same time, this framework is about proving that experience.  Further, it is about proving very exact details in a very exact list of experiences.  So if a person says they have the PEP sand badge in animal care, others have a clear idea of what, exactly, that means.  And they know, for certain, that there is a type of proof that can be viewed.

You are welcome to change your signature to say "I have experience caring for animals."  But to get the PEP badges, you must follow the PEP badge procedures.
 
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