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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 Commerce

sell your permaculture labor for at least $100


What is permaculture work?
Note, this will probably be expanded on later, however, it needs to be something related to permaculture.  
  • creating earthworks
  • working in a permaculture garden
  • teaching a permaculture topic
  • natural building
  • organizing a permaculture course
  • woodland care
  • cooking for a permaculture event
  • repair
  • building a rocket mass heater (or rocket something)






  • To get certified for this BB, post the following:
      - a description of your labour and how it relates to permaculture
      - Photos of you doing the work
      - Proof that you got paid $100 or more (you can smudge out the personal info, so long as it is identifiable yours)

    note:  this could be several different things that all add up to $100 or more.

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    master steward
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    A local farm bought half a dozen sheep off me this winter.  As part of the deal, I would mentor them in sheep care, working with and marketing wool.  The sheep care was included in the price of the sheep, but the wool work was extra and charged an hourly wage.  Like me, they care deeply about minimizing their input on the land, improving the soil health, and finding systems that reduce labour.



    I attended their shearing day and taught them to skirt (remove the compost from the good wool), prepare their fibre for the mill.

    I also taught how to clean.  Attached is the handout I made for them for that lesson.  The goal is to clean the wool with minimal resources and to create grey water that is safe to use on the garden.

    Lesson plan:

    Day one: 2 hours.
    Sheering set up.
    Skirting and sorting wool.

    Day two: 1 hour.
    Washing wool - how I do with an emphasis on using as little cleaner as possible (the more soap you use, the more water it takes to rinse it out)

    Day three: 2 hours.
    Preparing wool for spinning
    - flick carding
    - hand carding (I used this document for the lesson as carding flax is very much like carding wool)
    - picking (teasing the wool apart)
    - drum carding



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    Sorting and skirting wool takes place on a table like this
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    I certify that this BB is complete!

     
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    For the teaching part... does creating and selling an online course about permaculture or a permaculture topic count?
     
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    Daron Williams wrote:For the teaching part... does creating and selling an online course about permaculture or a permaculture topic count?


    Bumping for Daron's question.
     
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