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Update on the kickstarter
Kickstarter is done. The book will have ca 180 pages and is at the printers already. Printing is supposed to take ca. four weeks, so it will be ready by the end of August / beginning of September. Unless of course there are problems...
Several people who said they would support the kickstarter didn't do so, some others brought in a lot of supporters.

Current situation at Wheaton Labs
Eleven people currently are at Wheaton lab. Fred has been there for over 4 years now. He already had a lot of skills when he arrived but he learned a lot more due to being open to new experiences and eager to learn.

Lots of chop and drop has been done so the growies are doing better now. Hügelkultur beds have never been irrigated but Paul plans to do it this year, to give them one year of proper irrigation so the soil can builds up and improve.

The Fisher-Price house was a replacement for another mobile home with a different footprint. This left some mess of rocks and cement structures of different levels. The plan is now to build a pavillion to house all things rocket mass, solar oven and the like.

Mission and Vision of Wheaton Labs
Wheaton Labs aims to grow the future leaders of permaculture. Paul wants to incubate and accelerate the shaping of those leaders. When they live next to each other and work next to each others there will be synergies not only with the people living there permanently but also with people who come to courses.

It should also become something like a permaculture theme park where people can see and experience things like rocket mass heaters.

There is a plan to build a Wofati for 25 people living together (without stabbing each others). This can be a proof of concept and a model for Wofatis built all over the country or the world.

Everything at Wheaton Labs is done without toxic input, which includes there is no composting of paper and preferably no external input like woodchips from landscapers or soil from commercial composters. There is also no use of plywood for building. The more external  input sources are removed from the systems, the better the output of the land can be controlled and there is the assurance that the toxicity level is the lowest it can possibly be. This should help greatly with illness including cancer.

Paul sees Wheaton Labs as a third try community, for people who already had tried community living twice and each time disliked things but they still want community so they give it one more try.

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Podcast Summary

Update on the kickstarter
Kickstarter is done. The book will have ca 180 pages and is at the printers already. Printing is supposed to take ca. four weeks, so it will be ready by the end of August / beginning of September. Unless of course there are problems...
Several people who said they would support the kickstarter didn't do so, some others brought in a lot of supporters.

Current situation at Wheaton Labs
Eleven people currently are at Wheaton lab. Fred has been there for over 4 years now. He already had a lot of skills when he arrived but he learned a lot more due to being open to new experiences and eager to learn.

Lots of chop and drop has been done so the growies are doing better now. Hügelkultur beds have never been irrigated but Paul plans to do it this year, to give them one year of proper irrigation so the soil can builds up and improve.

The Fisher-Price house was a replacement for another mobile home with a different footprint. This left some mess of rocks and cement structures of different levels. The plan is now to build a pavillion to house all things rocket mass, solar oven and the like.

Mission and Vision of Wheaton Labs
Wheaton Labs aims to grow the future leaders of permaculture. Paul wants to incubate and accelerate the shaping of those leaders. When they live next to each other and work next to each others there will be synergies not only with the people living there permanently but also with people who come to courses.

It should also become something like a permaculture theme park where people can see and experience things like rocket mass heaters.

There is a plan to build a Wofati for 25 people living together (without stabbing each others). This can be a proof of concept and a model for Wofatis built all over the country or the world.

Everything at Wheaton Labs is done without toxic input, which includes there is no composting of paper and preferably no external input like woodchips from landscapers or soil from commercial composters. There is also no use of plywood for building. The more external  input sources are removed from the systems, the better the output of the land can be controlled and there is the assurance that the toxicity level is the lowest it can possibly be. This should help greatly with illness including cancer.

Paul sees Wheaton Labs as a third try community, for people who already had tried community living twice and each time disliked things but they still want community so they give it one more try.
 
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