Chloe Kincheloe wrote:And as of June 10, 2017 are there any boots to roots spots available?
Since i am brand new to this forum I do have a question. I was wondering if you would consider allowing someone to come say for three months of year for six years to complete the bootcamp?
I am living in Florida year-round but would love to escape the summer heat!
Dave Armstrong wrote:What a great opportunity to quit my day job! Boy I want this! Doing my due diligence, though..
This is the path we most want to emphasize. At the same time, we wish to fill the bootcamp program quickly and get to work. To that end, we offer the following:
To the first person that hits the 12 month mark in the bootcamp, they get a deep roots package after just 12 months.
To the first person that hits the 14 month mark in the bootcamp, they get a deep roots package after just 14 months.
To the first person that hits the 16 month mark in the bootcamp, they get a deep roots package after just 16 months.
To the first person that hits the 18 month mark in the bootcamp, they get a deep roots package after just 18 months.
To the first person that hits the 20 month mark in the bootcamp, they get a deep roots package after just 20 months.
To the first person that hits the 22 month mark in the bootcamp, they get a deep roots package after just 22 months.
For everybody else, it is 24 months.
John Namazi wrote:Excellent! I'm working my way through the podcasts, there's a bunch of them! So are there particular times of year that would be better for extra bodies to show up? I would guess frozen logs and ground during winter would be wise to avoid, so perhaps some time after that? I can start some initial planning for being gone for a week or two based on what times of year work best, and will keep an eye out for any classes coming up as well.
Kara Haltom wrote:Started listening to Paul's podcasts and there is a ton of em. Any recommended ones to listen to before coming for the bootcamp?
Ira Moll wrote:Hey Guys,
I am looking to spend a week at Wheaton Labs at the end of August and have sent the $100 through Paypal. Are there any openings left in the Boot program? I'm starting my first semester at UMT in ecological restoration, but my hearts in the hands on work of homesteading, and im sure I'll be missing it once the semester starts. I've done some permy stuff before, and would like to get involved in as much as possible in the short time I have.
Any suggestions for more vocabulary/clarity? What have we left out?
Michael Jay Anthony wrote:enticing offer. id be down for doing this some day. but i need more committment on your part, if im going to invest time and resources into your land, i need some sort of guarantee of access as long as certain basic agreements are made. also, if i did extra work, was bringing in my own skills, and tools, could i work the acre id be aquiring in the end? also how is this managed? is it a co-op, llc or proprietorship, non profit, etc? id like to know what kind of accountability, if any, there is to what is being offered?
Michael Jay Anthony wrote: i need more committment on your part, if im going to invest time and resources into your land, i need some sort of guarantee of access as long as certain basic agreements are made.
also, if i did extra work, was bringing in my own skills, and tools, could i work the acre id be aquiring in the end? also how is this managed?
jim dee wrote:In my humble opinion, which may carry no value, I think one thing would be to create something more specific for those with kids (yes, I read that thread as well).
It seems that you have slowly changed your view from four years ago due to some factors, and that there Are some families that do stay, at least a part of the time.
From what I read on FB in the homesteading/off grid groups and so on, there are soooo many people wanting to get into this lifestyle, realizing or not realizing what it will actually entail.
And soooo many people don't seem able to have the ability to do this, so I think what your offering may be a great start for some.
I recently got reprimanded on this site for weeding out the "interesting" ones...with no apples given to me!
I actually got my ONLY apple taken away from me...ugh.
Michael Jay Anthony wrote: are folks free to explore different systems on their own acre once rented, or is how we use the land up to paul? like can folks use conventional tunnels, or maybe a passive greenhouse integrated into a hillside?
I'm interested to come out in February and wonder if in the winter there will be a warm place to stay?
Kara Haltom wrote:...continuation of first month update. Apologies for the oversharpened image, next time I will be using a different better file converter. Weekdays are filled with homestead projects. A few days gathering firewood. A few times sharpening chainsaws and chisels after heavy use. Half of this months time has been dedicated to raising Alerton Abbey. Took down the wall for construction. We added three additional support post. And verticalized two main posts. Also added footers to distribute structures weight. The other project of canning kitchen on mobile skids is underway. Its complete enough to put in a RMH during upcoming jamboree. Rafters were harvested from burnt area of forest. Many hours of log peeling after that. Learning a lot about notching roundwood. And getting buildings all level and supported. Will post more by end of the year on projects. Weekends are relaxing with opportunities for more work. Got to do some awesome things with new friends. Found great things while dumpster diving. Collected berries. Harvested hundreds of pounds of apples. Made cider. Celebrated J's birthday. Seen a circus in town. Wo knew Missoula could be fun?
Many Blessings on your day