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Mike Haasl and Paul Wheaton talk about PEP(Permaculture Experience according to Paul) and SKIP(Skills to Inherit Property) programs, focusing on Foraging. They talk about the future book related to PEP, as well as an extensive discussion of the badges that are both already defined and still outstanding.
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I would like to help with this project! Is there a thread for this already?
 
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Ashley Cottonwood wrote:I would like to help with this project! Is there a thread for this already?



There is a whole category of forums.   And more forums coming out each week

https://permies.com/c/skip

We are meeting (via zoom) several times a week to plow through each of the badges and get them ALL defined.  

BBs need to be created.

https://permies.com/t/132492/create-BB-page-PEP
 
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I kind of wrote up something on how to help.  It's a bit vague and I was specifically talking about the Tool Care badge, but I think it describes our current status pretty well:

Mike Haasl wrote:We can always use a hand with this stuff!!!  

Most of our current work is on the badges that don't have Straw, Wood, Iron levels to them.  If we have them partially done and are looking for general input I make brainstorming threads.  For instance Electricity and Plumbing.  

For the remaining ones that don't have those badge levels, Paul and I have been developing them via phone calls.  If anyone is really passionate about this PEP system, and available on M/W/F mornings, they could join us for those calls.

For the badges that do have Straw, Wood and Iron laid out, we're planning on converting them over to a points based system (like in Foraging, Metalworking and Homesteading).  That's last to do since we at least have defined badges for those ones.  But if someone wanted to take those lists and reimagine them with points and post their proposal, it would be a great help.  

By taking a badge like tool care, with so very many possible things to it, and assigning points to hundreds of tasks, it allows for a much richer badge.  And more likely to be able to be completed.  

I think the metalworking badge may be a good place to refer to when looking at tool care.  Splitting each badge level up into different maintenance tasks like you suggest (hand tools, power tools, mobile equipment, etc) would align with the metalworking versions of welding, sheet metal, forging and shop.  

Then, once all the BBs are defined, we can all start making BB pages.  There will be hundreds of them so help with that would be very appreciated!  

So, long story short, there are many ways to help and they can be as involved as you want them to be :)


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