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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 straw badge in Commerce

For this BB, you will sell your permaculture labor off-site for at least $500.

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
  • doing a permaculture design
  • natural building
  • organizing a permaculture course
  • woodland care
  • cooking for a permaculture event
  • building a rocket mass heater (or rocket something)
  • converting vehicles to electric or woodgas
  • setting up willow feeder systems for other people
  • installing a greywater system with tree crops for someone

  • 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 $500 or more (you can smudge out the personal info, so long as it is identifiable as you)

    note:  this could be several different things that all add up to $500 or more.
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    Location: Pacific Northwest
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    Edge case BB submission
    I co-own and operate Redtail Edge Design https://www.redtailedge.com
    Here is our latest project we are just finishing up. This is a landscape in Ferndale, Washington. My partner and I worked together on this design and project installation management. We started with a concept design and working with feedback from our clients, we developed a master plan. We then contacted landscape installers and hired the best fit for the project. We selected, purchased, delivered, and placed all plants in the landscape. The plant selection is a mix of edibles, no-mow lawn, native plants, medicinal and benefitial wildlife support plants. Below are photos of the design, some of the installed plants, and an invoice with personal info blanked out.

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    Someone flagged this submission as an edge case BB.
    BBV price: 0
    Note: Could you also provide:    - Photos of you doing the work

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    Location: Northern WI (zone 4)
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    I knocked this one out over the last month.  I've been teaching some permaculture classes with a friend and the check just arrived in the mail.  Lucky for me it was exactly $500.  It was a light-duty permaculture design class for people to explore permaculture.  I got a couple folks to take a pic as I was inspecting their work during the mapping part of the classes.
    Reviewing with one group
    Reviewing with one group
    Reviewing with a second group
    Reviewing with a second group
    One student's map - either a great instructor or a great student :)
    One student's map - either a great instructor or a great student :)
    Class listing in the catalog
    Class listing in the catalog
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    This is my favorite show. And this is my favorite tiny ad:
    177 hours of video: the 2017 Permaculture Design Course and Appropriate Technology Course
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