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Keep one for yourself and the rest can go to:

  - teens you like
  - teens you don’t like
  - pre-teens
  - post-teens
  - adults that are stuck in a rut they are sick of.  symptoms could include
           o self anesthesia (weed, hooch, etc.)
           o expressing frustration about their job
           o expressing frustration about how little their job pays
           o expressing frustration that they can’t get a job
           o expressing frustration about the world
           o stopped expressing frustration about the world
           o expressing frustration about how much property costs
           o more than 40 hours a week of video games
           o prison
  - folks dreaming of homesteading
  - mormons - I don’t know why, but mormons super love this stuff
  - catholics - I don’t know why, I just feel like I need to mention them because I mentioned the mormons
  - folks in need of more healthy hobbies
  - artists whose art really sucks
  - scouts, girl scouts, boy scouts, eagle scouts
           o SKIP is a lot like scout badges, but the rewards are far bigger
  - people who say “badges, we don’t need no stinking badges”
            (bundle this book with a book on grammar)
  - that guy that is still in your basement
            (he’ll lose the first copy you give him, so have more handy)

I suppose if you are an old geezer like me:

  - one for each child and grandchild that can read (maybe they will catch the hint)
  - one for each geezer buddy
  - one for each youngster that seems like they could turn out alright
  - one for each youngster that seems hell-bent on throwing their life away on stupid shit



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Maybe you wanna create a group in your area to work on this stuff together, so you get a dozen books and hand them out to the people that might do this with you.

Maybe you work at a suck job and you hand them out to the people you work with so there is something in your life that doesn't suck, and if you get far enough down PEP road you can MUTINY!

 
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about 3.7 million people will graduate from high school each year.  So that suggests that there are about 14.8 million high school students in the US at any time.  Surely this book would be good for a few million of them?
 
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Hand them out to other geezers at your Rotary, Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis, Knitting club, Elks, etc
Other home schooling parents
Other members of your homesteading, permaculture, blacksmithing, master gardener, farming, etc club
Everyone in the local 4H or FFA group
The high school library
The tech or community college library
The little free library down the street
All the people who come to your place and say "I wish I some day had a place like this"
Younguns at your church
Geezers at your church
 
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What if a community garden has a little library?  I think a few copies there would be an ideal fit!
 
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You bet they would!  

I see there being two final users.  Either the young people who would pursue PEP or the Otises.  The path to getting it in their hands could be widely different or the same.  

Telling other geezers at the Kiwanis meeting would introduce it directly to Otises and they'd then pass it along to any PEPpers they know of.

Telling home schooling parents about it would get it directly to the PEPpers.
 
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For people expressing frustration that they'll never own a house or property
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:For people expressing frustration that they'll never own a house or property



Yes! This is a sentiment I hear often from folks my age as the conventional route of getting a mortgage and paying off a property over many years is getting more challenging.
 
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I updated the list.  Any more ideas?
 
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People who have always loved watching these sorts of skills on display on Youtube but didn't know how to get into it.  This is an easy way to dip your toes in the water.  Ie making a mallet or carving a spoon
 
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- My friends with student loan debt and no job in their "field"
- Friends who like potlucks
- Hipster friends who like living sustainably (but are not sure how)
- Friends who making sourdough and canning things
- People in my local homesteading group
- Ski bums / Ski Patroller
- Tree Planters
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- My parents rich friends that don't know what to do with it
- Rich locals that like "green living"
- People who visit my farm stand
- People in my CSA
- Friends with kids that love being outside
- Friends with kids that are book worms
- Friends that run "forest schools"
- Friends that are high school teachers
- Entrepreneur friends
- Local sustainability groups
- City council (of my small town full of hipsters)
 
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The other farmers and vendors at the farmers market.
 
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Our community has started a spontaneous book exchange at our post office.  Take-a-book/leave-a-book.  I have done that w/the Building a Better World book and was FIRED UP to see multiple signatures on the "Pass it on" page, so at least one of the new books will be added to that rotation...
MAYBE at some point take them all and bind them together to be released as an integrated compendium too.
"Pass it on" page is a great idea - please ensure each hardcopy book includes one...
 
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Andy Lewis wrote:FIRED UP to see multiple signatures on the "Pass it on" page



I think this is the very first time that I have heard of somebody reporting seeing multiple names on that page.  Every report up to now has been the person buying the book put their name on that page.

 
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I might see if I could get all school and public libraries to carry a few copies,  and try to interest some high schools in starting a class to cover some sand level activities as an elective.  Surly there's plenty at that level to require 2 semesters of it! And 2 semesters is a good entry level into the world of Permies!

I plan on firing up the grandkids I'll have to work with!
 
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My son and daughter-in-law.
Other people i randomly meet who seem to be in need of it.
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:For people expressing frustration that they'll never own a house or property




That would be me at this very moment, and that doesn't mean that my situation won't change for the better.

My teenage granddaughter, who has her face in either a phone, ipad, or xbox, every waking minute...( I raised her for her first 6 years of life without those things, and happy to say that this does indeed set her foundation) needs this book...I will read it to her if that's what it takes for her to remember all that I have taught her about the natural world ( it's not much, but honor and respect for all of life is  important). Her friends would also benefit, and perhaps getting them talking about this, rather than the latest tick tocker.

I have about a dozen peeps that would read this. Where can I get it?

Thank you all for helping to change minds, methods, and results, for living a more evolved life.

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Might be odd, but I didn't see it in a cursory glance of posted answers:
  Folks that have throneside reading materials available to any and all.
I originally learned about organic gardening/farming from Grampa's Throne.
 
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To give such a book to the people I would want to give it, I'll first have to translate it in Dutch. Those people can't read English (they're too young or have reading problems) or they find it's too much of an effort to read English ...

Those who are able to read English and motivated to do that effort ... they can come here on Permies!
 
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