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Paul, and co. (Mark, Kyle, Katie and Opalyn) continue their grand overview of the empire, covering the upcoming rocket mass heater and permaculture Jamborees as well as the state of the site.

There’s a lot of work to be done on the Rocket Mass Heater Jamboree, but designs are being made including for Bartell’s Bunkhouse.  Only 8 spots left (at time of speaking), so if you want to sign up, be quick!  

About 80% of traffic that comes to Permies.com comes from google, and for whatever reason that has fallen by 40%.  With a seasoned search engine optimization guy, fixing this would probably take two weeks, but there’s no-one with such expertise on hand and fixing it without them would likely take 6 months.  Thanks, google.  On a more positive note for the site, there’s now a more efficient BB approval method for anyone that wants to help approve BBs - just press the BB button on the top of the page next to the search bar.  Furthermore, there’s improvements coming to image management and a new mobile/desktop look in an effort to make a responsive design - link to the feedback thread below.

In spite of the heat, the feedback from the PTJ this year was very good and plans are being made to ensure that next year’s events are even better.  For example, Paul wants the leader-to-newbie ratio to be closer to 1:4, so he’s going to be setting up more BB20 events to get more people more experience, and then offer them leader roles in the PTJ.  Final items on Paul’s list is to get more boots up at bootcamp to just get everything working properly, and to infect a billion more brains, with the discussion on how to do that turning towards ticktock videos.

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2021 Rocket Mass Heater Jamboree - Wheaton Labs

Calling All Permies!! We Need Input/Advice for a new "Adaptive" View

2022 Permaculture Technology Jamboree at Wheaton Labs

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Hi Paul. How is it for people from outside the USA to be a boot (for some time)? I know there was an English guy, and there was a Canadian (maybe he wasn't a boot, but he was there ...). But now, with everything made more difficult with 'restrictions', is it still possible for someone from a different country to stay in the USA for several weeks or even months? If it is, what do they have to consider if they want to do so?

 
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Inge,

That's a lot of government stuff I know nothing about.  I can say that I don't think we've seen anybody here from outside the us for over a year.
 
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Thank you for the answer. No, probably not. But I asked this because when I promote Permies, Wheaton Labs, the bootcamp ... what if there's someone from the Netherlands or Belgium who is interested in becoming a boot ... would that even be possible?
 
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No objections from me.

Of course, it would be hard for them to do the acre thing.  They could get some free courses.  But most of all, yes, they can be in the bootcamp as long as they like until the government(s) kick them out.

We've had more than a hundred boots over the years, and I suspect that a quarter of those were from outside the us.
 
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