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Paul sits down with three of the five boots at bootcamp (Dez, Magdalene, and Grey) to discuss how much the bootcamp sucks, as well as few upsides that they get out of the way first.

First off, all boots agree that more are boots are needed and welcome, and although listening to a lot of podcasts often implies that you’ll do well there, it’s not a requirement as for example Magdalene only listened to three before showing up.  Listening to a bunch of podcasts will fill you in on Paul’s worldview, which is a bit different from normal permaculture, and even more so from the world’s “normal”, but the main ingredients for having a good time at bootcamp are 3 doses of give-a-shit, 3 doses of figure-it-out, and to want things to work out.  This is probably best characterised by the current good pace of progress compared to previous groups of boots that spent an average of 3-5 hours a day talking with Paul about what to do next.

The wofati greenhouse is done in large part thanks to Josiah, who, in a hartwarming tale of bootcamp success, got engaged to Jen and ran off down to Texas to get married and had a ranch fall on them (not literally).  Having survived the Texas wedding, they’re now getting set up and can start doing all the bootcamp things on their own land and maybe even get payed to do it for other people.  Or just spend the rest of their days staring at cow butts.  Back on the greenhouse, Donkey rated the roundwoodwork as first class when he saw the work at the RMH Jamboree, as well as praising the Solarium.

Relevant Threads

Dez's Bootcamp Experience (BRK)
Grey's Bootcamp Journal
Magdalene’s Bootcamp Experience

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