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Work Trade for the 2023 Garden Master Course

Too late!  It's cool, you can still buy a ticket here: https://permies.com/link/best-gmc-ever

Work trade for Garden master course


Thinking about coming to the Certified Garden Master Course at Wheaton Labs, but you'd like more knowledge and experience under your belt before the event...and you'd like to save a little cash? A work trade through the Permaculture Bootcamp might be just the ticket!

Permaculture Bootcamp is a way to learn permaculture and homesteading skills by doing epic to make things even better at Wheaton Labs for Boots.


How Many Weeks?

  6 weeks in the bootcamp in exchange for a ticket to this event.

The Event



With the Certified Garden Master course, you will learn organic, veganic, no-till, and permaculture gardening knowledge and skills. This course will focus on soil and habitat-building for beneficial organisms and systems thinking for gardeners and farmers: how to manage relationships rather than just crops.

Our goal is to understand ecological functions and interactions within plant, soil, microorganism, and insect communities. You will learn how to identify and manage all the relationships that make up a healthy farm-garden-ecosystem--one that does not require pesticides or large off-farm fertilizer inputs .


When to Arrive

November 13, 2022 or sooner! Coming earlier is far better so that you can assure you have a spot at the event!

How to Join

To get in on the work trade, you gotta fork over $100 - unless you have already been here for anything in the past.   In which case, the work trade is entirely free.    The bootcamp does not currrently have a waiting list, but you still need to submit your payment and fill out a questionnaire thing to get in.   This means that you might want to put in your time in the bootcamp this year so you can attend events next year.

To learn more about the permaculture bootcamp, including the $100 thing, click here
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I read that besides the $100, there is a questionnaire to fill out. What sort of questions are on it?
Will I be rejected if I'm not strong, if I'm over 60? or 70? Have excess weight?
I'm willing to work hard, but feel I may let you down or be sent home before my 6 weeks are up.
 
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Luthie West wrote:I read that besides the $100, there is a questionnaire to fill out. What sort of questions are on it?
Will I be rejected if I'm not strong, if I'm over 60? or 70? Have excess weight?
I'm willing to work hard, but feel I may let you down or be sent home before my 6 weeks are up.



The questionnaire consists of some basic info gathering (who you are, contact info, how you'll get there, your lodging preferences...), as well as attempting to understand your goals while at bootcamp.  There are also questions about how well you know permies.com more so to gain an understanding of whether or not you know what to expect as far as the vibe goes and what is expected of you.  

Your body type will no be taken into consideration.  It is important though that you know your limits.  Bootcamp is physical work.  There have been boots of all ages.  

Have you visited wheaton-labs.com/bootcamp?  There is a pretty comprehensive collection of information there.  

I also recommend listening to podcasts about the bootcamp if you haven't.  

If after you've learned a little bit more about bootcamp you still are not sure if it would be a good fit, you should definitely consider coming to Wheaton Labs as a SEPPER.   You do have to pay for lodging, but you aren't required to put in the 40 hours of project work and the nest work that boots do.  But, you are welcome to join in.  It would be a good idea to get a taste for whether or not bootcamp is a good fit for you.
 
Just put the cards in their christmas stocking and PRESTO! They get it now! It's like you're the harry potter of permaculture. richsoil.com/cards
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