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david omondi wrote: and would be good to spend a bit more time with the family...in which case I would arrive Friday evening. If this is not optimal, I can still come tomorrow...but either way I would prefer to take my time getting settled and catching up on some communications i.e. watch the clouds pass, until the pdc starts. Thanks for all your helpful communication.



Friday evening up unto Sunday afternoon are all fine. No requirements will be placed on you until the class starts.  

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The Peasant PDC is now a week underway and going strong!!

The group of students are so awesome!  Many talented and knowledgeable individuals that are working together like long time friends!

Here are a few photos:
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And a gorgeous rainbow, one of the most beautiful I have ever seen(phone camera does not do justice).... The day before the class began as I and one of the students were chopping firewood!!
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The peasant PDC class of 2018

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Most of this video was taken during the peasant PDC

 
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Thank you all for being the inaugural class of the peasant pdc format! We think it has great potential and we so appreciate everyone who was involved!

I'm thinking the PPDC folks were not at the FPH as much as the workshops that took place at base camp, even so, I am wondering....did any of you leave behind one of these items?

 
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Can someone please, tell me if the Peasant PDC/ Homesteader PDC will be happening again in 2019? I found this post a year late, but it sounds amazing!

Additionally, I am trying to figure out the differences between being a Gapper/Boot (I kind of understand the higher levels) if the PDC is happening I would definitely aim to be doing the gapper thing at the same time. (I think that's a thing?)

Any clarification is much appreciated!

 
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First, you can see all the video of the PDC and/or ATC from a year and a half ago ... a full 177 hours of stuff ... here:  https://permaculture-design-course.com

Next, for 2019, I think we are not doing a peasant pdc, but we are probably doing the PDC for scientists, engineers and teachers.  I am meeting with our event coordinator tomorrow eve.

The bootcamp program starts Feb 2 and currently has openings.   There will be a lot of tie-in between the bootcamp program the PEP program.  

Does this help?
 
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Thank you, paul, yes very helpful to know. Bummer about no peasants. I will definitely be binging that content while I am at my soul-sucking desk job (I mean, I'm very grateful to have a job at all...keep reminding myself)

I am very intrigued by the bootcamp.

Do you mind explaining what PEP stands for?

If you are a boot and decide to do a PDC there, can you continue boot-ing after the PDC?

Also is this correct RE Bootcamp...
Everyone pays the $100 fee plus more for an airport pick up

Gapper- works full days, meals are (sort of) included, usually at a camping set up
if you stay long enough you get an acre to play on (ant acre) You become an ant?

Ants- work on their own plots- are there rent agreements written? is labor required like a gapper? Or do you just have to be self-sufficient enough to not be considered a drain, and you get to do what you want?

Sepper- rents out structures and works as desired, not as required.

Thank you for your time! You are doing awesome stuff!
 
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PEP is something I started writing about 4 years ago.   And in the last month or two, I have overhauled it and am spending a large part of my time filling it out.  Basically, a list of experiences in 22 categories.  Formalized in such a way that a person can show what they have accomplished.  Of value to people hiring, and to old folks that are looking for somebody to will their land to.  Stuff that can be done here or remotely.    More in the PEP forum:  https://permies.com/f/178/


If you are a boot and decide to do a PDC there, can you continue boot-ing after the PDC?  



Yes.  That's what fred did.  And fred's been here three and a half years.


Also is this correct RE Bootcamp...
Everyone pays the $100 fee plus more for an airport pick up



Yes.


Gapper-



We don't do the gapper program anymore.  The bootcamp program is far superior.


works full days, meals are (sort of) included, usually at a camping set up
if you stay long enough you get an acre to play on (ant acre) You become an ant?



Meals are fully included, unless you want coffee and meat.   Then you will want to bring a bit of your own.

We provide a bunk most of the year.   But most folks tend to prefer a tent during the warmer months.

You can either pay the ant rent and go on directly to be an ant, or you can come and be a boot.   After enough time in the bootcamp program, you will have your ant rent effectively paid for for a while.   Or you can stay in the bootcamp program longer and have your deep roots package paid for.


Sepper- rents out structures and works as desired, not as required.  



Yup!






 
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Okay! It is slowly becoming more and more clear...

Last thing I want to clarify for now, as a boot you can pay off ant-land with labor? How much labor would pay for an acre? Is it possible to "own" the land without dropping coins, but only sweat?
 
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Once you pay the $100, then you can come as a boot and in two years have an acre with lifetime rent (deep roots).  During that time, it should be quite easy to get PEP3 certified.



 
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Excellent! My bf and I are considering this to be a part of our "next move". Can you only claim your acre(s) of land after the 2 years are up, or can you be working on that land in addition to boot time?

If we show up by mode of our own vehicle, is there a place to put it? Is that allowed?

I see there are two spots open for Feb 2nd. Do you have any clue about spots in late March/ early April?

Thank you for taking the time to reply to all of this!
 
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Mle Power wrote:Can you only claim your acre(s) of land after the 2 years are up, or can you be working on that land in addition to boot time?



We hope to set you up with your acre one month after you have started.   But there are lots of "ifs" - I'm pretty sure they are all documented above.


If we show up by mode of our own vehicle, is there a place to put it? Is that allowed?



Yes, about half the people that come here, bring their own rig.


I see there are two spots open for Feb 2nd. Do you have any clue about spots in late March/ early April?



I hope that all the spots fill up before Feb 2, and then there will be a waiting list.
 
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I was so excited about coming to the PPDC! :(
Can I come to the regular one, not being a Scientist, Teacher, or Engineer? I'm not sure what you meant by that.
 
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Why are you not having the Peasant PDC? It sounds so awesome!
 
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I think that if you have read a few permaculture books, or listened to a couple hundred of my podcasts you would be fine.

Most PDCs  are set for a pace for people that are really new to permaculture.   This one is a couple notches up.

We will be announcing the 2019 pdc in a few days.
 
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Andrew St. Clair wrote:Why are you not having the Peasant PDC? It sounds so awesome!



It was exhausting for fred!

I think we might try again in 2020.

 
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paul wheaton wrote:

Andrew St. Clair wrote:Why are you not having the Peasant PDC? It sounds so awesome!



It was exhausting for fred!

I think we might try again in 2020.



We are gearing up for another educational event in 2019 with some loose similarities to the Peasant PDC, that might be of interest to folks. We'll post about it here when we have it nailed down!

 
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