• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator





HD instant view$95$80$125
tiny (SD) download$150
HD download$200


Instructors

This PDC brings together some of the best minds in the permaculture community. With a variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise, these instructors convey their knowledge during the 2017 Homesteaders permaculture design course.

Tim Barker



Tim has come a long way since his days as a diesel fitter mechanic, and now spends his time between Australia and New Zealand (and sometimes the US) as a semi professional pyromaniac and mad scientist teaching people how to burn stuff and make really cool machines and devices for low carbon living. He currently teaches appropriate technology for the Koanga Institute in New Zealand and Very Edible Gardens (VEG) in Melbourne, to name a few.

He has previously been farm manager for the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia, power station operator/mechanic, adventure guide and professional turtle wrestler. His rocket stove and char making powered hot water systems, ovens and cookers reflect his passion for elegant simple and durable combustion technologies. Other projects include gravity powered water pumps, solar thermal cookers and dryers, pedal powered washing machines, cargo bikes, hovercraft, wooden boats and aquaponics, to name a few. When he is not tinkering he can be found on Macleay Island off the coast of Queensland Australia, where he and his family live and are currently in the process of building a rammed earth house (with maybe a little sailing thrown in).

He is particularly well known for his safe and effective rocket hot water heating system.He brings practical, hands on experience with some truly fascinating projects to the table - this from the Koanga institute:

"He has the practical knowledge and skills to construct almost any project with limited resources."
We're thrilled to have him instructing at our facilities!

Paul Wheaton



Paul Wheaton, the bad boy of Permaculture, was proclaimed by geoff lawton in 2012 the Duke of Permaculture. He is the creator of two on-line communities. One is about Permaculture, permies.com, and one is about software engineering, CodeRanch.com.

He is a powerful advocate of sepp holzer’s techniques, which a recent study showed to have the ability to feed 21 billion people without the use of petroleum or irrigation. He also promotes the use of hugelkultur, which sequesters carbon and eliminates the need for irrigation, and polycultures, which reduces the need for pest control and improves the health of plants. He wrote several articles about lawn care, raising chickens, cast iron, and diatomaceous earth. Paul regularly uploads permaculture videos and permaculture podcasts.

Thomas J. Elpel



Thomas J. Elpel is an author, natural builder, educator, and conservationist. He has authored multiple books: Foraging the Mountain West, Botany in a Day, Shanleya's Quest and numerous others about plant identification, wilderness survival, and sustainable living. He has multiple videos: Building a Slipform Stone House from the Bottom Up, How to Make a Grass Rope, Build Your own Masonry Fireplace - Masonry Heater - Masonry Stove, and many more. Thomas regularly teaches classes on plant identification, primitive skills and natural building. He is founder/director of Green University, LLC in Pony, Montana.

Helen Atthowe



Helen has an MS in Horticulture and Agricultural Ecology from Rutgers University; worked at Rutgers in tree fruit IPM; studied natural farming with Masanobu Fukoka; interned at The Land Institute in Kansas; taught a Master Gardener course in Montana for 15 years while she was Missoula County extension agent; owned and operated Biodesign organic vegetable farm in Montana (1993-2010); consulted for a 2000 acre organic vegetable farm (2011); helped run her husband's Woodleaf Farm organic orchard in northern California 2012-2015; worked for Oregon State University Horticulture Department; and is now farming a 211 acre farm in eastern Oregon with her husband, where they have a mixed fruit and hazelnut orchard, small grain and dry bean production, vegetable gardens, high tunnels, and greenhouse.

Erica Wisner



Erica is a science and art educator, curriculum developer, writer, illustrator, researcher, and rocket mass heater innovator. She loves making things from scratch - anything from blueberry scones to the oven itself. Erica is a skilled educator and project coordinator, with over 20 years of experience building teamwork and leading hands-on learning. Her and Ernie have taught numerous workshops on natural building and rocket mass heaters. Erica has written multiple books on rocket mass heaters, fire making, and survival shelters. She is featured in many videos, documentaries, and podcasts on rocket mass heaters.

Jacqueline Freeman



Jacqueline is a biodynamic farmer, author, and natural beekeeper. She is known for her gentle and understanding ways with bees. She appears in the honeybee documentary, Queen of the Sun and was hired by the USDA to work with rural farmers and beekeepers in the Dominican Republic, using historic methods of respectful beekeeping. She lives on a farm in Washington state with her husband, Joseph, where they have orchards, gardens, two big greenhouses, a small forest, rich pastures and plenty of flowering bee forage. Jacqueline also has lots of experience raising livestock: cows, goats, chickens for laying and broilers, turkeys, and horses. She has two websites: SpiritBee.com and friendlyhaven.com.

Zachary Weiss



Protégé of legendary Austrian farmer, sepp holzer, Zach is the first person to earn Holzer Practitioner Certification outside of the Krameterhof training program. Blending a unique combination of systems thinking, empathy, and awareness, Zach uses an action-oriented process to improve human relationships with earth. Enhancing ecosystems and harvesting natural productivity over time is the ultimate goal - with high initial input, high yield systems that will last until the next ice age.

Zach currently has projects in 11 nations on 4 continents, spanning a wide range of climates, contexts, land-forms and ecosystems. Having experience with a wide range of techniques and systems (from natural building, to greenhouses, to carpentry, to watershed restoration), Zach also graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Ecology. He has two websites elementalecosystems.com and holzerpermaculture.us

Davin Hoyt



Davin is an architect, artist, and entrepreneur. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Architecture and has 16 years of drafting experience. Davin has established two community gardens in Georgetown, Texas and he is the first to map wheaton labs. Davin practices architecture as a one-man firm and will soon be a small restaurant chain partner. He is the future illustrator of Paul's book on "Wofatis".

~

The attendees enjoyed a wide variety of lectures and projects, and got an up close and personal tour of Wheaton Labs.





















The appropriate technology course:

1. Solar - (passive, heating, cookers, ovens, dryers. Panels, charging, storage, lighting, mobile powered units).

2. Heating Temperate shelters - rocket stoves ( dimensions, materials, uses (hotwater, oven, cooking, mass heating). wood stoves, solar, thermal mass, insulation, floors, composting. Thermal mass greenhouses

3. Cooling Tropical shelters - shade, wind, ground cooling ducts, orientation, thermal mass, roofs

4. Water - filtering, purity, potibility, design, pumps, swales, ponds, air wells, drilled wells, collection systems, storage, IBC's, Grey water (recycling, uses, low cost methods, legal, productive uses)

5. Sustainability - energy audits, home, farm, food security - measurement

6. BioChar - production and use

7. Compost Toilets - Types, designs, Humanure, urine, safety, regulation, reality.























The schedule for the permaculture design course:

Day 1: Introduction to permaculture
Session 1: Tim Barker - welcome and introduction to course
Session 2: Tim Barker - introduction to permaculture
Session 3: Tim Barker - history & context of permaculture
Session 4: Tim Barker - design framework; ethics

Day 2: Design concepts and themes
Session 1: Tim Barker - permaculture design process
Session 2: Tim Barker - design process: ecosystems; holistic perspective
Session 3: Tim Barker - design principles: connections, diversity
Session 4: Tim Barker - design principes: nutrients, energy
Evening Session: Ernie & Erica - Fire

Day 3: Methods of design
Session 1: Tim Barker - design principes: succession, resources
Session 2: Tim Barker - design principes: small-scale, edges
Session 3: Tim Barker - design principes: overview
Session 4: Tim Barker - design principes: summary
Evening Session: Byron Joel - introduction to keyline design

Day 4: Managing holistically
Session 1: Tim Barker - history & context of holistic management
Session 2: Tim Barker - decision-making process
Session 3: Tim Barker - triple bottom line
Session 4: Tim Barker - forming holistic context
Evening Session: holistic management videos

Day 5: Climate and land form
Session 1: Tim Barker - climate zones, brittleness scale
Session 2: Tim Barker - land shape & brittleness; landscapes
Session 3: Tim Barker - patterns; reading landscape; design teams formed
Session 4: Davin Hoyt - architectural & landscape drawing
Evening Session: Davin

Day 6: Water and access
Session 1: Zach Weiss - ecology; water retention landscapes
Session 2: Zach Weiss - earthworks: model building
Session 3: Tim Barker - zones & strategies
Session 4: student designs
Evening Session: Zach - elemental ecology

Day 8: Trees & soils
Session 1: Byron Joel - tree ecology; succession
Session 2: Byron Joel - strategies & techniques; zones; summary
Session 3: Helen Atthowe - soils: ecology, structure, chemistry, biology
Session 4: student designs
Evening Session: Helen Atthowe - creating a commercial forest garden

Day 9: Soils & crops
Session 1: Helen Atthowe - soil strategies & techniques zones 1-4
Session 2: Helen Atthowe - crops; grass, herb & forb ecology
Session 3: Helen Atthowe - strategies & techniques, zones 1-4
Session 4: student designs
Evening Session: Jacqueline Freeman - building relationships with farm animals

Day 10: Animals
Session 1: Jacqueline & Joseph - beekeeping
Session 2: Jacqueline & Joseph - animal ecology, ethics, zones 1 & 2
Session 3: Jacqueline & Joseph - animals: zones 1-4
Session 4: student designs
Evening Session: Paul Wheaton - animals in the landscape

Day 11: appropriate technology
Session 1: Ernie & Erica - appropriate technology
Session 2: Ernie & Erica - strategies & techniques for differen climates
Session 3: Ernie & Erica - strategies & techniques for different climates
Session 4: student designs
Evening Session: Paul Wheaton - animals in the landscape

Day 12: Bioregions & Communities
Session 1: Tim & Byron - community vs self-sufficiency; bioregions & communities
Session 2: Tim & Byron - eco villages; intentional communities
Session 3: Paul Wheaton - making a living using permaculture
Session 4: student designs
Evening Session: Jocelyn Campbell - money & finance

Day 13: Botany in a day
Session 1: Thomas Elpel: simple plant botany
Session 2: Thomas Elpel: plant walk; try out new identification skills
Session 3: Thomas Elpel: homesteading experiences
Session 4: student designs
Evening Session: design time

Day 14: Design time; presentations
Sessions 1-3: Design time
Session 4: presentations
Evening Session: talent show

















📦Buy this as a gift!
Get access to view this content
Seller paul wheaton



Related threads:

All of the PDC & ATC - Live, tiny download, andHD instant view
All of the PDC evening presentations - HD instant view
All of the ATC - HD video
All of the PDC - HD video
All of the PDC & ATC - tiny download

Other courses at Wheaton Labs:

2017 Rocket Mass Heater Workshop Jamboree Starts October 6, 2017
COMMENTS:
 
Justin Gonzales
Posts: 32
Location: Tacoma, Wa
1
hugelkultur toxin-ectomy wofati
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Awesome can't wait to watch!!
 
paul wheaton
master steward
Posts: 22374
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
bee chicken hugelkultur trees wofati woodworking
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
We have a new feature, but my forum super powers make it so that I cannot see the feature.

Can folks tell me what they see in the first post?  It should be one of two things:

1)   they see a lot of images and a lot of text telling folks what they will get, followed by a black screen with some purple info to buy stuff.   This is what people should see if they do not own this.

2)   they see the premium content and they do NOT see a lot of images and stuff in the first post.  This is because they do happen to own this content.

I especially would like to hear from group "2". 

 
paul wheaton
master steward
Posts: 22374
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
bee chicken hugelkultur trees wofati woodworking
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
A taste of the videos within:



Thanks to my patreon peeps for pushing me into making videos again.

Julia Mason
Josh Phillips
wade L
Jason Hower
Bill Crim
Chris Holly
Doug Barth
James Tutor
Mark Allen
Kelton Mitchell
David Ingraham

http://patreon.com/paulwheaton
 
Donald Wagner
Posts: 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
paul wheaton wrote:We have a new feature, but my forum super powers make it so that I cannot see the feature.

Can folks tell me what they see in the first post?  It should be one of two things:

1)   they see a lot of images and a lot of text telling folks what they will get, followed by a black screen with some purple info to buy stuff.   This is what people should see if they do not own this.

2)   they see the premium content and they do NOT see a lot of images and stuff in the first post.  This is because they do happen to own this content.

I especially would like to hear from group "2". 



I fall into group "1".   If I buy the $125 instant view HD version, I assume I can view it more than once?  If so will it always be available? Or will it go offline at some point in which case you'd need the download if you wanted to see it again.
 
paul wheaton
master steward
Posts: 22374
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
bee chicken hugelkultur trees wofati woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
If I buy the $125 instant view HD version, I assume I can view it more than once?  If so will it always be available? Or will it go offline at some point in which case you'd need the download if you wanted to see it again.


You get to see it over and over for many years. 

I am reluctant to say "always" because I don't know what the internet will be like in 10 to 20 years.  The current intent is "always" (with emphasis on the quotes). 

And it is the same amount of time if you get the download - cuz people have a habit of downloading and then losing their download somehow and they need to download it again.  

Frankly, I think "instant view" is the best way to fly.  Faster, easier and it just seems like the whole world is moving toward instant view.



 
Timothy Skogen
Posts: 8
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I purchased the $150 package and have figured out how to access all of the goodies except the 177 hours of streaming content. Is it possible to upgrade to HD download from HD streaming?
Thanks Tim
 
paul wheaton
master steward
Posts: 22374
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
bee chicken hugelkultur trees wofati woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Timothy Skogen wrote:I purchased the $150 package and have figured out how to access all of the goodies except the 177 hours of streaming content. Is it possible to upgrade to HD download from HD streaming?
Thanks Tim


Timothy,

I think we have a brand new feature in this software.  Just hours old.  You will be the first to test it. 

At the top of this page, and every page on the forums, is a link that says "my stuff".  If you click on that link, it should show you all of your stuff.  Does that work?

Next, if you look at the forum that has all the HD streaming stuff, you should see some threads about upgrading to what you want. 

Does this help?

 
Timothy Skogen
Posts: 8
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thanks Paul
The my stuff link worked.
The link to upgrade PDC to download from streaming was available but I did not find a link to upgrade ATC to download.
I see something called the evening sessions and tour is this part of the PDC or is it a separate purchase?
Thanks Tim
 
paul wheaton
master steward
Posts: 22374
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
bee chicken hugelkultur trees wofati woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
you already have all the evening stuff.

check the private forum that has the atc HD streaming for the atc upgrade.
 
paul wheaton
master steward
Posts: 22374
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
bee chicken hugelkultur trees wofati woodworking
 
Destroy anything that stands in your way. Except this tiny ad:
Thread Boost feature
https://permies.com/wiki/61482/Thread-Boost-feature
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
📦Buy this as a gift!
Boost this thread!
permies Affiliates Program
Click here to learn how to be an affiliate for "177 hours of video: the 2017 Permaculture Design Course and Appropriate Technology Course", and start earning 40% of the sales it makes!