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Kerry Rodgers wrote:

Kerry Rodgers wrote:I'm offering $20 each to the next 5 residents who start or continue a blog thread in the "wheaton laboratories" forum.



This has gone pretty well, with 4 awarded so far.   I don't want it to end! There are still two slots open in the boot program, and possibly more people will be having a stay at the Labs once the weather gets warmer.  So I want to recharge this bounty by  adding 5 more instances of it to the bounty list.

If you're new to all this, look at the top post on page one of this tread for details.  Note that this is one of the few bounties that can be done on your first day at Wheaton Labs, and even by short-term residents.



Numbers upped to have "6" instances now!!

The Paypal thing is a new policy of theirs regarding "wallets" and how money is handled. Apparently I have to provide proof of PHYSICAL residence vice my mailing information. Fun, as I am on the road.
 
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It looks like Robbie has well over exceeded 90 days of posting for this reward


First Boot to post a pic a day for 90 days
One handmade fairy/elf in your choice of colors, design, etc (see examples here)--from Nicole Alderman
$100 --from Tyler Ludens
$100 --anon963
$500 --Kyle Neath



I'm working on Robbie's fairy. I think those who pledged money can get it to Robbie by either mailing a check or using paypal, right Robbie?

and he's also earned this one!

First Person to make at least one post a week about their life/work on wheaton labs during 3 consecutive months  (Post can be text only, but I like to see some pictures or even videos now and then).
a hand-knitted wool hat/ cap - Inge Leonora-den Ouden
(size, colour and other specifications of the hat to be sent)



Inge has already gotten in contact with Robbie about that, too.


Are there any other pledges that I have missed, that Robbie has earned?
 
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I'll commit $100 for the first to make pep1. Deadline of Dec 31, 2019. Is that timeframe realistic? I'll likely extend it, but want choice to extend it or not. Things can change in a year.....
 
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Hooray Robbie!
 
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Hi all! We realized that the Biological Reverse Kickstarter might have been a bit overwhelming and confusing for some people, so I went through and removed the artifacts that had no pledges and organized everything to make it--hopefully--a bit easier to navigate. Tell me what you think!!!

Also, we've made a simplified, special Biological Reverse Kickstarter JUST for Boots! It has it's own special page HERE (and it's also mentioned at the top of this thread). We're really hoping this will make it really easy for prospective Boots to see what is offered and get excited about the Bootcamp program!
 
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Is this where I post pictures? I am embarking (finally) on the great project of moving onto my undeveloped open range land. I am going off-grid, and am putting in the county-proscribed septic system, just to get them off my back, as far as their zoning and permit garbage goes, and to make the transition as fast as possible. My project will be to start creating mini-swales between the existing desert vegetation in order to start harvesting the rain water that falls on my property. I have about a 20' total difference in elevation over the whole property. The entire property slopes generally towards the east.

The pictures I am posting are my "before" pictures to give you a general idea of what I'm working with. They  show where my homesite will be. I will be posting more pictures that show other parts of the property.

Once I'm situated, I intend on using hugelkulture and a composting toilet-on-a-skid to prepare place where I will plant native trees, such as mesquite and ironwood. In the swales, I intend to plant native grasses and set up a camera station at each test site as I set them up to document my progress. Hopefully I will end up with a lime-lapse video of a year at each site. I have a word-press blog where I can post my notes and the pictures as I go.

My question is, Is this a boot project or a kick-start project? My "product" will eventually be desert-adapted seeds, which I hope to market to other desert dwelling people. I also hope to be able to show visible proof that rain-water harvesting can vastly improve the quality of the range land in this area. I'm hoping that by documenting my project, I can show th neighboring ranchers that they are missing out on higher profits than what they are getting now by letting their cows wander over the open-range (a practice that is actually ruining the productivity of the land).

I am open to ideas and advice, and input on if this is a project worthy of your support.
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Mark,

I think you are in the wrong place.  

Kickstarter = I wanna do a thing and need money

reverse kickstarter = I want a thing done and will put up money

Plus, this thread (and this forum) is for stuff at wheaton labs.  Those pics are clearly from someplace else.

 
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paul wheaton wrote:Mark,

I think you are in the wrong place.  

Kickstarter = I wanna do a thing and need money

reverse kickstarter = I want a thing done and will put up money

Plus, this thread (and this forum) is for stuff at wheaton labs.  Those pics are clearly from someplace else.



Thanks.

How do I move this to the appropriate forum/topic? If you can, please feel free to do so for me. Thanks.
 
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The next 5 4 3 2 6 People who start or continue a blog thread in the "wheaton laboratories" forum. More info on what a blog thread is HERE
* $20/Person from Kerry Rodgers. 6 Rewards left, 1 claimed by Jeremy Butler, by Christopher Lopez, by Philip "Akhu" Huerta, and by Robbie Bassen



It looks like Coco and Jaqi have started media rich threads in the "Wheaton Laboratories" forum.  Thanks!  Special thanks for getting the participants' faces in.

You qualify for the above reward!  Would one of the staff help facilitate the payments?  (and keep me honest if I miss any new threads!)
 
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