Jocelyn Campbell wrote:Please look back through previous pages to see conversations about how participants are organizing sharing food for this event. Since it is a free event, you are on your own for food.
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:People wonder about food. I wonder about food! So to explain more, and since this is a free* event, the food will be similar to our bootcamp program:
paul wheaton wrote:We provide staples like oats, flour, beans and rice, peanut butter, bread, eggs, coconut oil, fruits and vegetables ... all organic or better. So vegans are well covered. Vegetarians are probably pretty happy. Folks keen on meat will need to bring their own. No problems with cooking meat here, but we generally aren't providing it for the boots.
Even more about bootcamp food is here. We are not providing coffee for this event.
*Note that this is considered "free" even for those paying the $100 per student or boot if they haven't been here before. This is because $100 hardly covers the organic food for two weeks, let alone utilities, materials used for the PEP1 projects, wear-and-tear of things and roads, or the time any of us are putting in to this. The $100 just puts some skin in the game for those registering for the event. I'm an accountant... :-P
Mike Jay wrote:
It's mentioned many times that "organic or better" is provided. I'm assuming any food brought onto the property should also be "organic or better" so that the willows are fed a clean diet of human poo, right?
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:PEP = Permaculture Experience according to Paul
Leif Ing wrote:I haven’t done any BBs yet, and kinda short notice for me (just saw the Kickstarter about 9 days ago and jumped in, wasn’t even thinking about the PEP1 course) but I’m interested in coming! Gotta clear it with wife first, and explain my pledge... lol, but as long as I can swing that and make sure bills are met, I’m in. Can I let you know by Sunday evening?
Ben Bash wrote:Hey Paul! I'll be riding with someone that's coming already. Are there any spots left?! :0
Leif Ing wrote:Ok, wife didn’t kill me... I am going to Montana if y’all still want me! lol I couldn’t figure out how to fill out the app without going through PayPal... ideas?
Also, willing to work on whatever, but especially interested in hugulkultur and the excavator, round wood working, electric and plumbing, hmm, lots of stuff!
Daryl Pierce wrote:I will be needing to rent a tent and sleeping bag or cot. My wife sent a form in a while ago but has not gotten a reply yet. There is a program where I live that builds, repairs, and maintains bikes for community use. It is called Green Apple Bikes (GAB). If I were to build a bike for this program, could that count towards the tool care badge? I also hope to be there in time for the tour on the 19th. Thanks Leif. Looking forward to it
Daryl Pierce wrote:There is a program where I live that builds, repairs, and maintains bikes for community use. It is called Green Apple Bikes (GAB). If I were to build a bike for this program, could that count towards the tool care badge?
R Hill wrote:Hi Joyce, I'm relatively new on this sight and I supported the kickstarter for this wonderful project. I know your mail goes to Missoula, MT but where exactly is Wheaton labs, the site says near missoula; trying to determine if I can get there this year but I may have to defer to next year if that's at all possible. I have a 25' trailer if thats allowed, and I'd like to convert it to solar, right now its 30 Amp with one deepcell.
R Hill wrote:Thanks Jocelyn, I would be fine with just an extension cord to trickle charge the battery and keep the fridge going without running it on propane, I have a 50 gallon tank for water which should last me a bit and the pump runs off the battery too, and I can dump when I leave at a station off site; I wouldn't even consider exposing anyone to the racket of a generator, hence my desire to upgrade my camper to solar. I wish I had known about your site earlier; I am planning retiring soon and downsizing so I can return to the land and self sufficiency. I have plans of building an earth bermed home with my sites on net zero energy usage. Hopefully I can come out later this year, maybe the September SEPPers, but if I bring my camper am I limited to times of my visit or can I come anytime, "with notice of coarse"? I only asked for the location because I would be driving direct. I definitely will be visiting you all, if not sooner, later. Sounds like a lot of fun, and like minded people.