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using the sepper program to get some permaculture bootcamp experience

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The bootcamp has requirements.  The sepper program gives you access to the bootcamp, without so many requirements.  Yay!

The bootcamp requires a one week commitment.  The sepper program does not.

To get food in the bootcamp, simply meet the bootcamp requirements of M-F 8-5.   Seppers supply their own food, but if a sepper spends 4 hours in the bootcamp, that person can share a meal with the boots.  And if a sepper spends 8 hours in the bootcamp, that person can share three meals with the boots!

A boot will always get a warm bunk in the winter, but some bunks are better than others, and their bunk might be part of "the cooper cabin slumber party" during certain events.  And during the warmer months, some boots like tenting it.  A sepper rents exactly what they want - which might bump a boot!

Sometimes a person needs to do workee-job meetings during boot time.   A sepper can do that as much as they like - and then join for a 4-hour block of bootcamp time as their workee-job permits.  

Sometimes somebody wants to come and do boot stuff, but they want their whole family to be here.   Supposing it is a mom and dad and three kids and mom wants to be with the boots for a week.  There are two options:

   - dad and the kids do the sepper thing while mom is a boot
   - the whole family does the sepper thing and sometimes mom joins the bootcamp and sometimes dad joins the bootcamp

With the bootcamp, the boots are focused on the highest priorities.   A sepper can make suggestions about what experiences they would like to build - and with enough lead time, sometimes the bootcamp steers in that general direction.

(gotta run to a meeting - will come back and finish this later!)

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I tried to make a handy-dandy table of the information in Paul's post:

SEPPER ProgramPermaculture Bootcamp
Hours/day4 hours in the morning, or 4 hours in the afternoon or both8 hours plus nest labor
AccommodationsYour choice of rentalUsually something nice, maybe your choice, sometimes a tent or "cooper cabin slumber party" (tents provided)
Costdepends on rental, length of stay, amount of people
at least $150
Lengthyour choice!at least 1 full week
Can you stay longer?Yep! You can stay a SEPPER, or join bootcamp
or buy a Deep Roots or Shallow Roots plot
You can stay in Bootcamp as long as you want!
Food provided?Bring your own or:
each person that joins the bootcamp for a half day can share one meal with the boots
each person that joins the bootcamp for a full day can share three meals with the boots
Yes! Food staples are provided
Boots cook for themselves
Earn plot at Ant Village?Maybe.   Talk to paul after two months.after 4 months in Bootcamp, you have over a year of rent
Choice of Activities?With some advance notice, it might get worked out to shift bootcamp priorities so the Sepper can experience something in particularWork on highest Bootcamp priorities
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