C Lundquist wrote: However, Some of the sand badges are oddly specific. Gardening for example, I don't have the room for a hugel. I could do the other two, but only for a badge, as they don't fit into my usual methods for my no dig, slug heavy garden. I find this kind of ironic since I have gardened for years and you'd think that would be the easiest badge for me to get. There's been talk about revising this for a year so when that happens I'll be able to earn a garden sand badge. I've been working on some PEA garden BBs even though I have a fair garden space of my own.
C. Letellier wrote:You probably should be asking the other half of that question too. Why not?
I totally get the point of learning new skills and be able to prove it in some form just like holding a degree. That said I am 56 and grew up in a rural poor farm and ranch family with a father who believed in being able to do any job. You never called someone to come fix something or build something for the most part. You learned how and did it. My reason why not is simply that it will take more time to document it than do it in many cases now. By now I am using known skills. While I am always learning most of the base stuff is old hat. And much of the PEP stuff requirements is stuff I don't need currently so it would be busy work. So I haven't bothered. If I happen to do something that applies and happen to take pictures for other reasons so I don't waste much time documenting I will. But for now that is all.
Stephen B. Thomas wrote:My intention at this point is to join an already-established community sometime down the road. To let them know I'm not a complete imbecile, and that I really am interested in the lifestyle, I think the BBs I collect can provide some documented proof that I will be an asset to their community.
Alex Pine wrote:Now I've lost my job because I refused to be vaccinated against covid19.
Mike Haasl wrote:At the past two summer SKIP events there were Otises quietly in attendance. Likely similar to Cat where they want to learn the skills and spend a nice two week vacation to Montana.