kadence blevins wrote:* Adopt-A-Gapper 0.7
Send $100 to cover the gapper fee of someone. Gapper promises to email/ write letter/ post back here on permies about the visit/staying there.
* Adopt-A-Gapper 0.8
Promise to match (up to a certain amount??) money for a gapper to come out. Same promise as above.
* Donate to the Earnestness Fund
Just send me the money and i put it in the account. Money will be taken out as decided for varying amounts awarded to different gappers.
kadence blevins wrote:* Adopt-A-Gapper 0.9
Donate money or match amount to help gapper get to The Lab. Once Gapper is there you donate a small amount monthly/bimonthly to them. The Gapper agrees to post about things here on the forums and/or send emails to you weekly (?) about their stay etc.
* Adopt-A-Gapper 1.0
Same as above except you donate amounts as you wish over time and i keep track of it and at the end of like 6 months or a year or something the Gapper gets the full amount in a lump sum to put to a project.
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:
What about kids?
kids - note, this is an older thread that is two pages long
Probably best to quote Paul from one of his posts in the ant village thread:
paul wheaton wrote:As for kids, I think we've written about kids here many times. I wish to make it clear that there have been some kids out here that have been just awesome. But for every awesome kid there's been five that have been icky.
One of the most important things is I am very concerned that people will choose to not try innovations because it could introduce dangerous for children who happened to be walking by. I wish to make it really clear that innovation is 100 times more important then the safety of unsupervised children.
In fact, I think that's the key phrase unsupervised children. The primary function of this property is permaculture innovation. When children are there, it's very easy of the safety of children take a priority over all of these things. So if a parent comes with assurances that that is not something I need to worry about then I feel far more comfortable.