Ash Jackson

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Hello there!
I've long felt the 'call to cultivate'. I found Paul and his stuff in 2017, and have been steadily watching and learning since.

I'm a Pod People, and have listened to all the numbered podcasts, up to #514.
I've visited Wheaton Labs several times now! Simply put, it's been awesome.
I (still) feel pretty un-knowledgable about a lot (all?) of this stuff, but I'm really excited to learn, and learn, and learn.
That's part of why I am really into SkIP and PEP; because I can learn, and also because it is awesome.

My big-wild-crazy-scary-to-say-out-loud dream is to live in a town with no cars that can feed itself, even if I have to build it myself.
Denver, 6a / BSk, rental house dweller, going back to Wheaton Labs soon
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*cue dueling piano music*

New concept sketch. I'm sure it's hard to parse. Think berm shed x solar dehydrator with a glass roof.

(In all seriousness, the way I see it, we're not dueling, but instead are using our varied tools and skills to try to reach the end goal.
8 hours ago
I like the airflow you're going for with the roof design.

Do we know the summertime prevailing winds direction/intensity at this spot?
What's your vertical clear between the t.o. fph ridge and the b.o. galley high roof beam?
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instruction, regulation, insurance, safety, etc

This aspect has a strong focus on reassuring Otis that you will not simply cash out what you inherit - even when times get tough.  

Otis is looking for somebody who will have a relationship with this land, all day, 365 days a year.   Not somebody that leaves for 40 hours a week.  Nor somebody that leaves for even one day a week for a job (or managing a booth at the farmer’s market).  A dedicated, on-site relationship with the land.  

Demonstrate the ability to be financially self-sufficient without leaving the land.

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Purpose: show Otis that you will arrive with some income and different income skills
develop a possible residual income stream that brings in at least $5 per year
perform some sort of labor over the internet and get paid at least $50

do two of the following: (must include a tip of the hat to permaculture values)
     - sell "goods" (something you made, grew, upcycled or foraged) for a total of at least $20
     - sell your permaculture labor off-site for at least $50
     - get paid for an on-homestead service (cottage industry) for at least $50.


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Purpose: show Otis that you will arrive with a diverse income and broader income skills

develop residual income streams that brings in at least $20 per month
     - must bring in at least $10 before this BB is complete
     - must be at least 2 different streams
perform some sort of labor over the internet and get paid at least $500

do two of the following: (must include a tip of the hat to permaculture values)
     - sell "goods" (something you made, grew, upcycled or foraged) for a total of at least $200
     - sell your permaculture labor off-site for at least $500
     - get paid for an on-homestead service (cottage industry) for at least $500. Examples include:
           - renting out a cabin, tent site, etc.
           - sewing, truck repair, accounting, etc.
           - massage, counseling, etc.
           - classes, workshops, etc.


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Purpose: show Otis that you will arrive with a substantial income and substantial income skills - all without Mr. Slappy

residual income minimum of $600 per month
     - at least 4 different residual income streams

then do one of these strategies :
     - strategy A: more residual income streams: extra $600 per month
           - at least 4 additional different streams
     - strategy B: (Sepp Holzer lite): total $5,000. this income is from:
           - on-site Consultation (people coming to experience the master’s property) (including on-site stays and meals)
           - on-site Tours
     - strategy C: total $20,000. Includes on or off-site methods. Not a job. (must include a very strong correlation to permaculture values). some examples:
           - raise and sell food
           - sell lumber cut from the land & milled on-site
           - nursery
           - sell goods
           - off-site permaculture labor
           - glamping
           - events
           - strategy b stuff
           - cottage industry stuff


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Purpose: show that Otis’s land will thrive financially under your care and/or to show you can financially carry a community - all without Mr. Slappy

residual income minimum of $2,000 per month
     - at least 6 different reliable sources

then do one of these strategies:
     - strategy A: huge residual income stream: extra $2,000 per month
           - at least 6 additional different reliable sources
     - strategy B (Sepp Holzer): total $30,000. this income is from:
           - on-site Consultation (people coming to experience the master’s property) (including on-site stays and meals)
           - on-site Tours
3 days ago
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xxx - This document is under construction - xxx

Some Commerce BB's require a tip of the hat to permaculture values. One requires a strong inclination towards permaculture values. This document is an attempt to define this for the purposes of the SkIP and PEP programs.

- the land is richer for your having been there
- non-extractive

- to strive for less than 1% of the toxicity found in an organic home
- less than 1% of the petroleum, paint and cement
- less than 1% of the carbon footprint
- less than 1% of the petroleum footprint
- less than 1% of the garbage going to the dump

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3 days ago
gilt (past tense of gild, as in gild the lily)
4 days ago
Last day, Mushroom centerpiece, PEP1 Ceremony, and enjoying my bench.

It was a good trip.
A three log bench! I started with a downed tree that had fallen across the trail
Badge requirements have been updated, all prior BB's are grandfathered in.
5 days ago