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Creighton  HERE is a link to a thread about the gapper program. In the first post you will see a link to it's new and improved Bootcamp program.
 
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Hi, part one is done, it's on the intranet at ASML!  And on FB from my dearest colleague Shirinda! Hope this helps on the short term!
Please let me know if you see  significant changes in pledges since his morning,
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More than 10times the goal amount!!!                                                  10:45 est
$88,904                                                                                                               $92,636
2089 backers :-)                                                                                                    2154[   51 more backers in less than 5 hrs                                                                                                                                      Go,Go,Go!

                                                                                                                                                       
at 6:00am EST
there are now
2103 backers!!!
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$89,620
     So Cool!!!
 
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Wow i almost got a stroke... Seeing how drastically the pledge amount dropped lol
Then again my wife wouldn't be able to kill me anymore...

PS; for those who didn't notice its the usd converted to euros
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Pfaffke van Oilsjt wrote:Wow i almost got a stroke... Seeing how drastically the pledge amount dropped lol
Then again my wife wouldn't be able to kill me anymore...

PS; for those who didn't notice its the usd converted to euros



I see the pledge amount in Canadian dollars. So I always think "wow we made a huge jump!" but then it's just the conversion. But with the way things went yesterday... I have to double check. Because wow that was a huge jump!
 
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Next up:









Click here to go to the kickstarter!!!


 
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$91,155!





 
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Creighton Samuels wrote:

Shawn Klassen-Koop wrote:Next up:



Okay, now I need to finally ask this question.  What is a gapper anyway?  I suspect that it's some kind of working apprenticeship at Wheaton Labs, but I don't know the details, and the details might matter to my adult children.  I'm never going to be any kind of gapper myself...



Miles Flansburg wrote:Creighton  HERE is a link to a thread about the gapper program. In the first post you will see a link to it's new and improved Bootcamp program.



There is a lot of history.   But the word starts with "goofy about permaculture".  

Currently, anybody that has ever paid the gapper fee in the past is welcome to come here for the upcoming PEP1 event starting may 20.   But you will need to reserve a spot.  

We hold free events from time-to-time that are free for anybody that has paid the gapper fee.  So now, everybody that has supported this kickstarter for $100 or more has, effectively, paid the gapper fee.  

Off the top of my head, the gapper free gets you in for free to:

  - tours
  - the bootcamp program
  - free events (like the PEP1 event)

Folks might want to be on the dailyish email to learn about upcoming events.  

Here is a fragment of what was sent in the kickstarter update yesterday about it:


On May 20th, we will have our first ever PEP1 event, people who have already paid their gapper fee can come for free.  Otherwise, it is $100 (the cost of the gapper fee).  Tours: same.  We are talking about having about six free events each year.  Once the gapper fee is paid, you can come to any of these.  Also, the permaculture bootcamp is open to anybody that has paid the gapper fee.   There are currently two spots open in the bootcamp.



During the two week long "free" PEP1 event, people will work toward 16 badges.  Each person will build their own tiny pond, build their own 7 foot tall hugelkultur (driving the excavator), drop 4 trees, carve a spoon, build a three log bench, make a mallet, cook something in the rocket oven, harvest wild food, prep food with the haybox cooker, pickle, ferment, make adobe bricks, sew, sharpen several tools, weld, drystack, build a trail, propogate a tree, create an infusion, create a poultice,  etc.  


  https://permies.com/wiki/98047/PEP1-event



People coming to the bootcamp commit for at least three days, and many people seek months or longer to build experiences.   Once it is full, there is a waiting list.    


  https://permies.com/wiki/bootcamp




One of the current boots, Robbie, posts several pictures a day of his experiences


  https://permies.com/t/80/102602/robbie






And now, the gapper fee is waived for everybody supporting the kickstarter at $100 or more!   And it is transferable.

 
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$92,161!



 
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Shawn Klassen-Koop wrote:

Pfaffke van Oilsjt wrote:Wow i almost got a stroke... Seeing how drastically the pledge amount dropped lol
Then again my wife wouldn't be able to kill me anymore...

PS; for those who didn't notice its the usd converted to euros



I see the pledge amount in Canadian dollars. So I always think "wow we made a huge jump!" but then it's just the conversion. But with the way things went yesterday... I have to double check. Because wow that was a huge jump!



It's really impressive in Canadian.  

 
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Rudy Valvano wrote:I just got a message from a guy I support on Patreon.
Can you cut and paste your last message to your patreon supporters?



Good one!  Done!


Just a reminder if it still seems useful.
I don't know if it was sent yet but I haven't seen it.
Rudy V
 
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Paul says he sent it to both his Patreon accounts. Is it in your junk folder?
 
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I got a message from Paul's richsoil email, but not Patreon.
Not in junk/spam folder.
 
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Strange. Did any other Patreon peeps get an email?
 
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93.863 .... its going fast now!

We can and we will do it!
 
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It's been a while since we posted all of the stretch goals together so I am putting them all here, complete with the most recent progress:





Click here to learn more about Raven's book!


Click here to learn more about World Domination Gardening!

Click here to learn more about Michael's book!

If you are a librarian and want to put your name in the pot, click here!

Click here to learn more about Erica's plans!

Click here to learn more about Davin's plans!


Click here to learn more about David's book!



Click here to learn more about Chemerical!


Click here to learn more about Adam's book!

Click here to learn more about Permaculture Voices 1!

Click here to learn more about Jacob's book!

More Stretch Goals! (We just started running out of room for more images...)

$135,000 - 6 people will get tickets to our upcoming Permaculture Design Course

$140,000 - 6 people will get tickets to our upcoming Appropriate Technology Course

$145,000 - 32 video presentations from the Eat Your Dirt Summit (for backers at $100 and up)

$150,000 - 6 people will get to bring a friend to stay at wheaton labs for a week - complete with a rocket mass heater
   - in allerton abbey
   - the tipi
   - the red cabin
   - the love shack

$155,000 - Dan Chiras’ book “The Scoop on Poop
   - eBook format
   - for backers at $100 and up

$160,000 - David The Good’s book “Compost Everything
   - eBook format
   - for backers at $100 and up

$165,000 - Ma’ikwe Ludwig’s book “Together Resilient” (eBook format, for backers at $100 and up)

$170,000 - Sepp Holzer’s movie “Desert or Paradise” (streaming version, for backers at $100 and up)

$175,000 - Kate Downham’s book “Backyard Dairy Goats” (eBook format, for backers at $100 and up)

$180,000 - The movie “Living the Change” by Happen Films (streaming version, for backers at $100 and up)



CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE KICKSTARTER!

 
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$94,797 $94,972....just $203 $28 from the $95,000 stretch goal....today is a very good day!!!
 
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$95,001!




 
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Shawn Klassen-Koop wrote:Paul says he sent it to both his Patreon accounts. Is it in your junk folder?


I see the messages posted on the Patreon site.
There is a way to send a group email to supporters personal emails.
 
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Organic Pools DIY Manual - by David Pagan Butler  !!!
I am so happy about getting this.
I was going to purchase it anyway. Ever since I first saw a youtube vid on natural pools I was hooked.
Thinking why doesn't everyone do this, it is so much better.
Can't wait to get this and all the other incredible stretch goals and extras.
I knew it would probably pick up the last few days, but WOW has it ever.
Like I said before ...Permie People are just awesome!!!
 
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$97,445
Man that was fast!
Get ready to do the audio!!!
Or have someone do it.
I still would like Paul to, but I do understand all the other things you already have on your plate
and that having someone else do it could bring in even more people that would not normally get to.
Maybe Paul and Shawn could do a few (or more) podcast or Youtube vids on some more of the chapters???
I would really like to hear about....
*
The Dark Side of Native Plant Enthusiasm
Breaking the Toxic Water Cycle With Greywater
Conventional Lawn vs a Mowable Meadow
Natural Swimming Pools
or any of them

PLEASE!!!???!!!

Cause it's not like your going to be supper busy or anything ;-)
I know it would be hard to get it all done,
but maybe for after the book comes out?
I really enjoyed the ones you both did and got a lot from them.
 
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So, if I were to go to Wheaton Labs to pick up my books, could I just do the US Virgin Islands thing and up my pledge by $15?  The books are the only things actually being shipped, yes?  
 
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Part of it is that we have a second person backing at the $1000 level!
 
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I sent out the update for reaching $95,000.

I sent out updates on three of my past kickstarters yesterday and the other three just now.

Wow!  So much, so fast!
 
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Rudy Valvano wrote:

Shawn Klassen-Koop wrote:Paul says he sent it to both his Patreon accounts. Is it in your junk folder?


I see the messages posted on the Patreon site.
There is a way to send a group email to supporters personal emails.



I must be doing something wrong.  How do I do it the right way?
 
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Lyda Eagle wrote:Organic Pools DIY Manual - by David Pagan Butler  !!!
I am so happy about getting this.
I was going to purchase it anyway. Ever since I first saw a youtube vid on natural pools I was hooked.
Thinking why doesn't everyone do this, it is so much better.
Can't wait to get this and all the other incredible stretch goals and extras.
I knew it would probably pick up the last few days, but WOW has it ever.
Like I said before ...Permie People are just awesome!!!



Both the book and the movie are quite good.   Did you listen to the podcasts about the movie?
 
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Lyda Eagle wrote:$97,445
Man that was fast!
Get ready to do the audio!!!
Or have someone do it.
I still would like Paul to, but I do understand all the other things you already have on your plate
and that having someone else do it could bring in even more people that would not normally get to.
Maybe Paul and Shawn could do a few (or more) podcast or Youtube vids on some more of the chapters???
I would really like to hear about....
*
The Dark Side of Native Plant Enthusiasm
Breaking the Toxic Water Cycle With Greywater
Conventional Lawn vs a Mowable Meadow
Natural Swimming Pools
or any of them

PLEASE!!!???!!!

Cause it's not like your going to be supper busy or anything ;-)
I know it would be hard to get it all done,
but maybe for after the book comes out?
I really enjoyed the ones you both did and got a lot from them.



The funny thing is that we put those podcasts and videos out and it did almost nothing for the kickstarter.  So we decided to put our effort into stuff that seems to make a more direct difference.

I suspect that when the book is printed and available for sale, shawn and I will do quite a bit more.  

Maybe this will tide you over for a bit:

https://permies.com/t/41008/dark-side-native-plant-enthusiasm

We took that and polished it to be about 40% smaller and then polished it a few more times.   But what is written there is the foundation.
 
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ron bigelow wrote:So, if I were to go to Wheaton Labs to pick up my books, could I just do the US Virgin Islands thing and up my pledge by $15?  The books are the only things actually being shipped, yes?  



That is true!  I happen to know that YOU will be here for the signing party, so YES, select the virgin islands thing!
 
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Lyda Eagle wrote:Organic Pools DIY Manual - by David Pagan Butler  !!!
I am so happy about getting this.
I was going to purchase it anyway. Ever since I first saw a youtube vid on natural pools I was hooked.
Thinking why doesn't everyone do this, it is so much better.
Can't wait to get this and all the other incredible stretch goals and extras.
I knew it would probably pick up the last few days, but WOW has it ever.
Like I said before ...Permie People are just awesome!!!



Both the book and the movie are quite good.   Did you listen to the podcasts about the movie?





No, I must have missed that one...I will go find it.
And thanks so much for the link  about  native vs not native plants
I am surprised The vids and podcast didn't help out that much
I really enjoyed them.  It is a way to let you understand more what the authors are thinking about, why and how they came up
with the topic, ask questions, etc.  
Maybe once people read the book they will be clamoring for them :-)
Thanks again for the link.... I must go read/watch it now.
And in case I have not expressed it enough thank you for all the time and effort you, and Shawn put into this!
For all the other work you do to help people learn about permaculture and all that it entails!!
Imagine "Standing Ovation" right here :-)
 
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$98,216!



 
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Lyda Eagle wrote:
Imagine "Standing Ovation" right here :-)




Like this?

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What format is the eBook? PDF or Mobi? I tend to read on my Kindle Mobi format.

The Paperwhite PDF viewing is terrible since the screen is so small.
 
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Joe chiarelli wrote:What format is the eBook? PDF or Mobi? I tend to read on my Kindle Mobi format.



We have not yet decided.

 
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Joe chiarelli wrote:What format is the eBook? PDF or Mobi? I tend to read on my Kindle Mobi format.



We have not yet decided.



Thanks for the quick response. Hope you offer Mobi

If you purchase the Physical Book is the eBook included? Id like to support this cause but I need to make sure I can read it.
 
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Not at the $15 level. You can back at the $25 level and swap out one of your physical books for 3 ebook gift codes.
 
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Pssssttt...     99.271 ...
We are in the squisingouteggphase
 
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I also have my fingers crossed for .mobi.

 
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$99,281!




 
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