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It's happening! The Kickstarter for the Truly Passive Greenhouse movie has started!



For the first two days of the kickstarter (until June 26th @2:00pm MST), if you support at even $1, you will get all 40+ goodies! See the complete list of goodies HERE!




We wish to reward the people who tell others about the Kickstarter. More info HERE! A full media kit is available HERE.





Our media kit is full of images, graphics, banners, information and links. If there's more information or other graphics you need, ask for it HERE in the media kit.




The problem: All greenhouses in a cold climate need heat.  So they consume energy and require human discipline.  At the same time, it is possible that on a sunny day, a greenhouse can get hot enough to kill everything inside.  


The solution: We have a plan to create a greenhouse that requires no heat, and will never overheat.  Mostly, we will use the heat from the summer to heat the structure through the winter.  And if we have a moment of excess heat we will passively store it and save it for later - with no harm to the plants, all with no need for human discipline.  (Details below)  If this kickstarter is funded, we will build it and share the progress via the internet as we do it.  .



You can find even more information on the kickstarter page:

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I made it so you can get to this thread via:

permies.com/greenhouse
permies.com/w/greenhouse
permies.com/kickstarter
permies.com/kick


 
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Just put in my money towards this kickstarter !!
I am hoping that you do really well : )
 
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In for $100...hopefully you crush the goal
 
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I put in 100  :) I want to see this work!! :D
 
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kk, my hundred bucks is in.
go go Gadget kick-starter
was at 2.8k on my submission.
 
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In at $50!
 
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The monthly-ish has been sent.  It says:

I'm excited about this kickstarter!  What if it works?  Maybe every year can be loaded with a new experiment.   I'm already hearing from people that want us to test the freezer wofati idea.  How about the whole thing where we grow lemon trees, outdoors, in montana?   And then several have been asking, repeatedly, for the humus well project to be tried.  I should make a list!

This is the moment!  The kickstarter is NOW OPEN!   Last year when we were handing out the goodies for the earlybirds, we had a lot of feedback from people that felt left out that they didn't get the earlybird stuff.   So NOW is your chance!  The earlybird window officially closes on Friday at 2pm mountain time.  

If you support the kickstarter right now for even just $1 you would get all this:

- Sepp Holzer's movie "Farming With Nature"
- The New Native Bee Guide from Crown Bees
- The cookbook "Cook With What You Have"
- The movie "Common Weeds and Wild Edibles of the World" (4 gift codes)
- The 100th issue of Permaculture Magazine
- Issue #1 of Living Woods Magazine
- The first 23 pages of Mike Oehler's $50 and up Underground House Book
- The first 25 pages of Mike Oehler's The Earth Sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book
- PDF from Willie Smits: The Role of the Private Sector in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Jacqueline Freeman's video about catching wild honeybee swarms
- Chapters 1-10 of "Green Prosperity" by Thomas Elpel
- Pawpaws and Permaculture Chapter from the book "For the Love of PawPaws" by Michael Judd
- PEP badge tracker app by Ash Jackson
- Permaculture Playing cards as a PDF (4 gift codes)
- Permaculture Thorns - a book about trying to build permaculture community
- Matt Walker's Pre Port Secondary Air Tube Plans
- Justin Rhodes 45 minute Tour of Wheaton Labs Basecamp (4 gift codes)
- Stefan Sobkowiak's eBook "The Permaculture Orchard: Beyond Organic Q&A"
- 30 minute long Care and Feeding of a Rocket Mass Heater (4 gift codes)
- 21 podcast review of Sepp Holzer's Permaculture
- Helen Atthowe's Food Forest presentation (4 gift codes)
- Tim Barker's Ram Pumps presentation
- Karl Treen's Food Forest Card Game PDF
- Jacqueline Freeman's video about planting for honeybees
- Learning to Spin on a Drop Spindle by Raven Ranson
- the eBook "10 Healing Garden Herbs" by Elaine Sheff
- the Fungi chapter from the "Edible Landscaping" book by Michael Judd
- Chapters 1 through 4 of "Dairy Farming the Beautiful Way" by Adam Klaus
- "Understanding Goats" chapter from the book "Backyard Dairy Goats" by Kate Downham
- Thermophilic Compost for the Garden or Homestead by Alan Booker
- Common Sense Approach to Bread Making by Everyday Artisans
- Farm and Animal Relationships - 2 hour presentation by Jacqueline Freeman
- "6 Ways to Keep Chickens" PDF (4 gift codes)
- Permaculture Money and Finance presentation by Jocelyn Campbell (4 gift codes)
- 4 hour presentation "Animals in the Landscape" by Paul Wheaton (4 gift codes)
- Unofficial Companion Guide to the Rocket Oven DVD by Wild Homesteading
- Neil Bertrando's presentation slides "Permaculture Applications for the Commercial Farm"
- Uncle Mud's cheat sheet for sourcing earthen building materials
- PDF from Kate Downham "Ten Things you can do NOW towards future homesteading"
- lots more!

And you also get the stuff that is offered at the $1 level for the full duration of the kickstarter:

- New microdoc about round wood timber framing - the berm shed
- 17-podcast review of Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway
- SKIP ebook rough draft
- microdoc about 19 skiddable structures (4 gift codes)
- wofati microdoc (4 gift codes)
- microdoc about cooking with a rocket oven (4 gift codes)
- hugelkultur microdoc (4 gift codes)
- cool public thanks

Of course, if you throw in $9 more, you get:

- the full movie as HD streaming - what this whole is kickstarter is shooting for!
+ all the earlybird stuff
+ all the stuff at the $1 level
+ all the stuff at the $5 level
    - eBook "Building a Better World in Your Backyard" (gift code)
    - full movie “Ponds” from the World Domination Gardening 3-DVD set
    - full movie “Building a Cob Style Rocket Mass Heater” (gift code)
    - access to the Secret Inner Circle forum on permies.com


This giant mountain of stuff is because I am so deeply grateful that you support my project!  Plus it is a big dose of encouragement from a lot of authors, videographers and others as well.  So often people are hyper focused on the ugly in the world. So for a moment today, you can be part of a huge push with a huge crowd of lovely people wishing to make things a little better for everybody!




It takes about 12 hours for all 85,000 emails to go out.
 
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I doubt those all those mails will be needed, you're over half way to target already.
 
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Chris Kay wrote:I doubt those all those mails will be needed, you're over half way to target already.



But, if we get over our target, we get to talk about Stretch Goals! That's when the real fun starts!
 
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okay, if we get to push the over-ton window a tad; how about hiring Paul Stements as a consultant on naturally producing the waterproof membrane you'll need to install. I bet he could pull off a living waterproof barrier if anyone could.
 
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Great to see how well it's doing! I put in my pledge and I'm excited to see how this goes!
 
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I'm going to go out on a limb and say ... that there are people frantically working on stretch goals right now!

Less than $1,000 away from the current goal! WHOA! What was that? 3 hours ?!?!

Nice work team

 
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Woohoo....just pledged.....we're over the first funding goal!

Edit:  Nicole types faster than me!
(and her post is MUCH cooler!)
:)
 
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Stretch goals?
 
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Kyle Bob: Stretch goals are "Cool, we got enough money to do this, can we raise enough to add THAT too?"
 
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I knew it would be funded fast, but wow, in just a little over 3 hrs. Amazing!!!
 
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Oh good!   Phew!  I guess people are okay with us doing this type of kickstarter!

That was about 3 hours and 15 minutes.  So about double the coin from last year which was also funded in about three hours!

Stretch goals:  I think it is good to talk about stretch goals as soon as we have finished the list of who to tell about the kickstarter!

Now I gotta get back to work making links and telling folks!


 
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Anybody have suggestions for stretch goals?
 
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I could do plans for the berm shed
 
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I posted something to reddit if anybody wants to say something there:

https://www.reddit.com/r/homestead/comments/hepjfx/i_started_a_kickstarter_a_moment_ago_about_doing/

 
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I like Chris's suggestion for a stretch goal:

Chris Kay wrote:okay, if we get to push the over-ton window a tad; how about hiring Paul Stements as a consultant on naturally producing the waterproof membrane you'll need to install. I bet he could pull off a living waterproof barrier if anyone could.

 
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I'd also like to see if Stamets has anything to say about keeping wood in the ground from rotting.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:Anybody have suggestions for stretch goals?


Maybe putting in a bunch more 20' drop pipes that can be sealed off or opened to demonstrate how many is enough and where the rate of diminishing returns is?  That way we all learn how many we should put into ours when we all build them.
 
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Is it just me or are Paul's Kickstarters like Christmas?  We look forward to them, then we get all excited as they get going and then we all get a ton of presents!
 
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paul wheaton wrote:The monthly-ish has been sent.


I haven't seen it yet (maybe it'll come closer to 12 hours from when sent) but I didn't wait -- I'm in already!
 
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Lif Strand wrote:

paul wheaton wrote:The monthly-ish has been sent.


I haven't seen it yet (maybe it'll come closer to 12 hours from when sent) but I didn't wait -- I'm in already!



I just checked the status - it's not even halfway done!
 
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paul wheaton wrote:

Lif Strand wrote:

paul wheaton wrote:The monthly-ish has been sent.


I haven't seen it yet (maybe it'll come closer to 12 hours from when sent) but I didn't wait -- I'm in already!



I just checked the status - it's not even halfway done!



I was too anxious to wait.  This is a GREAT kickstarter!  
 
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Yeehaw!  

Congratulations!

If you're thinking about stretch goals, I'd love to see some plans without the earthen roof. This far north, putting a roof on it like that would mean my greenhouse is shaded from May to August, because the sun is so far north in the sky.

Well done, you guys!  I am excited to see this project unfold.
 
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Greg Martin wrote:Is it just me or are Paul's Kickstarters like Christmas?  We look forward to them, then we get all excited as they get going and then we all get a ton of presents!



Yes Greg, got it in one!

It has also absolutely nothing to do with Covid-19 and impending economic collapse - what a b# relief that is.

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Congratulations on being funded so quickly!

This is a really exciting Kickstarter and I'm happy I could back it and share it.
 
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It's about to break top 30 for trending kickstarters! For all projects, globally!  

It looks like it's #1 on trending for Film & Video!
 
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