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As many of you might know, we have a Biological Reverse Kickstarter. Basically, it's a way for people to pledge money or things in exchange for people to do something at Wheaton Labs. There's an aweome long list of these pledges here.

We wanted to make one BIG, special Biological Reverse Kickstarter for Boots who stick around! (Here's more information about Bootcamp at Wheaton Labs.) We wanted it easy for prospective Boots to see. We wanted to reward people--like Robbie!--who have posted so much, and to reward people for coming back and posting more whenever they can.




Boots (including Fred, who's like Head Boot) -- 100 days of media (Each day is three pics or a video. The days do not have to be consecutive.  And it is repeatable - 200 days, 300 days, etc. An example of such a thread is Robbie's Permaculture Bootcamp experience)
  • $200, for up to five times --Anon A & D
  • $400 --anon963
  • $400 --Dr H.
  • $400 --Jocelyn Campbell
  • $100 --Kyle Neath
  • $25 --Julia Winter
  • $10 --Jennifer Richardson
  • $10 --Greg Martin
  • $20 --Kerry Rodgers
  • $30 --Kirk Mobert
  • $10 --Mandy Launchbury-Rainey
  • a stay at Mandy finca near Galicia, Spain if you're ever in the area  --Mandy Launchbury-Rainey
  • $25 --Liv Smith
  • $25 --Anonymous
  • $10 --Amy Richards
  • pick one from paul wheaton:
          - Better Wood Heat 4-DVD set
          - Wood Burning Stoves 4-DVD set
          - World Domination Gardening 3-DVD set
          - 100 hours of PDC
          - 77 hours of ATC
          - Rocket Ovens DVD
          - 6 decks of Permaculture Playing cards
          - 6 decks of Food Forest cards
          - The big podcast gob
  • one care package --Debi Baker
  • one care package --Anonymous2






  • If you would like to pledge toward a Boot in this way, just reply to this thread with how much you'd like to pledge! It can be $1, $5, a hat, $40, or something else! Every little bit adds up! If you'd like to pledge anonymously, just PM me!

    Pledge as you can, I'll manually certify the project is completed (the Biological part of things), verification that the means for the Pledge are still there,  the desire is still there, that the project meets the expectation, and then I'll arrange for transfer of funds/delivery of goods.

    And, if there's a specific task you'd rather see a Boot or other Wheaton Lab's resident do, feel free to post about it and pledge over at the main  Biological Reverse Kickstarter page!
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    master steward
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    I would like to add:

    pick one from paul wheaton:
         - Better Wood Heat 4-DVD set
         - Wood Burning Stoves 4-DVD set
         - World Domination Gardening 3-DVD set
         - 100 hours of PDC
         - 77 hours of ATC
         - Rocket Ovens DVD
         - 6 decks of Permaculture Playing cards
         - 6 decks of Food Forest cards
         - The big podcast gob


    Staff note (Nicole Alderman):

    I added your pledge!

     
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    I am hopeful that we can get this to go over $1500!

    This might be a good time to point out that pledging costs nothing.   And if the time comes to pay up, and your circumstances have changed, no worries - nobody will be tracking this down or anything like that.
     
    steward
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    OK, I'll toss in $25 to this reward.
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    I added your pledge!

     
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    Darn It!

    I'd LIKE to pledge at least $25 to the cause, but my budget is really strapped right now. I'm making the big move to my undeveloped off-grid property, and I have no idea what unseen thing(s) are going to take a huge bite out of my meager, bare-bones budget. For me, it's just bad timing.
     
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    I can pledge $10.
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    I added your pledge!

     
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    I also pledge $10.
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    I added your pledge!

     
    pollinator
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    I can pledge $20.
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    I added your pledge!

     
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    I'm in for $30.
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    I added your pledge!

     
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    I can pledge 10 with a little warning!
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    I added your pledge!

     
    pollinator
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    I can pledge $25.

    Staff note (Nicole Alderman):

    I added your pledge!

     
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    How do we send money?
     
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    You can send it to the person via a check (either I can get their info and send it to you, or you can ask them for the info), or just send it via paypal. It'll be based on what is the most comfortable for the sender and receiver. When fulfilling pledges in the big Biological Reverse Kickstarter, everyone chose to use paypal to send money. Those making objects are double-checking wih Robbie for his physical address when the objects are done (I'm still working on his felt figurine and dragon).

    I think anonymous senders are sending me the money and I then send it on to the person who completed the reward. That's what "Anon" and I did when Robbie completed rewards in in the big Biological Reverse Kickstarter page.
     
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    I will send something, not sure exactly what yet, depends on when it is. Likely a bar of homemade soap plus either a home canned/home cooked treat or sewn item like a cloth bag, etc... So basically a couple surprise treats
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    I added your pledge!

     
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    If this gets much better we'll all want to become boots! :)

    Looking forward to lots of great posts.
     
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    Debi Baker wrote:I will send something, not sure exactly what yet, depends on when it is. Likely a bar of homemade soap plus either a home canned/home cooked treat or sewn item like a cloth bag, etc... So basically a couple surprise treats



    Maybe you could just say "one care package"?  



     
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    Greg Martin wrote:If this gets much better we'll all want to become boots! :)

    Looking forward to lots of great posts.



    I am hopeful that the bootcamp will quickly become full and then we get a nice, long waiting list.   If that is the case, I am hopeful that we finish up the berm shed and allerton abbey and a few other things and then move on to the freezer wofati.  

    And then two years from now, ant village will be heavily populated with people that know how to do these things are on a pace to get a lot of hard work done.  



     
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    paul wheaton wrote:

    Debi Baker wrote:I will send something, not sure exactly what yet, depends on when it is. Likely a bar of homemade soap plus either a home canned/home cooked treat or sewn item like a cloth bag, etc... So basically a couple surprise treats



    Maybe you could just say "one care package"?  





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    I pledge $10 and I have no idea what a wofati Is! But I am eager to learn.
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    How can me and my sister get in on this we want to be apart of Wheaton labs and the ant village!!
     
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    Zachary Simone wrote:How can me and my sister get in on this we want to be apart of Wheaton labs and the ant village!!



    Find out more about Bootcamp in This Thread! Make a post in there to get in contact with Paul  
     
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    How many boots are we talking about here? Just trying to ascertain what I can afford to pledge.
     
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    Robbie is about 19 days in.  My guess is that his pace will be to take 120 days to hit 100 days of media rich posts.   Jaqi has three or four posts so far, but I kinda get the impression that her plans are not to go the full 100 days.  

    Plus, you can cancel your pledge at any time.  So maybe you encourage two or three boots and then cancel or reduce your pledge.
     
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    Zach & I have started a thread here ! https://permies.com/t/115886/permaculture-projects/Taylor-Zach-Bootcamp-Journey#945409    
     
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    Nicole,

    I have just now received $1000 to be put to where I think it would do the most good for wheaton labs.  And I think that this spot is the best spot.  

    Maybe it could be $200 added to this BRK, for up to five times?  

    Maybe this could be "from" "Anon A & D" - and I will forward the funds when the time is right?


    If you are cool with this, I think this brings the total to $1265 plus 2 bonus gifts plus two care packages?

     
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    and a pic of the bootcamp peeps from a coupla days ago:
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    paul wheaton wrote:Nicole,

    I have just now received $1000 to be put to where I think it would do the most good for wheaton labs.  And I think that this spot is the best spot.  

    Maybe it could be $200 added to this BRK, for up to five times?  

    Maybe this could be "from" "Anon A & D" - and I will forward the funds when the time is right?


    If you are cool with this, I think this brings the total to $1265 plus 2 bonus gifts plus two care packages?



    Added! Sorry it took so long!
     
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    Nicole,

    I wonder if Fred could be included in this offer?   He used to take oodles of wonderful pics.  

     
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    My work has exploded this year (in some good ways, and some not so good ways) which means I have been stuck at my computer FAR, far too much. Then, we were out of town because my mother's health is declining rapidly. I'll likely be out of town again soon.

    The thing is, this year's boots (and Coco) have been truly AWESOME at keeping the house and kitchen tidy, as well as cooking nutritious and delicious foods for themselves (that they some times share and which even work for Paul's and my uber restrictive diets at times!). Let alone a bedroom upgrade and other fun improvements that happened while we were gone. So. fantastic.

    Working from home is hard some times. There are things to tidy, laundry that needs doing, yada yada; and when sharing a house with 6 to 8 other people, this often gets even harder and more distracting for me. Except this group. These people are kick ass and make things easier, not harder.

    I wish to support them. And thank them. And make their world a bit happier and easier.

    Put me in for $400!!

    My math says that makes $1,665 plus care packages or about $500 per month. WOW.
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    Added!

     
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