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carrie watson wrote:I try to support the $15 category but when I click on it, it boosts the amount up to $30, which I can't afford. What am I doing wrong?



Do the $10 click, Carrie, which will get you the E-book and still all the other goodies that come at $30, I THINK, and then you can go outside and hug a tree. If you really really really need and want the paper book I will pay the $15 shipping for you. And you can do some good service for some charity where you live. WIN WIN WIN, right?

I'd do an e-transfer or even put 15 bucks into an envelope and snail mail it to you. [No, I am not pulling your leg.] You'd never hear from me again and sometime you could pay it forward.

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Heidi McPherren wrote:[

I was talking about printing out or making some kind of spiffy looking thing to track and share PEP and SKIP stuff just a few months ago to teach for homeschool kiddos on our land, as well as the workshops and rotating work parties we plan to have.
Also last year when we renovated and sold our house in town we wished we could find an older person to pair with to lend out hands and hearts to, learn with, and continue their vision instead of the current way things go. We didn't find anyone that fit, though we looked at Oregon Farm Link and asked around. We need to have more discussions on this in a wide group so that the Otises of the world know there is hope to not just have their land sold to a developer or become fallow. We wondered how to make this more real more than once.
Poof! Here you all are already on it. So of course we'll throw down with ya. It's how I wish the world worked and I do truly believe that voting with my dollar is the most effective way to make that happen.



I clicked on the button that said "mark this as helpful". I clicked on it  because there was no button for "mark this as heartwarming".

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Janie Brackett wrote:I upgraded my pledge to $65. Does this mean I might win a ticket to a SKIP event? (Trying to ensure I have the correct idea. A first glance I thought “everybody” was going to get six tickets... each... I wondered how the heck y’all were gonna manage that!) So I logged into permies and read more. Maybe it’s a Blonde Moment...

Anybody else misunderstand as well?



I'll say that "you might win" is correct.  We will send a survey out to see who would want the tickets.  Then once we hear back, the 6 highest pledges get the tickets.  So, theoretically someone at $65 could win the tickets.  Someone at $6,000 has a really good chance.

And yes, 6 tickets are available, not 6 per person

(edited to correct a number)
 
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Kickstarter just told us that we're a
"Project That They Love"

Paul's never had that happen before so this is really awesome.  That should bump it up on their algorithms and give it more visibility to people coming to it from outside of permies.com

YAY!!
 
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    $32,028!





 
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Today is day 2 - the first full 24 hour day.

So far today we have raised $9780.   It is now a bit past 2 in the afternoon.


Day 2 for the greenhouse kickstarter:  $14,346

Day 2 for the better world book kickstarter:  $15,040


It does seem like things are slowing down a lot ...  
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:Kickstarter just told us that we're a
"Project That They Love"

Paul's never had that happen before so this is really awesome.  That should bump it up on their algorithms and give it more visibility to people coming to it from outside of permies.com

YAY!!



Congratulations!!

I saw this icon on the SKIP Kickstarter page.

Going here, Kickstarter's Projects We Love page, it's number 11!

Well done!
 
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I'm looking more for values, attitude, and enthusiasm than current ability.  



I agree Bob, I think attitudes and enthusiasm are paramount to success with this concept. If someone has the right outlook and determination, the skills can follow. And not all of the SKIP skills are going to matter in every situation- you don’t need to fell trees in the prairie, or preserve fruit in the tropics where it grows year around. Not everyone wants or needs chickens... so it really hinges on matching the right people together.
About 10 years ago I knew of an older fellow, a widower, who needed help around his place. He found a very ambitious young couple who was struggling to make ends meet, so it ended up with them living rent free in part of the house in exchange for doing everything around the house for him- lawn care, shopping trips, cooking, cleaning, etc. He taught them how to repair things, balance and plan finances, and just a lot of life skills they didn’t have. So in a sense they adopted a grandfather and he got to have help, companionship and feel needed for his knowledge he could share. They enjoyed a few years to build up some savings, and develop the ability to run a household and do repairs and maintenance to a property. I don’t know the eventual outcome when he died, but I do know they had the opportunity to buy the place from him at a crazy low price.
That, to me, is the spirit of this- matching up people who can mutually benefit, and as a side effect, it benefits the planet and society.
 
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Jocelyn Campbell wrote:Going here, Kickstarter's Projects We Love page, it's number 11!

Well done!


Cool search Jocelyn!  When sorted by "popularity" we even move up to #5.  
 
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I backed at 10 and switched to 15 and it showed correctly...
and now with all your TEMPTING STRETCH GOALS I'll likely switch it to 65!
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:Kickstarter just told us that we're a
"Project That They Love"

Paul's never had that happen before so this is really awesome.  That should bump it up on their algorithms and give it more visibility to people coming to it from outside of permies.com

YAY!!



Great news! Congratulations!

It's on the front page twice! Under 'taking off' and 'fresh favourites'.
 
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    33,183!





 
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    $34,023!





 
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This is minor in relation to the success this kickstarter is having: when I looked at the book title (without my glasses) I read it as "Skills to inherit prosperity," and I thought, "That's so appropriate, great title!" Maybe "Skills to inherit prosperity" could describe Mollison's Designer's Manual, because clearly the SKIP book has all of the great marketing it needs!
 
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    1000 backers!





 
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For comparison, BWB hit 1000 backers at 10:32am on day 3
 
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    $35,000!

And we reached the stretch goal for 6 tickets to the SKIP Event at Wheaton Labs



That means we need another stretch goal.  Luckily we have one already lined up.  It's All the Video from Permaculture Voices 1, 2 and 3.  117 hours of the best minds in permaculture beamed right into your house.

 
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Julie Reed wrote:

Bob Stuart wrote:
I'm looking more for values, attitude, and enthusiasm than current ability.  



I agree Bob, I think attitudes and enthusiasm are paramount to success with this concept. If someone has the right outlook and determination, the skills can follow. And not all of the SKIP skills are going to matter in every situation- you don’t need to fell trees in the prairie, or preserve fruit in the tropics where it grows year around. Not everyone wants or needs chickens... so it really hinges on matching the right people together.



There are some people who are just born salesmen, and useless on a farm if not trained from birth.  There must be others who would make great craftsmen, but have never had anything but Lego to play with.  What I wonder is to what extent innate aptitude will express itself in a barren childhood.  I remember making toys from cardboard, even though I had options.  Should we look for original art?  A book collection?  Small crafts?  Repaired possessions?  Ability to move and open a crate quickly?  Use of math to manage their own affairs?  Is fashion a clue?  
There was a sawmill that would automatically hire anyone who had grown up on a farm, and a credit union that would automatically lend to anyone who had grown up being baby-sat behind a cash register.  
 
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    $36,061!


 
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Big congratulations!! I'm not in on this one as we're already living the life but it looks to be a FABULOUS resource to infiltrate Permaculture into many more lives. 😄💃🥳
 
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$36,666!

(Look at that there number, hahahaha! I couldn't help but post it in red! )
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Just want to post that I upped my backer level for the awesome stretch goals y’all are adding! And I have never  ever done that before.
Also, I own property, so don’t need this book so much for myself, but I have many children who would prefer to live in a cooler climate as adults and I’m hoping some of them will want to start this as teens. By the time they’re grown, maybe they’ll be on their way to inheriting some land North of here and, even if not, they’ll have learned many great skills.
Thanks for this!
 
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$37,500!

It's time for me to catch some Zzzzs. I wonder what number I'll wake up to in the morning!
 
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Loving this Kickstarter.  Last one the greenhouse but I keep missing the live zooms oh well. Have MT set up in my phone but forget to check the emails.  The Kate Downham Off-Grid Kitchen is worth every cent and then some.
Best wishes for the rest of the SKIP Kickstarter.  May 3 fortunately is just around the corner YIPPEE!!
 
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       $38,767!



 
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just doing the trick because i can ...

 
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    $39,121!


 
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ok...Ok... OK FINE! I UPPED MY PLEDGE TO THE $65 LEVEL! But I mean it! Not a another dime! NOT another nickel! NOT ANOTHER PENNY! AND YES, this is probably a hallow threat!
MAN if you haven't jumped on this kickstarter though, you have too! There is an INSANE amount of value on this!!!
 
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I am on "update duty".  I have a new dailyish ready.  I have edits to the kickstarter ready.  I have a kickstarter update ready ....   all with a new stretch goal ...  

it seems like it stopped!  oh no!

watching ....     watching ....

 
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We hit $40,000!  

This means six extra BIG things for all of the $65 and up backers:

- Sepp Holzer's "Desert or Paradise" movie
- David Pagan Butler's "Make a Natural Swimming Pool" movie
- Ben Peterson's "Wood Gasifier Builder's Bible" eBook
- Mike Oehler's "$50 and Up Underground House Book" eBook
- six people will get tickets our 2021 SKIP event
- 117 hours of presentations from Permaculture Voices 1, 2 and 3

Thanks to all the peeps that raised their backer level so we could get to all these stretch goals!  This is amazing!  

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/skip-0?ref=4t80na

The next stretch goal!

We have arranged another stretch goal! "A Simple Roundhouse Manual" eBook by Tony Wrench.  This is about cool looking natural buildings with a reciprocal roof.  



More details here:

https://permies.com/t/156941

If enough people raise their backer level, we will hit this stretch goal too!


The link to the kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/skip-0?ref=4t80na
 
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In for high enough to get those stetch goodies 💜

I plan on starting to work through and document PEP/SKIP skills with my older kiddo when summer break starts; I think he’ll love it and be amazed at how much he can learn and do in a few short months.
 
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    $41,046!



 
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Jennifer Kowalski wrote:In for high enough to get those stetch goodies 💜

I plan on starting to work through and document PEP/SKIP skills with my older kiddo when summer break starts; I think he’ll love it and be amazed at how much he can learn and do in a few short months.



I suggest trying to do some super easy ones before summer break starts.

 
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paul wheaton wrote:

Jennifer Kowalski wrote:In for high enough to get those stetch goodies 💜

I plan on starting to work through and document PEP/SKIP skills with my older kiddo when summer break starts; I think he’ll love it and be amazed at how much he can learn and do in a few short months.



I suggest trying to do some super easy ones before summer break starts.



I thought about it - I certainly do enough of the cooking/cleaning ones regularly, would just need to document.

I think the idea of a specific “summer break project” will appeal to him, though - make it sort of an extended event and help him keep a physical journal on it (woo excuse to keep him practicing his handwriting and work on research skills!) as well as documenting on here.
 
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So, I couldn't resist all those stretch goal goodies! My $10 pledge just became $65!
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Jane Mulberry wrote:So, I couldn't resist all those stretch goal goodies! My $10 pledge just became $65!



Your bump and the bump of a dozen others is gonna get us to that next stretch goal quickly!
 
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    $43,746!



 
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Yes, I too had to up mine, just too many goodies to pass up.  And the value of the stretch goals is far more than the 40 dollars I went up.  Heck the value of the early bird goodies  would be worth it.  And I just looked it is already up to 43,932 so more stretch goals are on the way.  
 
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