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Cards sharing permaculture principles, strategies, attitudes, ethics and design methods. Email delvin@cosm.org for updates.
Cards sharing permaculture principles, strategies, attitudes, ethics and design methods. Email delvin@cosm.org for updates.
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Let's see how far this conscious crowd-funded campaign can go : In the spirit of giving, our final stretch goal includes printing more decks to give to Permaculture Institutes and contributing teachers and also includes getting new card art. This final goal represents the true kickstart, allowing us to print more card decks than we need to fulfill the kickstarter rewards. This way we will have extra decks to distribute after the project so we can keep our non-profit project alive and continue to develop free, open source permaculture learning and teaching tools. 

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"The clearest way into the universe is through the wilderness." - John Muir 

Nature is amazing! The longer we leave it alone, the more diverse, abundant, resilient and regenerative it becomes. The amazing Operating System of nature hold the secret of its success. This operating system is based on a series of design principles. These can be gleaned through anyones direct observation of nature, learned from indigenous wisdom traditions or modern scientists or gleaned from permaculture designers. 

New Box Design by Onbeyond Metamedia
New Box Design by Onbeyond Metamedia
Delvin holding the large new heavy duty box.
Delvin holding the large new heavy duty box.

After 16 years of international study with permaculture pioneers I have condensed my learning into this 202 card permaculture deck. It shares a toolkit of permaculture principles, design methods and ethics, these cards can support your permaculture practice, learning, teaching, designing and consulting. 

Permaculture Design Deck Photo by Alexa Spaddy
Permaculture Design Deck Photo by Alexa Spaddy

Featuring text from Delvin Solkinson sharing Core Concepts learned from Permaculture Pioneers : Bill Mollison, Rowe Morrow, David Holmgren, Geoff Lawton, Michael Becker, Toby Hemenway​, Larry Santoyo​, Starhawk​ & Looby Macnamara​. Additional contributions were inspired by Rob Hopkins, Dave Boehnlein​, Richard Wallner, Mark Lakeman​, Doug Bullock, Ian McHarg and Percival Alfred Yeomans. Core source inspiration from Robin Clayfield​. 

Card Backs : Photo Alexa Spaddy
Card Backs : Photo Alexa Spaddy

The card deck is currently available from an on demand printer but the deck costs over $100 + shipping. My goal is to release it in a more accessible form. This kickstarter will unlock my ability to print 100 decks so they can be shared at a fraction of the cost. The new printer is green in that it uses responsibly forested and recycled paper, uses green inks, are 100% wind powered and plant trees. 

Featuring visionary design from Sijay James​ of Onbeyond Metamedia.

Art and Design by Sijay James of Onbeyond Metamedia
Art and Design by Sijay James of Onbeyond Metamedia

Featuring art from Brenna Quinlan, these cards can be used in countless ways to inspire, evolve and uplift your practical understanding of permaculture. 

Card Art by Brenna Quinlan
Card Art by Brenna Quinlan

This work is the culmination a learning journey which spanned a PDC, Diploma and Masters Degree with Bill Mollison and the Permaculture Academy, a second Diploma through the Permaculture Institute and a current third Diploma through the Permaculture Association. A final project in a Doctoral level study of Permaculture Education, Delvin has collected these principles and core concepts at 23 different Permaculture Design Advanced Courses and Teacher Trainings as well as a PDC with Rosemary Morrow and Toby Hemenway. 

As with all my media, its always available as a free download at printable resolution to the World Community. Digital download freely available here : www.visionarypermaculture.com/coreconceptscards

With your support we can make the Permaculture Design Deck more accessible for people around the world.

Risks and challenges

The project is being printed in the USA so the timeline and turnaround should be good. We are waiting until after New Years to ship to avoid holiday shipping complications.

Since its 202 cards, a huge deck, the shipping is not cheap, particularly internationally. We will ship using the least expensive options we can find.

To keep costs down, for the box, we are doing an informal brown cardstock box with a sticker on it. There is a risk this box wont be great long term storage for the cards that may be best out on a table or in a bag.

We do need to reach our goal in order to manufacture the cards. By making only 100 sets we are hoping to achieve our goal.

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    7 Ways to Think Differently Cards

    This 8 card set is already included in the full larger Deck.
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    A collaboration with Looby Macnamara, inspired by her 7 Ways to Think Differently Book.

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    Permaculture Design Deck

    Get a premium copy of the new 220 Card Permaculture Design Deck featuring art and design from Sijay of Onbeyond Metamedia and Brenna Quinlan.

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    Permaculture Card Deck : 3 Pack

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    Classroom Pack : 10 Decks

    Get our wholesale price when you buy a Classroom Pack of ten premium copies of the new 220 Card Permaculture Design Deck featuring art and design from Sijay of Onbeyond Metamedia and Brenna Quinlan.

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