54 cards of permaculture information. Each card represents many hours of arguing over the tiniest details.
One of the questions we are asked repeatedly is "How do you tell people what permaculture is?" If you give them a book, they might look at a few pictures. If you send them a link to something they tend to save it for later. The idea of the deck of cards is that they might browse it like a book - but this is all pictures and just a few words. Much easier to browse. And hopefully convey a bigger picture in a smaller package.
When you are bonkers about permaculture, your friends and family tend to think you are crazy .... if only there were a way to help them understand your passion better ..... while at the same time resolving your winter gift giving obligations. :)
The primary product we want to sell is the "brick": a box of 12 decks. We are thinking that somebody would buy a brick or two before the holidays and hand them out.
One of the rewards includes this poster of all the cards:
And our latest devious reward is the idea of hiding one name within each card. First take a look at this card:
Do you see it? Can you find the name?
Here is a closeup of the hidden name in the card. On the right is another idea for hiding the name.
Here is the Ace of Diamonds featuring Rocket Mass Heaters. Alternative energy stuff is a big part of permaculture:
In permaculture we deal with weeds, bugs, funguses and microorganisms in our food crops in a very different way:
Stretch Goal #0 - Double Brick
If we reach $90,000, everybody that has selected a reward which includes a brick will get a double brick. People that did the add-on will get a double brick for each add-on.
Stretch Goal #1 - Three Queens
If we reach $100,000, all four of the queen cards will be the most prominent women in permaculture. Currently, one of the queen cards is in this state. Nominations and voting start with this thread at permies.com.
Stretch Goal #2 - Double Brick
(used to be $150,000 - now moved to stretch goal #0)
Stretch Goal #3 - Warm Climate Cards
If we reach $200,000, we will create a warm season deck. Everybody that has selected a reward which includes a brick will be able to select warm climate, cold climate or half and half.
Add on - $100 per brick
If your pledge is $100 greater than the reward you have selected (which already includes a brick), we will toss in an extra brick. $200 over is 2 bricks, etc.
Thanks to Barthelemy Glumineau from studiomelies.com for putting together this snazzy video!
Paul Wheaton's world domination empire:
Risks and challenges
As a graphic artist, Alexander has done a lot of printing. So he already has a printer picked out. The shipping will be done manually. Both of us have copies of everything in case anything happens to the other.
We have learned that the post office now delivers things very slowly. We are wrapping our plans around that reality.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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