11-4-2013 NEWS JUST IN... The card design has been completed ahead of schedule. HAVE A PEEK for yourself:
A GOOD DEAL (pun intended):
This is a unique deck of playing cards which allows you to play your favorite cards games and at the same time learn about common edible plants of North America (side note: while these cards are aimed at North American's, the plants they cover can also be found in Europe, Australia, and Asia).
In addition to vivid photos, thorough descriptions, and nutritional highlights, this deck also includes common sense guidelines for safe and happy foraging. All the wild edible information within this package is tried and true and has been tested extensively by me (Sergei Boutenko, author of "Wild Edibles: A Practical Guide to Foraging, with Easy Identification of 60 Edible Plants and 67 Recipes.")
3 PURPOSES FROM ONE DECK OF CARDS:
This deck can be used as:
1.) A regular deck of poker cards to play your favorite games
2.) A wild edible guide (used to learn new plants)
3.) A foragers quiz (by reading the plant descriptions on the back of the cards and then trying to guess what plant is on the front of the card you can effectively turn these cards into flashcards)
DETAILED INFO ABOUT THE DECK:
Deck comes with 56 cards (52 + 2 Jokers + 2 instruction cards). It will be printed on high quality card stock which will withstand years of constant use.
The ball is already rolling on this project. The only thing left to do is raise a minimum of $4,500 to pay my card designer and send this project off to the printer. Anything I generate over my initial goal will be applied toward printing more cards thus educating more people about wild edibles and safe foraging.
Risks and challenges
I don't foresee any risks and challenges. I've done my all my homework and checked all the necessary boxes. The card artwork is almost complete and the card printer is on standby. Once I have the the funds to take these cards to print, it will take 7-10 weeks for the printer to ship a finished product back to me. As soon as I have the cards on hand, I will begin mailing them to you. I anticipate a completion date some time in the spring of 2014
SIDE NOTE: This is my second Kickstarter project. Its release is overlapping my first project slightly. My first project "Powered By Green Smoothies" is in the final stages of production and will be completed as scheduled. At this point, Powered By Green Smoothies is largely out of my hands (and in the competent hands of my editing team) which means I can focus on creating the BEST wild edible cards EVER!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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