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Free Permaculture Principles Design Deck

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At the heart of permaculture is a set of teachings from nature. These ethics, principles, directives, strategies, approaches, attitudes, design methods and decision making protocols can be applied to any system of design and development. This is part of Nature’s toolkit for creating and maintaining relationships, navigating challenges and opportunities, and creatively addressing the unique conditions of any site or situation. Inspired by Robin Clayfield’s principles game found at, the source curriculum for this evolving card deck is being gathered along an ongoing planetary permaculture pilgrimage to learn directly from Permaculture Pioneers, sharing core insights as a learning game offered freely to the World Community.

Gaiacraft Permaculture Principles Design Deck

A Visionary Permaculture learning and teaching toolset designed to bring creative insights and artful inspiration into your educational life journey.

Toby Hemenway observes that nature creates self-renewing, super productive and ultra resilient systems. He describes the underlying principles of nature as ‘indicators of sustainability’. This educational game shares a collection of foundational concepts that can support any permaculture design process. Mixing art, symbol, photo and text, this Gaiacraft creative learning and teaching toolkit can inform and inspire new insights and deepened understandings about the implications and applications of permaculture. The cards can help support s permaculture journey for people of all ages and experience levels. There are no instructions for how to utilize this game of endless possibilities. We encourage people to develop games and curriculum to suite their own needs and creative ideas.

These full color, double sided cards are available as a free printable files for download at the Gaiacraft website.

For potentially less expense and work, the professionally printed cards, die cut with round edges, can be ordered direct from an on-demand printer who can mail it anywhere in the world.

Source Curriculum :

Bill Mollison, David Holmgren, Robin Clayfield, Rosemary Morrow, Toby Hemenway, Scott Pittman, Larry Santoyo, Patricia Michael, Geoff Lawton, Robyn Francis, Michael Becker, Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Starhawk, and Geoff Lawton

Creative contributions of text and Permaculture Pioneers Source Curriculum from : Tamara Griffiths

Art and Design :

Unity Shekinah :

Photos :

Roland Rickus :

Envoy and Text :

Delvin Solkinson :

Celebrating the release of the new French edition of the Permaculture Design Principles Deck !

Page 1 :

French Translation with gratitude to :

Français : Annie Duflo et Richard Wallner, association Imagine Un Colibri

Coming soon : Spanish Translation with gratitude to : Carlos Guerreo

Coming soon : Greek Translation with gratitude to : Eleana Tyradelli
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