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Permaculture is all about the connections between animals, plants, people, and structures. If you understand how they connect, and how they function together, you’re way ahead of the game!





Just like nature, the Food Forest cards are all about connections. The introductory games teach you companion planting. Advanced games teach you Permaculture zones and sun requirements. After you learn the games, making similar connections in your own food forest becomes second nature!






Insidiously educational!

What did your favorite games teach you? How to conquer a continent? How to raise the rent on Park Place? Don’t get me wrong, I’ve played, and enjoyed, all kinds of games, but the lessons they teach aren’t always positive or practical.

Food Forest was designed to be different. The games are fun, but the strategies are real, the information is factual, and the purpose is positive! The decks have been played by thousands of people around the world, in classrooms, PDC courses, and by Permaculture designers who are looking for a new perspective on their landscape designs. While the plants are most relevant in temperate climates, the message they teach is universal: things in the garden don't have to compete; they can often work together.




One deck, many games!

So this isn’t just one game! The Food Forest deck is versatile enough to be used for many games. We’ve developed several, which are available here on eBay: The Food Forest Deck, and you are always more than welcome to develop your own!








Now here’s what you’re ordering…

One (1) printable PDF download, English language, Northern Hemisphere version of the Food Forest cards.* This special, discounted edition contains everything in the standard deck. The only difference is the reverse side of the cards, where I have added some contact and website information.

This PDF is available by special arrangement with Permies.com at a 20% discount off the usual $10 price.

After purchasing the game, you will need to download the PDF to your PC or laptop and print the cards on your home printer. You may want to first confirm that your home printer can handle 110 lb. card stock. You may also want to borrow a paper cutter.


After purchase, you will find a link to your download near the bottom of this page.

$8.00

Food Forest card game - English language Printable PDF
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* Thanks to everyone for the orders and feedback. I took down my website, but I will still sell the PDFs here.  I will also continue to sell the physical decks on eBay for the foreseeable future: Click here to buy physical deck on eBay. There are more PDF versions there, too, including a Southern Hemisphere PDF (same plants with sun and shade reversed) and several translations. Currently, the cards are translated into Italian, German, and Dutch. There is also a French translation in the works. Since our translators are volunteers, and all profits go to Reforestation charities, we take what we can get!
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Hi,
This appears in "My Stuff", but then in the page I'm not getting a download link.

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Hi Filomena ,

Please email me: karl (at) foodforestcardgame.com and I'll manually send you a copy.

Best wishes,
Karl
 
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Filomena Tricot wrote:Hi,
This appears in "My Stuff", but then in the page I'm not getting a download link.

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Filomena



Looks like you sorted it out! I saw your order come through.

Happy New Year!
 
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Nevermind.
I saw the red letters and the URL, but it didn't sink in. I was expecting a permies download link. Now I have gone through the link and make the purchase.
 
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Karl Treen wrote:

Filomena Tricot wrote:Hi,
This appears in "My Stuff", but then in the page I'm not getting a download link.

Thanks,
Filomena



Looks like you sorted it out! I saw your order come through.

Happy New Year!



Yes! Thank you!
 
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Hi,
This appears in "My Stuff", but then in the page I'm not getting a download link.  Tried clicking the link under the red writing and it gives me a $10 purchase price in my cart. Not sure what happened.

Thanks, Vickey
 
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I clicked on my stuff, received a message that I already own this but I don't have it.  I even tried to buy it but get the same message...and no download.  Would you send me a link please?

Karl Treen wrote:Hi Filomena ,

Please email me: karl (at) foodforestcardgame.com and I'll manually send you a copy.

Best wishes,
Karl

 
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Vickey McDonald wrote:Hi,
This appears in "My Stuff", but then in the page I'm not getting a download link.  Tried clicking the link under the red writing and it gives me a $10 purchase price in my cart. Not sure what happened.

Thanks, Vickey




I posted two years ago that I had this in the "my stuff" area, but have never been able to get it. No matter how many times I tried the link (even now) it still only shows as a $10 purchase.

No one has ever responded to my post or the emails I sent to the address shown in others posts. Will send there again as well.
 
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I’d say this is a brilliant game, but really its a brilliant base for an infinite number of games of your own design. I have taught environmental ed and permaculture for over a decade and have never seen such a beautiful isomorphic framework for designing diverse human habitat. It’s great gift for any teacher, parent, kid (5+), gardener or designer.
 
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Tina Wolf wrote:I clicked on my stuff, received a message that I already own this but I don't have it.  I even tried to buy it but get the same message...and no download.  Would you send me a link please?

Karl Treen wrote:Hi Filomena ,

Please email me: karl (at) foodforestcardgame.com and I'll manually send you a copy.

Best wishes,
Karl



Hi Tina, you should be able to download the pdf from this page now - please try that. Thanks
 
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Vickey McDonald wrote:

Vickey McDonald wrote:Hi,
This appears in "My Stuff", but then in the page I'm not getting a download link.  Tried clicking the link under the red writing and it gives me a $10 purchase price in my cart. Not sure what happened.

Thanks, Vickey




I posted two years ago that I had this in the "my stuff" area, but have never been able to get it. No matter how many times I tried the link (even now) it still only shows as a $10 purchase.

No one has ever responded to my post or the emails I sent to the address shown in others posts. Will send there again as well.



Hi Vickey - wow, sorry this has taken so long! You should now be able to download the PDF from this page. Thanks
 
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Jules Silverlock wrote:

Hi Vickey - wow, sorry this has taken so long! You should now be able to download the PDF from this page. Thanks



Thank you! I was finally able to download them.
 
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Does anyone know if Karl’s website is taking orders again now? I tried to order in November 2023 and it said it wasn’t taking orders. (Screenshot should be attached.)
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JoAnn Johnson wrote:

Karl Treen wrote:


Does anyone know if Karl’s website is taking orders again now? I tried to order in November 2023 and it said it wasn’t taking orders. (Screenshot should be attached.)



I received the same message
 
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Oh, that's sad to hear!

Oh well, I'm glad we have this printable version here at Permies. I wonder how much it would cost to print them in some kind of a professional shop.. I printed mine at home on a card stock.
 
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I bought this and am able to download it.  I also ordered the physical copy.  I believe this is where I went... https://FoodForestCardGame.com.  
 
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Hey folks,

Thanks to everyone for the orders and feedback. I took down my website, but I will still sell the PDFs here.  I will also continue to sell the physical decks on eBay for the foreseeable future: Click here to buy physical deck on eBay
 
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Karl Treen wrote:Hey folks,

Thanks to everyone for the orders and feedback. I took down my website, but I will still sell the PDFs here. I will also continue to sell the physical decks on eBay for the foreseeable future: Click here to buy physical deck on eBay



Hi Karl,  I am updating your link on the first post with the ebay link.  Will you have any Italian, German, French and Dutch translated versions of the pdf available?
 
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