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This is the official thread for Paul's beeaaautiful permaculture playing cards, designed by Alexander Ojeda. Please post reviews in this thread.

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This complete deck of cards is beautifully illustrated with permaculture terms and imagery, and makes a great gift for people that are curious about permaculture and organic gardening.

This deck of cards is one of our favorite tools for spreading the knowledge of permaculture - give them to a friend, leave them on a bar, stash a deck in a forest service cabin - you can even buy them in bulk to sell in your own business!





The idea and inspiration behind this product was to create a simple, sort of bullet pointed version of the concept of permaculture, which we all know can be far-reaching and broad. This deck of cards gives people one concept at a time to learn about, and as a result, we think they're more likely to absorb the information.

Can we change the world with a deck of cards? Probably not, but we figure it can't hurt to try.

The details:

  • 55 cards per deck
    [list]52 playing cards
  • 2 jokers
  • A bonus thank you card for the supporters of the Kickstarter and project


  • The Cards



    Ace of Spades: Polyculture;
    Ace of Hearts: Wofati;
    Ace of Clubs: Hugelkultur;
    Ace of Diamonds: rocket mass heater;
    King of Spades: sepp holzer;
    King of Hearts: Bamboo;
    King of Clubs: Masanobu Fukuoka;
    King of Diamonds: Bill Mollison;
    Queen of Spades: black locust;
    Queen of Hearts: Comfrey;
    Queen of Clubs: Greening Deserts;
    Queen of Diamonds: ruth stout;
    Jack of Spades: mike oehler;
    Jack of Hearts: Willie Smits;
    Jack of Clubs: Allan Savory;
    Jack of Diamonds: Art Ludwig;
    Ten of Spades: Paddock Shift Systems;
    Ten of Hearts: Greywater;
    Ten of Clubs: Dandelion;
    Ten of Diamonds: Stinging Nettles;
    Nine of Spades: Sunchokes;
    Nine of Hearts: Fungi;
    Nine of Clubs: Jean Pain;
    Nine of Diamonds: Mullein;
    Eight of Spades: Natural Swimming Pool;
    Eight of Hearts: Mulberry;
    Eight of Clubs: Tefa;
    Eight of Diamonds: the man who planted trees;
    Seven of Spades: Chickens;
    Seven of Hearts: Pigs;
    Seven of Clubs: Pee;
    Seven of Diamonds: replacing irrigation with permaculture;
    Six of Spades: Ben Law;
    Six of Hearts: Electric Tractor;
    Six of Clubs: Husp;
    Six of Diamonds: honey bees;
    Five of Spades: food preservation;
    Five of Hearts: Bugs, Weeds, Funguses & Microorganisms;
    Five of Clubs: Beyond Compost;
    Five of Diamonds: Wind and Berms;
    Four of Spades: Wildcrafting;
    Four of Hearts: Livestock Guardian Dog;
    Four of Clubs: Food as Medicine;
    Four of Diamonds: Mason Bees;
    Three of Spades: Food Forest;
    Three of Hearts: Rhubarb;
    Three of Clubs: Dry Outhouse;
    Three of Diamonds: Solar Food Dehydrator;
    Two of Spades: Rumford Fireplace;
    Two of Hearts: cast iron;
    Two of Clubs: diatomaceous earth;
    Two of Diamonds: apple tree;

    You can save some money on shipping and get singular decks for better shipping rates here at Amazon.


    You can get the eBook version of the cards here:


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    Leave your reviews below and tell us how you like the cards!
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    Miles Flansburg
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    I give these cards a 10 out of 10 acorns.
    The artwork is fantastic. Lots of hidden stuff to find and tons of information all in one place.
       I bought a bunch and gave them out as Christmas gifts to educate and entertain the members of my family.
     
    Destiny Hagest
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    A neat feature of these cards is that there are contributors names hidden in the art on them! It's subtle and super tiny, here's a peak at a couple with Jocelyn's name in there
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    Destiny Hagest
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    Destiny Hagest
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    I give these cards 10 out of 10 acorns!

    Whenever I buy a gift for someone, I'm always reluctant to buy the usual junk - I want something unique, that leaves a lasting impression.

    I bought a few decks of these a couple years ago to pass out as gifts, and they were a huge hit. The art is just stunning, and each card is loaded with information. Living in Montana, land of bars and gambling, everyone keeps a deck of cards on hand. It's kind of fun to put one of these decks in your bag, go to a bar, and then just casually leave them behind. Inevitably, they'll get used, and you spread a little knowledge along the way

    Funny story - I have a neighbor up the road a ways I got to know a couple years ago when we bartended together, and the year I passed these cards out, I brought a deck to her house to give to her. She laughed and said she had bought me the same thing

    Seriously, these are just great little stocking stuffers, and it's a nice way to drop a little permaculture knowledge bomb on some friends and family, without intimidating them with a big thick book or something. They're curiosity-inducing!
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    B.E. Ward
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    They are indeed beautiful.  Being a bit of a board game aficionado, I've been casually trying to figure out how they might fit into a permie-based board game.  Sophisticated games these days have cool mechanics like engine-building, which is.. well.. pretty much like starting a system.  It's also reasonably easy to simulate weather using modified dice rolls.  
     
    Dean Howard
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    Location: NE ARIZONA, Zone 5B, 7K feet, 24" rain
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    I have about 6 decks of cards...  I love the idea of these cards.  I love the pictures... and I love the text.  I wish they were in a print I could actually read... you know, bigger.  The whole idea was brilliant.  The art beautiful, the outpouring of volunteer work... but they are just printed too tiny for many people I love to read them.  I've not handed them out and I feel just horrible about that.  This may be a good lesson for advertising in the future.  So much was trying to be accomplished that the impact became really miniscule... just too tiny.  Some food for thought I hope...
    Peace, Out.
     
    paul wheaton
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    When we did the kickstarter, we sold the cards for $20 per deck.    For a long time, we sold them on amazon for $21.95. 

    And then we did the reprint and got the price down quite a lot. 

    I recently dropped the price on amazon from $11.95 to $9.95.

    We are starting to run low on cards again, but I think we won't do a reprint until next year. 

    I feel like the most important price is the brick price.   People buy a dozen decks to give to a dozen people.  We sold those for $120 during the kickstarter.   We have a much lower price now - but I like to think that we will offer an even better price in a week or so.  Like maybe for the week of thanksgiving.   We'll put a mention out in the daily-ish.

    So, I think the amazon price is set for the rest of the year.  But we will have one "sale" on bricks in a week or so.
     
    paul wheaton
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    It's that time of year. 

    We did a second printing of 10,000 decks a year ago and now we are down to about 4000 decks.  That means that we sold 6000 last year at about this time and we have only 4000 this year.  So what I am doing is setting a really low price for a few days and then setting the price higher.  I think I might be down to just 200 decks in a few weeks.  So I need to get the last few cards to last until we do another printing in august or so of 2017.  When the inventory drops below 500, we will be pushing the price way up. 

    This lower price is for the people that are the regulars on the forums and the people that have subscribed (and read!) the daily-ish email.  Other people will never know that we dropped the price.

    Thanks!  Happy Holidays!  Enjoy this reduced price.  I promise that it is the lowest for this holiday season and will only be for a few days.

    quantityprice nowprice in a few dayswhen inventory is low
    1         9.95       9.95                    21.95        
    6         45          50                       100              
    12       75            85                      180            
    24       135          160                     320          
    48       255           300                   610   
    100     500            550                 1100   


    To purchase at the good price, click here and scroll down a bit.

    Note that this is the US price which includes US shipping.  To see the international pricing, please visit the cards page.

    To get a dvd or two thrown in for no extra shipping cost:  https://permies.com/t/37423/dvds-cards-stuff


    (my ridiculous price on international orders:  I thought by now there would be smarter folks than me selling this stuff all over the world and including the US, but, that never seemed to materialize.  Sorry.  For all international orders, I have to fill out all the customs stuff and then I get charges a freaky huge amount.  Then people complain about the costs and want to do weird stuff with the customs form ... it is a huge mess and we don't get many international orders anyway.  All I can do is pass my pain on to the buyer.  When inventory gets low I will raise the international prices too.)
     
    paul wheaton
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    It's that time of year. 

    We did a second printing of 10,000 decks a year ago and now we are down to about 4000 decks.  That means that we sold 6000 last year at about this time and we have only 4000 this year.  I need to get the last few cards to last until we do another printing in august or so of 2017.  When the inventory drops below 500, we will be pushing the price way up. 

    Thanks!  Happy Holidays! 

    quantityprice nowwhen inventory is low
    1         9.95                    21.95        
    6         50                       100              
    12       85                      180            
    24       160                     320          
    48       300                   610   
    100     550                 1100   


    To purchase at the good price, click here and scroll down a bit.

    Note that this is the US price which includes US shipping.  To see the international pricing, please visit the cards page.

    To get a dvd or two thrown in for no extra shipping cost:  https://permies.com/t/37423/dvds-cards-stuff


    (my ridiculous price on international orders:  I thought by now there would be smarter folks than me selling this stuff all over the world and including the US, but, that never seemed to materialize.  Sorry.  For all international orders, I have to fill out all the customs stuff and then I get charges a freaky huge amount.  Then people complain about the costs and want to do weird stuff with the customs form ... it is a huge mess and we don't get many international orders anyway.  All I can do is pass my pain on to the buyer.  When inventory gets low I will raise the international prices too.)
     
    Ben Gore
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    We missed the Kickstarter for these beauties, but glad we eventually learned about them. We love them, though its hard to play cards when everyone is admiring them and conversing about Permaculture. Definitely going to be grabbing more for gifts and enjoying them ourselves.
     
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