* Second edition *
A unique gift for the gardener in your life
Permaculture playing cards
Voted number ONE gift on permies.com
Are you here because there’s someone special in your life you’re looking to bring joy to with a great gift?
Maybe that special someone is a gardener. You hear them talking about plants, and flowers, and weeds.
You always found something useful to gift them, and you’d like to do the same this year, but all your efforts so far turned unfruitful.
You imagine the moment they open your present, and want to see excitement, joy and a sincere appreciation for your thoughtfulness.
We have the solution for you.
Paul and Alex, with the help of some other folks, created the permaculture playing cards.
Spreading permaculture knowledge
one card at a time
These cards can be a great conversation starter, educational, and inspirational.
Each card is adorned with beautiful illustrations and hand-written style text, introducing a plant, idea, or concept of permaculture.
This is a complete deck – 52 playing cards, 2 jokers and one bonus thank you card for all the supporters of the project. On 26 of the cards there are hidden names of some of the friends and family that helped to bring this project to life.
Dandelions are great for food, medicinal use, beverages, livestock feed and for repairing the land.
They have edible leaves, flower and roots.
Honey bees bring us honey, wax, medicine, and pollination. Honey can store on the shelf indefinitely. An Egyptian tomb was found to contain honey that was still edible 6000 years later.
What we can achieve together when you give these cards as gifts:
By spreading permaculture concepts we introduce people to the tools, skills and resources to live a better life. A life cleaner, healthier, more fulfilling
We are enthusiastic about broadcasting these ideas and concepts, and we hope that our enthusiasm will spark an interest for others to dive deeper and put them in practice.
Together we help others recognize their own potential in taking steps to make the world a better place. Only together can we make that possible.
List of all 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
"Paul and Alexander out did them selves on this project. At first I was afraid that the playing cards would be a novice gimmick. Not the case at ALL. The cards are beautifully illustrated and pack full with information. Whether you are a beginner gardener, just exploring permaculture, a novice, or a full blown practicing permaculture farmer, these playing cards hold value. I, myself a PDC graduate and active farmer... really appreciate these cards. I can very well see these cards being used as an educational tool. Definitely buying a brick or two for holiday gifts."
Chad C. - cards gift receiver
"They are gorgeous. I was hoping my niece would like them since she enjoys nature but I wasn't positive since she's 12. So it was a bit of a chance. She spent quite some time reading them all with her little interested/enjoying smile on her face and then she enthusiastically came over to show me the Wofati card. "I want this house; it's awesome!" I told her it is totally something she can build for herself some day".
“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.”