Permaculture Design Deck 2021

Created by Delvin Solkinson

Preorder a premium copy of the new limited edition Permaculture Design Deck with 260 cards sharing core concepts from permaculture and featuring art from Brenna Quinlan. Due to fluctuating global shipping rates, we will be charging shipping fees at a later date. We will keep you updated through Updates for when shipping fees will be applied to your survey. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Permaculture Card Printed !
2 months ago – Tue, Jun 07, 2022 at 01:41:47 AM

"A truly good book is something as wildly natural and primitive, mysterious and marvelous, ambrosial and fertile as a fungus or a lichen." - Henry David Thoreau

Friends of our World 

Gratitude for believing us in and our project. With kickstarter we raised almost half the funds we needed to produce the cards. With backerkit's addition we brought the numbers up towards 60% of the project costs incurred so far. 

Sorry for emails kickstarter people are getting from backerkit about mailing payments. Those that entered their credit cards will still be given mailing costs before things are charged. Those that want to wait until they get the exact mailing costs before put in their credit cards again, thats fine too, but you may get these reminder emials from backerkit, so sorry about that, we are not able to turn off the reminders. We will be confirming everyone's mailing address just before shipping to make sure we have the most up to date address. Of course will do our best to find the most effective and lowest cost shipping option that is still tracked and effectively delivered. 

Super yay! The cards have been printed and are now getting ready to ship! Here are some images and video the printer provided us with of the cards, their box and the book being made with many hands and hearts. 

Card fronts
Card backs
So happy with how they look!
Joyed we made a full booklet to go with the deck.
Fabric box cover foil stamped!

Love seeing the hands involved in making these. 

Foil stamping each box cover one at a time!

So grateful to 150 kickstarter supporters and 55 backers on backerkit. Its such a small number of special people who have unlocked this project. Thanks to you this will be available freely as a download for all and we will have 1000 copies of the deck circulating the world and sharing the work of permaculture. 

bright love from Prince Rupert where we are teaching on our first Permaculture Design Certificate in 3 years! 

Delvin & Grace

Permaculture Design Deck
3 months ago – Tue, May 17, 2022 at 02:40:12 PM

"I want a blaze of light to flame in me forever in a timeless, dear love of everything" - Jack Kerouac 

Awesome Friends

Greetings from our cross canada roadtrip to British Columbia! 

Sorry to hear that backerkit is sending messages to kickstarter supporters about mailing costs. We are trying out a new pilot function in backerkit to charge backers who sponsored decks after kickstarter was over then charging shipping later, and thought this 'beta' function would not affect our kickstarter supporters. 

You don't need to respond to kickstarter, though it wont hurt if you do. No charges for mailing will happen regardless of whether you reconfirm your credit card or not. We will be sending a survey out when we have the cards in hand and are ready to ship. At that time we will confirm the mailing addresses, present the shipping costs and charge for them. 

The Permaculture Design Deck should be printed any day now and we will send an update when the printer lets us know then are in the process of printing. 

A thousand blessings

Delvin & Grace 

Backerkit Card Charges
3 months ago – Tue, May 10, 2022 at 06:06:12 AM

"I want a blaze of light to flame in me forever in a timeless, dear love of everything" - Jack Kerouac 

Awesome Friends of our World.

Love from our cross-Canada adventure back to British Columbia.

We have started a process with backerkit supporters for charging for the cards. The shipping charge will come later.

If you are a kickstarter supporter, you were already charged for the cards and can wait until the next survey when we actually have the cards in hand including your updated address and then the shipping cost before you are charged anything more.

kind gratitude

Delvin & Grace  

Permaculture Design Deck Adventure
4 months ago – Thu, Apr 21, 2022 at 03:23:49 PM

A sky as pure as water bathed the stars and brought them out.“ – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Friends of our World

 Joyed to announce that the momentous task of completing the Permaculture Design Deck has been achieved. We are infinitely grateful for your patience with our process in redesigning, rewritting and redoing the deck to make it far better than we imagined we could when we ran the kickstarter.

Glad to have created a small booklet to accompany the deck as a capstone to the project. Here is a sneak peek at some of the newly designed pages.

Ultra grateful for our teachers, in particular the amazing permaculture pioneers Robin Clayfield and Graham Bell for having helped take this deck to the evolutionary edge, the place where permaculture meets the future. Here are more unshared cards from the new Permaculture Design Deck, made possible by taking the extra time to upgrade the deck profoundly from the last edition in 2018.

A song of gratitude from the Neolithic Heart of Orkney in Northern Scotland where we arrive after being on a honeymoon permaculture pilgrimage to sacred sites including visiting and interviewing some of our permaculture heroes. We will freely share short videos and publish articles from these interviews as another of our permaculture offerings. 

With Looby Macnamara at Applewood Permaculture Centre
With Graham Bell at Garden Cottage in Scotland
With Wilf Richards at Abundant Earth
With Tim & Maddy Harland in Somerset

We are joyed to have completed the proofing process for the much anticipated Permaculture Design Deck and it has gone to print! Ever thankful for your generous support by pre-purchasing a deck and your patience with our process navigating the wilds of these transformative times. 

We will send another update when we know the timing of the cards printing and shipping. Right now they are in the cue with our trusted printers. We understand that there are supply shortages and shipping delays as part of the ripple from these wild last two years so we will trust whatever the timing is. We are so happy that the kickstarter was able to cover a little over half the cost of producing the deck and that we were able to earn the rest of the money needed ourselves. 

After giving up our home in December we have been seeds on the wind, working to figure out what our next level is. As this honeymoon pilgrimage to the UK draws to a close, our next level will include driving across Canada and returning to British Columbia where I have not been to see family or friends in over 3 years! I have an in person PDC lined up as an 11 day intensive in Prince Rupert, the first PDC I will have taught since the end of 2018. Come join us for this fully accredited college course which is open to anyone attending.

We just arrived at Findhorn where we have good internet again after being at many sacred places far off the beaten path. Sending so much love and appreciation for your key support in making the impossible possible and helping us unlock the Permaculture Design Deck with your pre-order. 

kind gratitude

Delvin & Grace 

Bright New Year : Permaculture Design Deck
6 months ago – Tue, Feb 01, 2022 at 07:58:58 PM

Good done anywhere is good done everywhere.” - Maya Angelou 

Friends of Our World

  Greetings from a beautiful snowy day in New England. Happy to have cozy creative time to work to completion on this project. We have completed the writing and design of the deck and are now finishing up the small book to accompany with ways to play and beginning to proof the deck! 

  Grateful beyond words for your support in our grassroots project to share permaculture in a uniquely creative and essentialized way. Thanks so much from the bottom of our hearts for helping us achieve the miraculous, making a card deck without having the funds to do so thanks to you your pre-orders! 

  The last few months have been spent in beautiful collaboration with permaculture pioneer Robin Clayfield  who has helped take this project to a new, previously unimagined level. We have been in contact by email and zoom with her at Crystal Waters, a village which includes privately owned residential lots, common land areas and co-operatively owned commercial properties and was designed along permaculture principles.

  Her experience from the earliest days of permaculture with Bill Mollison and other pioneers enabled us to bring in more foundational principles not previously in the deck. She has shared such wonderful new principles for the project. Here are a few. 

     We commissioned a portrait of Bill Mollison, my beloved teacher who guided me on a PDC, Diploma and Masters Degree in Permaculture Education. Bill wrote in his autobiography Travels in Dreams
     “So we have a unifying, harmless, and beneficial educational message, which is all-inclusive, to convey to others. As Permaculture is open to new information, and to every person, it results in highly individual expressions or projects everywhere. As we are largely self-funded, we cost very little, and are not controlled by outside monies. Thus we are not subject to any external controls beyond our own ethics, or own will to act. As we are a non-hierarchical network joined only by volunteer or the user-pays principle, we have no internal status differences, and we relate as equals. As we never need to vote, we are democratic; each acts as they see beneficial." - Bill Mollison, co-founder of permaculture from his autobiography Travels in Dreams

Portrait of Bill Mollison by Ben Tour

   Here is one of the cards inspired by his principles in the deck.

     We also commissioned a portrait of the co-originator of permaculture with Bill Mollison, the extraordinary David Holmgren who supported me on three advanced courses at his legendary site Melliodora over the years. David Holmgren said :
     “The most important application of permaculture ethics and principles is to the self, through a process of self audit of our needs, wants, dependencies, creative and productive outputs and byproducts of our very existence. Getting grounded in this way is the start of a personal retro-fit or redesign process which does not require that we wait until we own land or are with the right crowd.” - David Holmgren

Portrait of David Holmgren by Ben Tour

      Here is one of the cards inspired by his principles. 

  Super grateful to the 150 kickstarter backers and a 22 backerkit backers. It is a small group that through the power of crowdfunding has resulted in our ability to produce this big deck! Amazing. This is the power of permaculture in action. We are so thankful to each and everyone of you for unlocking our dream to produce this deck, both as a beautiful printed toolkit and as a free download for all. 

Portrait of us with Lia Fail in Ireland at our recent honeymoon where most of the cards were edited. Art by the incredible Lindy Kehoe