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:

Final Day to Unlock the Deck
about 1 year ago – Sun, Aug 01, 2021 at 04:36:38 PM

"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dear Friends of the Earth 

Deeply grateful for your support in this grassroots initiative to help plant more seeds of permaculture in the world.  

Yay we finally got the sample proof of what the deck could look like if we reach our goals.

The box is beautiful! Heavy duty and covered in green linen fabric with a foil stamp! 

FINAL DAY to upgrade your pledge. Order more to lower your cost per deck and reduce your shipping cost per deck. Upgrade to a 2 pack or a three pack and get special gifts for friends and family... or get a 10 or 25 pack and resell them to your permaculture community. Every deck ordered helps to bring this project to life in its highest form!

A song of gratitude from your Canadian permaculture friends. We are joyed to be part of a growing conscious network of like minded people. 

Delvin & Grace 

Blossoming Life Garden
about 1 year ago – Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 06:40:03 AM

"Nothing is impossible. The very word itself says 'I'm possible.

- Audrey Hepburn

Friends of the Earth

Bright eyed with optimism about opportunities to live increasingly healthy, abundant lives while caring for people and planet. Woke folke everywhere are collaborating to design a regenerative future. We are joyed and profoundly grateful to have backers who are stand for the creation of an ultra deck of 260 cards sharing nature's wisdom and gems from so many permaculture pioneers, elders and visionaries. With only a few days to go to hit our minimum goal, we are keeping the faith, taking action, working hard and praying for miracles. 

Our favorite permaulture illustrator Brenna Quinlan provided us art for a whole new 'Tools' suite in the deck. 

The deck is a toolkit of toolkits sharing so many design methods, frameworks and tools.

Was joyed to zoom with my mentor Looby Macnamara for more advice on the Permaculture Design Deck. Looby's new book 'Cultural Emergence' has been a transformative influence on me. We will be co-facilitating a 2 year advanced permaculture course online for those doing a DIploma or wanting to be on a learning pathway. 

Looby Macnamara's visionary wisdom has many facets in the new Permaculture Design Deck.

Also excited to organize a permaculture activation with my mentor permaculture pioneer Robin Clayfield whose visionary work with creative group facilitation has brought endless creativity to my journey. An amazing ally Michael Ney who also lives in Crystal Waters runs Eco Village Voice and is a filmmaker of many interesting projects. 

A song of gratitude for joining us on the this journey to create a massive 260 card nature oracle / design deck / learning game.

The Solkinsons 

Portrait of The Solkinson's under the learning oak tree.

Twice as Nice
about 1 year ago – Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 02:54:14 AM

Create the conditions for creativity.

- Larry Santoyo, our permaculture teacher and mentor

Growing joy from Princeton University Campus where we have come for inspiration to uplift the final week of our crowdfunder. Hoping for a miraculous manifestation of this nature oracle / learning game / design toolkit of toolkits!

We added a new reward tier: TWICE AS NICE - 2 Permaculture Design Decks at an additional savings from the Early Bird price per deck.

If those who are already supporting our Kickstarter upgraded their pledge to include getting a gift for a friend, or helped share this campaign with someone who might be interested, we would get a massive boost towards reaching the minimum goal to bring the 2021 Permaculture Design Deck to life.

Our commitment to backers is that if we can reach or exceed our minimum goal of $9,999 to cover the base card printing, then we will raise the remaining funds to produce the beautiful and sturdy hard shell box with a foil stamped cloth cover, and a booklet sharing ways to play and every backer will get these included with their deck!

Delvin & Grace at Princeton working on the new Permaculture Design Deck

Future Garden Seeds
about 1 year ago – Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 09:14:33 AM

"Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do."  - Michel de Montaigne

The Art of Design unlocks possibilities for us to save time, energy and money while living in alignment with our values and persuing our passions. 

Grateful to have 65 backers for our vision of creating a 260+ card deck with a box and booklet. Thanks for believing in us! 

We will work hard during the final 14 days of the campaign to make our dream a reality.  

Want to have an online experience with me including learning about the Permaculture Design Deck? I have been invited to do a free webinar with Gaia U Radio

Join us for a unique gaialogue about 'Gamifying Education'

Conversation. Design Activity. Breakout Think and Listen. Q & A and invite to share reflections. 

July 29th 

9 am PDT 

12 noon EST

5 pm BST 

11 pm AEST 

Limited space, register in advance.

Inspired to meet with mentor and teacher Larry Santoyo of The Permaculture Academy who is guiding me in my Post-Doc in permaculture education.

Larry Santoyo & Delvin on an urban permaculture garden rooftop in Brooklyn.

There are many wisdom gems from Larry Santoyo in the new Permaculture Design Deck, here is one:


"The more we live and demonstrate the Permaculture principles, ethics and attitudes, the more they come alive in our world and inspire their use by others". - Robin Clayfield

Grateful to receive a transmission, mentorship and empowerment from my beloved teacher, Permaculture Pioneer Robin Clayfield from Crystal Waters. She will be contributing a series of new cards to the upcoming Permaculture Design Deck as well as some history of Permaculture principles and the use of cards in permaculture education within the booklet. As the core inspiration for the deck, we are joyed to include her profound upgrades in the new expanded edition. Will be doing a online podcast with Robin through Eco Village Voice 

Bright and happy to connection with Permaculture Pioneer Robin Clayfield about the Permaculture Design Deck.

Working away on the deck with some exciting progress in the final two weeks of the campaign. So grateful for all of you for being on the journey with us. We recognize that this project to share the work of so many permaculture elders and pioneers is the work of a community. Thankful to have people from North America, Europe and Oceania helping us with this miraculous manifestation. You are all special people in our world to whom we are truly grateful.

bright eyed

Delvin & Grace 

Plant Path
about 1 year ago – Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 06:57:21 PM

What i stand on is what I stand for” - Thomas Berry

Friends of our World 

Joyed to reach a milestone of 58 supporters and $3,300, 1/3 of what we need to reach our minimum goal. We estimate this is about 1/4 of the supporters needed to publish the whole megillah including 260 cards in a beautiful cloth bound box with a booklet on FSC certified recycled paper. Thanks soooo much for being the first wave of people to believe in our vision and help us to manifest it. 

Things are evolving rapidly with the deck! Permaculture illustrator Brenna Quinlan made new feature artwork. She shared the following micro-video of her creation process.

This new artful illustration of the sun moon earth alliance will grace the upcoming Permaculture Design Deck.

The last few weeks I have been taking an online course with my primary mentor Looby Macnara called Cultural Emergence Effective Design which includes many breakthroughs on my learning journey.

With Looby at Applewood in 2018.

The new Permaculture Design Deck includes brilliant new principles from Looby Macnamara. Here is a sneak peak at some of her cards in the new deck. 

Design Web is a creative framework shared in Looby's book People and Permaculture, one of my bibles!
This collaboration with Looby was inspired by her book 7 Ways to Think Differently

Kind gratitude for being on the journey with us. We appreciate you being a stand for our eco-education initiative, a collaboration with so many of our permaculture teachers, elders and pioneers. 

Delvin & Grace