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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:

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

Grounded Gardening
about 1 year ago – Fri, Jul 09, 2021 at 12:42:19 AM

“The faintness of the stars, the freshness of the morning, the dewdrop on the flower, speaks to me.” 

-- Chief Dan George

Friends of our World

Deepest of thanks for supporting our grassroots initiative to create a Permaculture Design Deck. We are off to a steady start and optimistic to make great progress over the weeks to come. 

Joyed by a recent pilgrimage to Laughing Rock Farm to visit with herbalist grandmother Susun Weed.

Touched to learn more from a wise woman who lives so close to the Earth's medicine. Honored to include a new set of Grounded Gardening Principles to the 2021 edition of the permaculture design deck. 

Excited to have gotten a new artwork from Brenna Quinlan to help take the deck to a new level. 

Inspired by how the new design is taking shape. The artful, simple and zen style of text and layout is a level up for the deck! 

As an indirect part of our campaign we launched a short micro-video with Rob Hopkins. 

Deepest of thanks for being on the journey with us. Through our collaborative efforts, this meaningful new learning resource will be out in the world as a free download and beautifully bold printed deck. 

lots of love to your season ahead. 

Delvin & Grace 

Permaculture Deck Design Upgrades
over 1 year ago – Wed, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:17:16 PM

"We live at the edge of the miraculous." - Henry Miller

Friends of our World

Ultra gratitude to the first 37 supporters of the Permaculture Design Deck conscious crowdfunder. 

Joyed to be off to a good start on our quest. 

Blessed to have graphic designer Alexa Spaddy working with permaculture illustrations from Brenna Quinlan, collaborating to create a clear, concise and connected design. 

The card fronts have been upgraded with new brushstroke and colors. Hands will appear in four skin tones to represent the global community. We matched the design to the companion book, Permaculture Design Notes. 

New card front for Strategic Principles.

Upgraded Text Design from Sijay James who also did the text design for the recently released companion book, Permaculture Design Notes book. We matched the fonts.

New Strategic Principles card back

This week we completed a new box design with Alexa Spaddy, featuring the beautiful foil stamped green fabric that is on the spine of the Permaculture Design Notes book and a sturdy bottom. We await a proof copy of the box to share in our campaign. Here is the source drawing from Brenna Quinlan for the bronze foil stamp that we would love to have over green linen if we reach our box stretch goal. 

Harmonious earth drawing by Brenna Quinlan

As part of the first week of our campaign we took a trip to Star Island on the Isles of Shoals. The beach roses were flowering and junipers full of berries. We found an old heritage chapel made of stone and old ship lumber, to pray for the support of our community to produce a next level Permaculture Design Deck   shared freely as a download with the world community and in a beautiful printed card deck in a box with a book. 

Grace on Star Island

So much love and gratitude for taking a leap of faith and believing in us. Soooo appreciate that you were the very first to support our conscious crowdfunder. 

Del on the Atlantic