Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” 

- Albert Einstein


A creative card deck sharing a collection of permaculture principles, strategies, attitudes, ethics and design methods. Over 230 cards to support your permaculture practice, learning, teaching, designing and consulting. Can serve as a game, learning tool or oracle. 


As a gift to the World Community, a version of the cards are available as a free download.

You can support this volunteer project by purchasing a printed deck with full color art from Brenna Quinlan or making a donation.

A final project in an experimental Doctorate in Permaculture Education under the guidance of Larry Santoyo as well as stacked into a Diploma through the Permaculture Association under Tutor Looby Macnamara. 

The card deck features text from Delvin Solkinson sharing Permaculture Design Core Concepts learned from Bill Mollison, Rosemary Morrow, David Holmgren, Geoff Lawton, Michael Becker, Toby Hemenway, Larry Santoyo, Susun Weed, Robin Clayfield, Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Starhawk & Looby Macnamara. Additional contributions were inspired by Rob Hopkins, Dave Boehnlein, Max Lindegger, Graham Bell, Richard Wallner, Mark Lakeman, Doug Bullock, Andrew Faust, Penny Livingston-Stark, Ian McHarg and P.A. Yeomans. Core source inspiration from Robin Clayfield whose many card decks and games led to this creation. Special thanks to Maddy Harland for her mentorship and support. Tamara Griffiths helped identify many of the principles in early versions of the deck.

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This work is the culmination of 18 years of Permaculture Design study by Delvin Solkinson which spanned a PDC, Diploma and Masters Degree with Bill Mollison and the Permaculture Academy, a second Diploma through the Permaculture Institute and a current third Diploma through the Permaculture Association. Delvin has collected these principles and core concepts at 13 Permaculture Design Advanced Courses and 13 Teacher Trainings as well as additional PDC's with Rosemary Morrow and Toby Hemenway. ​

Awesome thanks to my core team: 

Grace Solkinson, Kym Chi, Dana Wilson, Annaliese Hordern, Tamara Griffiths​


Awesome thanks for core support:

Martin Bridge​, Paul Myers, Keri Chiveralls​, Dan Palmer​, Elijah Santoyo, Jason Gerhardt​.

Proofreading and Copy Editing by Philippe Bourse.

Awesome thanks to my profound and powerful teachers (Top Right to Bottom Left)  

Patricia Michael, Rosemary Morrow, Looby Macnamara, Robin Clayfield, Jude Hobbs, Tom Ward, Robyn Francis,

Starhawk, Bill Mollison, David Holmgren, Scott Pittman, Larry Santoyo, Toby Hemenway, Mark Lakeman, Susun Weed, Chris Evans, Geoff Lawton, Michael Becker, Doug Bullock, Sam Bullock, Jason Gerhardt, Jenny Pell, Penny Livingston-Stark & Peter Cow.

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This is a companion for the Permaculture Design Notes and Permaculture Teachers Notes.

Together they form a toolkit sharing a creative essence of Permaculture Design. 

Share and support this work to make permaculture accessible in a gamified form which is freely shared with the World Community. 


Delvin Solkinson entirely volunteers to produce this work. It is a grassroots initiative to share permaculture in an accessible form.