PERMACULTURE DESIGN DECK

"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Overjoyed to share the new Permaculture Design Deck! 20 years in production this new edition was rewritten and expanded in many stone circles and sacred spaces in Ireland. Thanks to everyone who helped kickstart it with pre-orders.

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. Serves as a design tool, game and oracle.

The card deck features text from Delvin Solkinson sharing Permaculture Design Principles and Tools learned from Bill Mollison, Rosemary Morrow, David Holmgren, Robin Clayfield, Geoff Lawton, Graham Bell, Michael Becker, Toby Hemenway, Larry Santoyo, Susun Weed, Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Starhawk & Looby Macnamara.

Additional contributions were inspired by Rob Hopkins, Dave Boehnlein, Max Lindegger, 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 are the heart of this work. Larry Santoyo has supported this work in countless ways, without him this would not have happened. Looby Macnamara is a true visionary who has creatively inspired us and this project in countless ways. Special thanks to Maddy Harland, Graham Bell, Wilf Richards, Chris Evans and Aranya ongoing for mentorship and support. Grateful to Tamara Griffiths who helped identify many of the principles in early versions of the deck.

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This work is the culmination of 20 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 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, Toby Hemenway and Geoff Lawton. This was a core project in a Doctorate in Permaculture Education and the new edition is part of a Post-Doc.

Awesome thanks to our core team:
Grace Solkinson, Kym Chi, Dana Wilson, Annaliese Hordern, Tamara Griffiths

Art by Brenna Quinlan
Design by Alexa Spaddy
Text Design by Sijay James Onbeyond Metamedia


Awesome thanks for core support from:
Martin Bridge , Paul Myers, Keri Chiveralls, Dan Palmer, Elijah Santoyo, Jason Gerhardt

This deck is a companion for the Permaculture Design Notes and Permaculture Teachers Notes. Together they form a toolkit sharing a creative essence of Permaculture Design.

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