Permaculture is all about the connections between animals, plants, people, and structures. If you understand how they connect, and how they function together, you’re way ahead of the game!
Just like nature, the Food Forest cards are all about connections. The introductory games teach you companion planting. Advanced games teach you Permaculture zones and sun requirements. After you learn the games, making similar connections in your own food forest becomes second nature!
What did your favorite games teach you? How to conquer a continent? How to raise the rent on Park Place? Don’t get me wrong, I’ve played, and enjoyed, all kinds of games, but the lessons they teach aren’t always positive or practical.
Food Forest was designed to be different. The games are fun, but the strategies are real, the information is factual, and the purpose is positive! The decks have been played by thousands of people around the world, in classrooms, PDC courses, and by Permaculture designers who are looking for a new perspective on their landscape designs. While the plants are most relevant in temperate climates, the message they teach is universal: things in the garden don't have to compete; they can often work together.
One deck, many games!
So this isn’t just one game! The Food Forest deck is versatile enough to be used for many games. We’ve developed several, which are available on the www.foodforestcardgame.com website, and you are always more than welcome to develop your own!
Now here’s what you’re ordering…
One (1) printable PDF download, English language, Northern Hemisphere version of the Food Forest cards.* This special, discounted edition contains everything in the standard deck. The only difference is the reverse side of the cards, where I have added some contact and website information.
This PDF is available by special arrangement with Permies.com at a 20% discount off the usual $10 price. To get the discount, you must pay the discounted price here and then use the resulting coupon code for the Permies edition of the cards .
After purchasing the game, you will need to download the PDF to your PC or laptop and print the cards on your home printer. You may want to first confirm that your home printer can handle 110 lb. card stock. You may also want to borrow a paper cutter.
Your special hyperlink will appear here after you have purchased, or otherwise been granted access to, the PDF.
* The game is also available from our website as an actual, printed deck. There are more PDF versions there, too, including a Southern Hemisphere PDF (same plants with sun and shade reversed) and several translations. Currently, the cards are translated into Italian, German, and Dutch. There is also a French translation in the works. Since our translators are volunteers, and all profits go to Reforestation charities, we take what we can get!