Here's a quick bit of video inspiration for anyone who wants to build a trellis this spring.
The Food Forest card game is all about edible landscaping. Edible landscapes are a passion of mine, and I feel that everyone would be happier, healthier, and safer if they were to replace their grass with food. Since we purchased our home 2.5 years ago, I've been replacing my entire front lawn with edible plants. This is the pole bean trellis that I constructed last year for one of several raised beds out front. Some people worry about what the neighbors will say if they deviate from the typical lawn and landscape plants. Well, if you design your edible landscape well, they'll say "Wow!" Every time I'm in my front gardens, someone stops to say how much they love seeing what's growing in my yard. Whether it's tomatoes, or strawberries, or garlic (like right now) somebody is always stopping to take a look. My gardens are becoming a local tourist attraction.
So, if you're concerned about what people will say, don't sweat it. Just do a nice job with it and they'll appreciate it as much as any ornamental garden. Don't be restrained by what you think people think. Just make cool stuff and they'll probably like it.
I just posted a new blog entry about 21 Choice Perennials for 4-Season Climates: http://www.bit.ly/21PerennialVeggies
The especially helpful thing is that I researched the USDA Hardiness Zones of each, and put them in a handy grid! It's the list I wish I had a decade ago! I think this will be really helpful to people who are interested in food forests and Permaculture.
It's giving season again, and we are all looking for great gifts. So, to celebrate the END of 2020, I have created a special 20% discount, good through December 6, 2020, just for Permies visitors! Here's the deal: I am losing my day job at the end of the year. I would love to be able to focus on Permaculture (and these games), but can't yet support myself on this stuff! So I need your help! Please share a picture of the card game on social media with a link to FoodForestCardGame.com. In return, please feel free to use the discount code below as many times as you like before December 6. With your help, I can create more fun projects that delight and educate!
The discount code is GIFT2020. Here's a link that should apply it directly. If you have trouble with the link, just go to FoodForestCardGame.com and make sure to use the GIFT2020 coupon code before you pay!
And please, please, please... don't forget to share!
Thank you so much for your support! Please make sure to note that these cards can be used to play many games, NOT just one. This is the most common point that people miss.
The cards are intended as an open-ended invitation to game creators and regenerative gardening enthusiasts. While I have developed several games for the cards, and will be working on more this fall, I really hope that a community or people will evolve to create more games for these cards.
So the idea is for them to be on a par with the traditional playing cards, with the four suits, Aces, Kings, etc. Those would not be nearly as well known if there was only one game that could be played with them. One kind of cards for poker, a completely different set for rummy, yet a third for bridge; I doubt there would be as much interest in card games if it was like that. I do find that idea to be in keeping with our values -- multipurpose as opposed to a separate thing for each single purpose.
I like this idea a lot better than the (Your-City's-Name)-opoly phenomenon. A game about predatory capitalism, with advertising incorporated into the game board. How many who buy those games are aware of the inherent propaganda?
Disciple of Tarzan
Common Weeds And Wild Edibles Of The World (HD video)