Permaculture Principles Card Deck

As an offering to the world community, Gaiacraft presents a unique card deck which explores the permaculture principles in a dynamic new way. Featuring 64 principles, directives, strategies, attitudes, and ethics sourced from elders of the permaculture movement, this is a collection of foundational concepts that can support any permaculture design process. Mixing art, symbol, photo and text, this creative learning and teaching toolkit inspires new insights and deepened understandings about the applications of permaculture.

The Permaculture Principles Card Deck supports people’s learning / teaching practice and works with people of all ages, disciplines, educational backgrounds and experience levels. This is a game that can be played in countless ways, potentially engaging all the different learning / teaching styles at once. Personal reflections, classrooms, conversations, site designs or decision making processes can all benefit from the use of these cards. The principles were inspired from study of how indigenous peoples have lived in harmony with their environment along with insights gleaned from modern understandings of how nature has designed itself.

These lushly illustrated, full color, double sided cards are available as an open source files for download here. For those wanting to print the cards, it’s likely more affordable and less work to order them through our print on demand printer who can mail it to you anywhere in the world.

This visionary permaculture learning and teaching toolset will bring creative insights and artful inspiration into your educational life journey.

Source curriculum:

Bill Mollison, David Holmgren, Robin Clayfield, Rosemary Morrow, Geoff Lawton, Robyn Francis, Larry Santoyo, Michael Becker and Toby Hemenway