Food Forest, a card game designed to teach kids about permaculture, is raising funds on Kickstarter. As of this writing, it’s two-thirds of the way toward its $10,000 goal and has around 10 days left to go.
The game is developed and designed by Karl Treen, who came up with the idea while teaching gardening to Montessori schoolkids in East Providence, RI. He is also a founder of Permaculture Providence. Here’s what ecoRInews has to say about the game:
“The 68-card deck features detailed botanical drawings done by Treen. The game’s colorful cards feature pictures of plants, animals and structures, and icons that indicate the particular needs of the item on the card (inputs) and the benefits that it can provide (outputs). The cards also show the sun requirements of the plant, describe the role that it plays in a forest garden system, and provide a brief overview of the benefits and challenges of each plant.”
Want a copy of the game for yourself? You can get a print-at-home PDF version for a $10 pledge, or a hard copy of the deck for $20-22. The game is expected to ship in July 2016.
Head on over to Kickstarter to check out the intro video or make a pledge!