Thursday, March 31, 2016

Thank you!

As this campaign draws to a close, I am thinking about all of the people to whom I owe thanks. At the top of the list are the many folks at who have selflessly reminded their readers about this project. The "Dailish Email" (subscribe here: and this great discussion thread have given us constant attention!

Please join me in thanking Paul and his team for our success.  And please consider signing up for the "Dailish Email".  If you are interested in Permaculture, this is a great way to keep up on what's going on in our world.

Thank you Burra Maluca and Paul Wheaton! Without you, we might never have been funded!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Free Original Artwork Raffle!

Great news!  

We just passed 80% this morning!  I am so thrilled that I have decided to give away some of my favorite original artwork!

Simply put, all you need to do to be entered in the raffle for the Scarlet Runner Beans artwork is to click this link and back the project.  Every dollar pledged counts as one virtual ticket.  Backers also have a selection of great thank you gifts.  If you want more details, read on.  If you are satisfied with the short version, please just back this project before our time runs out!

This is artwork that I drew for the cards and is the actual pencil sketches that were scanned to create the cards in this deck!  These pencil sketches are uncolored, because the coloration was done on my computer, but the winners will also receive a (non-archival) color printout of the artwork.

The two drawings to be raffled are the scarlet runner bean drawing and the daikon radish drawing.  The daikon radish sketch will be raffled off to one of the current backers*.  The scarlet runner bean drawing will be raffled off to any new backers beginning tomorrow, 3/25/2016, at 12:01 AM EDT. Every dollar donated is worth one raffle ticket.  If you already pledged $25, you have effectively purchased 25 tickets for the daikon radish drawing raffle**.  If you pledge $25 beginning tomorrow, you earn 25 tickets in the "new backers" raffle.

But, to be legal and fair, there is no contribution required.  Here are two ways that you can automatically be entered into both drawings:
1. Earn 10 free tickets: To earn 10 free tickets for each raffle, leave one nice comment about the cards on our thread - starting today!  Please do not mention the raffle on the Permies thread! If you are concerned that I might not have your contact information, or might miss the entry, you can alert me via this Kickstarter campaign. (Limit one entry via this method per participant. Comments mentioning the raffle will be disqualified.)

2. Earn another 10 free tickets for each raffle: contact me via the website's Contact Us form - located on the right-hand sidebar. Make sure to include the words "Enter Me in the Artwork Raffle" at the top of your message. (Limit one entry via this method per participant.)
Please note, if you have already backed the project, you can still be entered in the second drawing.  Simply increase your pledge, and your additional pledge money will count toward the second drawing. Or you can also use one of the two methods above to earn free tickets for each drawing.

Each drawing will be sent to one of two lucky winners at the end of our Kickstarter campaign.*** Limit, one piece of artwork per winner!
* Current backers are defined as backers who donate before midnight 3/24/2016, EDT.

** If you are a backer and DO NOT wish to be automatically entered into this raffle, please contact me through the Contact Us form on the website and include the words "Please do not enter me" at the top of the message.
The fine print: If the Food Forest card game Kickstarter campaign does not reach 100% of its final goal, the raffle will be cancelled and no artwork will be given away. Artwork will be sent by the least expensive method upon the successful completion of the Kickstarter campaign. Campaign (and raffle) ends Thursday, April 7 at 1:46 PM EDT. Artwork will be sent with signature confirmation. If artwork is verified to be lost by the United States Postal Service, another drawing, chosen at the sole discretion of Karl Treen, will be substituted in its place as compensation. Delivery  will be verified using USPS signature confirmation (where available) and will be considered delivered if signed by any receiving party. International deliveries will be attempted but cannot be verified.  Unverified losses, or losses that occur outside of the United States, cannot be compensated.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Hello Friends,

Just a quick note to tell you that the Food Forest Card Game Kickstarter campaign just started!  Please take a moment to check it out!  There is a video and other information, not to mention a great selection of Thank You gifts for those who are kind enough to give us their support!

Most importantly, please help us out by sharing this information on Facebook.  We really need people to share our links as often as possible.


Friday, March 4, 2016

Hello Friends!  It's almost crunch time for me and the Food Forest cards.  The Kickstarter campaign is being reviewed right now!  Anyhow, thank you for all of your support!  In the meantime, here is a nice post put together by my friends at Permies.  Please check it out and comment if you have time.  Our comments will keep it rising to the top!