New Playing Cards Teach Benefits of Foraging and Edible Plants
Author and wild edible expert Sergei Boutenko announced the release of the first updated and modernized deck of wild edible playing cards scheduled to be release Spring 2014.
This unique deck of poker cards allows you to play your favorite games and at the same time learn about common edible plants of North America. In addition to vivid photos, thorough descriptions, and nutritional highlights, the cards also include common sense guidelines for safe and happy foraging. All the wild edible information within this deck is tried and true and has been tested extensively by Sergei Boutenko, author of "Wild Edibles: A Practical Guide to Foraging, with Easy Identification of 60 Edible Plants and 67 Recipes."
There are several similar products on the market, however they are outdated with low quality plant images, confusing descriptions, and poor game design. With the release of these new wild edible playing cards, Boutenko hopes to make the study of plants more fun thus encouraging more people to spend time in connecting with nature.
Detailed Info About The Deck: Deck comes with 56 cards (52 + 2 Jokers + 2 instruction cards). It will be printed on high quality card stock, which will withstand years of constant use.
Three Purposes from One Deck
1. A regular deck of poker cards to play your favorite games.
2. A wild edible guide to learn about new plants.
3. A foraging quiz to solidify your wild edible knowledge. By reading the descriptions on the back of each card and then trying to guess what plant is on the front of the card you can turn this card deck into wild edible flashcards.
Raising Funds on Kickstarter
Currently the project is in the final fundraising stages on Kickstarter. As of two days ago, Boutenko met his initial goal. This means the cards will be printed and distributed as planned. If you would like to support this project and receive a deck of Wild Edible Playing Cards at a discount rate, please visit our Kickstarter page and make a pledge. Additional money raise will go toward printing more cards and gaining wider distribution.
About Sergei Boutenko
Sergei Boutenko has been gathering wild plants since he was 13, when, early on in a 6-month hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, he and his family ran out of provisions and turned to foraging for survival in the wild. Back in civilization, Boutenko was dismayed by the inferior quality of store-bought food and industrial agriculture, and began to regularly collect wild plants near his home and on his travels. Now, more than 16 years later, he still avidly forages for his food and travels the world sharing the knowledge gleaned from years of wildcrafting and thriving in harmony with nature.
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