Growing with Nature

is creating content to help you make the living world around us come alive.

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Gardener

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$2
per month
For the cost of a packet of seeds, you can:

  • Instantly access our complete library of 50+ cheat sheets, checklists, and other bonus content;
  • Access a backlist of 30 text-based wild tips;
  • Suggest topics for podcast episodes, (and get priority consideration);
  • Get recognized as a new patron on our podcast and website.

Thank you so much! 

Cultivator

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$5
per month
  • Gain early access to podcast show-notes,

PLUS: 
  • Instantly access our complete library of 50+ cheat sheets, checklists, and other bonus content;
  • Access a backlist of 30 text-based wild tips;
  • Suggest topics for podcast episodes, (and get priority consideration);
  • Get recognized as a new patron on our podcast and website.
Thank you so much!

Rewilder

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$9
per month
  • Gain early access to each podcast episode directly on Patreon,
  • Access our backlist of 13 video wild tips.

PLUS:

  • Instantly access our complete library of 50+ cheat sheets, checklists, and other bonus content;
  • Access a backlist of 30 text-based wild tips;
  • Suggest topics for podcast episodes, (and get priority consideration);
  • Get recognized as a new patron on our podcast and website.

Thank you so much!

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About Growing with Nature

Hi! I'm Daron—Restoration ecologist, permaculture enthusiast, and founder of Growing with Nature.

Growing with Nature creates free content to help people make the living world around us come alive—from the soil to the sky—and cultivate abundance for people, plants and wildlife.

Thanks so much for being here!

Let me tell you a little bit about who we are and what we do.

Growing with Nature 101 (Why We Create)

Imagine the living world around you, alive with abundance.

Can you picture it?

Fruit trees, nut trees, berries and vegetables, and native plants supporting wildlife in multitudes—a true wellspring of abundance.

Imagine your world alive with wildlife.

With frogs and dragonflies stirring in the morning light. With bushtits and goldfinches swooping from stumps and twirling through thickets in a riot of song.

Imagine your world alive with the sound of running water.

Too often, we hear that the best thing we can do for nature is to leave it alone.

But I know we can do better.

As a restoration ecologist, I see the regenerative power of nature every day. And I know that we can heal the living world around us—even in our own backyards.



My wife, Michaela, and I created Growing with Nature to help people play an active part in that regeneration—to make the living world around us come alive.

We’ve mapped out 5 pathways to abundance to help people revitalize the living world around us—from the soil to the sky.

  • Growing Perennial Foods
  • Working with Native Plants
  • Building Healthy Soil
  • Working with Wildlife
  • Working with your Land

Inspired by restoration ecology, permaculture, and Traditional Ecological Knowledge, these are 5 paths of actionable steps you can take to support and enjoy wildlife, grow food, and heal our living world—all in your own backyard.

We create free content to make these paths accessible to anyone who has land to work with.

  • The Growing with Nature Podcast: We create weekly podcast episodes to help people cultivate abundance for people, plants and wildlife.
  • Pathways to Abundance-Guides: We’ve authored introductory guides to help people can download free to start out on each path.
  • Growing with Nature Blog: Our website continues to feature well over 100 blog posts, which give people skills and specific, concrete steps to cultivate abundance.

All in all, we’ve helped over 100,0000 people on this journey—seeds of change that are taking root all over the globe.

We’re working hard to share these pathways with others—to heal the living world around us and make our world come alive with abundance for people, plants and wildlife.

Our patrons make this work possible, and we’re so grateful for your support.



What is Patreon? 

We're on a mission to make the living world around us come alive with abundance for people, plants and wildlife—one backyard at a time.

Patreon is a way you can support that mission with a monthly contribution.

And when you become a patron, you gain access to exclusive, patron-only benefits to help you on your own path to abundance.

(You can opt out any time.)

What Do I Get When I Become a Patron?

As a patron, you get instant access to exclusive benefits based on your level of support:



Gardener
$2 per month

For the monthly cost of a packet of seeds, you can:

  • Instantly access our complete library of 50+ cheat sheets, checklists, and other bonus content;
  • Access a backlist of 30 text-based wild tips;
  • Suggest topics for podcast episodes, (and get priority consideration);
  • Get recognized as a new patron on our podcast and website.

    Thank you so much!



Cultivator
$5 per month

At this benefit level, you can:

  • Gain early-access to podcast show notes

PLUS:

  • Gain early-access to podcast show notes,
  • Instantly access our complete library of 50+ cheat sheets, checklists, and other bonus content;
  • Receive priority consideration when you suggest blog post topics;
  • Get recognized as a new patron on our podcast and website.

Thank you so much!

Rewilder
$9 per month

At this benefit level, you can: 

  • Gain early access to each podcast episode, directly on Patreon, and
  • Access our backlist of 13 video wild tips,

PLUS:

  • Gain early-access to podcast show notes,
  • Instantly access our complete library of 50+ cheat sheets, checklists, and other bonus content;
  • Receive priority consideration when you suggest blog post topics;
  • Get recognized as a new patron on our podcast and website.

Thank you so much!




Why Does My Support Matter?

Growing with Nature is on a mission to make our living world come alive with abundance for people, plants and wildlife.

And when you become a patron, you become an integral part of our mission.

We’re a small husband-wife team running this site on our spare time, and we can’t do it alone.

We need your support to keep our website free—and ad-free.

We also need your help to ramp up our media processing capacity, so we can capture the look and feel of a world alive with abundanceand empower people to achieve it.

Your support makes a difference.

Instead of toxic industrial agriculture, you're offering a path of hope and regeneration.

In the face of climate change and loss of wildlife, you're helping people to heal our living world—transforming degraded landscapes into vibrant living systems where people, plants and wildlife can thrive.

That’s powerful.

And what it really comes down to is this:

Your support will help us inspire more people to cultivate abundance for people, plants and wildlife, and empower them to make the living world around us come alive.



Thank you for supporting Growing with Nature.


Because of you, our world is more abundant, beautiful, and alive. 

Keep on Growing!
Daron
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 110 exclusive posts
1
Audio release
75
Images
36
Links
6
Polls
5
Writings
19
Videos

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