Josh Wolf is creating Growing Home
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patrons
Hiraeth: (n.) a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe there never was.

Growing Home is an exploration in creating community, regenerative design and piloting new models and paradigms in the pursuit of curing hiraeth. I invite you to participate with me in this journey and I thank you for whatever support you are able to offer in these pursuits.

I met my new landlord three years ago. He had just purchased the house I live in, but had yet to see the inside. He refused to tell me his name when he introduced himself. Since then, the other two tenants in my building have been pushed out. My future in San Francisco has seemed uncertain for sometime, but the question of where next to call home is one that seems to have no easy answers for me or the thousands of others similarly situated.

While this journey is personal, I've quickly realized it is not mine alone. Almost everyone I talk to longs for a greater sense of community whether in their home or neighborhood. Growing Home will become the platform I share the knowledge I gather along the way, but also the place where I maintain connection and update folks on my current ongoing community projects which so far include:

HOME — Healing Our Mined Ecology: HOME is a replicable model to bolster local economies through fostering entrepreneurial cooperative solutions to community challenges while using the principles of permaculture to weave a web of existing local enterprises into a more resilient community-driven economy with improved local food security.

Symbio.cityIn August, 2017, I looked out at the temporary city of nearly 50,000 people who gathered in rural Oregon to celebrate the total solar eclipse at a festival outside Prineville. In one instant, I surrendered to the inevitable consequence of the tidal wave of venture capital crashing onto San Francisco and envisioned what could be possible in building a new city devoted to arts and culture that values people over profits. It's a huge project that I recognize will take years, but it's exciting work that I'm looking forward to share and collaborate as we steadily work to make the seemingly impossible become real.

The Web of Lucid Living — My latest project is still in its infancy, but will become an online community offering mutual aid and support in the pursuit of living their authentic loving selves. It's inspired by experience at the Lucidity Festival and am looking forward to launching its first iteration in the near future.

I've shared some of my past work in the free section to provide a little background in what I've been doing, but I'm open to all forms of collaboration and consultation and I've structured my Patreon to make myself available as a solutions catalyst and problem solver at the higher tiers, while making Growing Home available to anyone able to contribute a dollar a month or more.

Thank you for your support in these endeavors. I'm so excited to start this Patreon and will be sharing new content at least once a week. The larger community we are able to manifest, the more time I'll have to devote to my community-building work and sharing what I learn along the way.

Thanks again!
Tiers
Community
$1 or more per month

Your one dollar monthly contribution is the fuel that will keep this fire burning. As a community member you will be able to access all of the content of Growing Home and are invited to participate in however you feel moved.

Community Catalyst
$3 or more per month

As a community catalyst you will not only unlock all of the content of Growing Home, but you will also receive a regular newsletter  highlighting the best material culminated from Growing Home each month.

Community Booster
$5 or more per month

As a community booster you will receive everything above and also a digital copy of my upcoming book Harsh Bloom, a collection of my nature photography on the Big Island of Hawaii and haiku.

Community Supporter
$10 or more per month

As a community supporter you will receive everything above and also a  limited-release copy of my upcoming book Harsh Bloom, a collection of my nature photography on the Big Island of Hawaii and haiku.

Community Patron
$25 or more per month

As a community patron you will receive everything above and also have the opportunity to suggest a story for Growing Home to focus on each month (all editorial decisions and copyright would be retained by GH).

Community Collaborator
$35 or more per month

As a community collaborator you will receive everything above and are also invited to a monthly 1x1 phone consult to discuss any projects you are working on and help identify solutions to any current challenges.

Community Benefactor
$100 or more per month

As a community benefactor you will receive everything above and are also invited to utilize one weekend of my year to collaborate on any project you are working on from creating a web site to planting a garden (travel schedule permitting).

Community Coconspirator
$350 or more per month

As a community coconspirator you will receive everything above and are also invited to use my labor for one full day each month to collaborate on your projects (remotely if not located in San Francisco Bay Area).

Goals
7 of 10 patrons
When we reach 10 patrons, Growing Home will release its first monthly newsletter.
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Hiraeth: (n.) a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe there never was.

Growing Home is an exploration in creating community, regenerative design and piloting new models and paradigms in the pursuit of curing hiraeth. I invite you to participate with me in this journey and I thank you for whatever support you are able to offer in these pursuits.

I met my new landlord three years ago. He had just purchased the house I live in, but had yet to see the inside. He refused to tell me his name when he introduced himself. Since then, the other two tenants in my building have been pushed out. My future in San Francisco has seemed uncertain for sometime, but the question of where next to call home is one that seems to have no easy answers for me or the thousands of others similarly situated.

While this journey is personal, I've quickly realized it is not mine alone. Almost everyone I talk to longs for a greater sense of community whether in their home or neighborhood. Growing Home will become the platform I share the knowledge I gather along the way, but also the place where I maintain connection and update folks on my current ongoing community projects which so far include:

HOME — Healing Our Mined Ecology: HOME is a replicable model to bolster local economies through fostering entrepreneurial cooperative solutions to community challenges while using the principles of permaculture to weave a web of existing local enterprises into a more resilient community-driven economy with improved local food security.

Symbio.cityIn August, 2017, I looked out at the temporary city of nearly 50,000 people who gathered in rural Oregon to celebrate the total solar eclipse at a festival outside Prineville. In one instant, I surrendered to the inevitable consequence of the tidal wave of venture capital crashing onto San Francisco and envisioned what could be possible in building a new city devoted to arts and culture that values people over profits. It's a huge project that I recognize will take years, but it's exciting work that I'm looking forward to share and collaborate as we steadily work to make the seemingly impossible become real.

The Web of Lucid Living — My latest project is still in its infancy, but will become an online community offering mutual aid and support in the pursuit of living their authentic loving selves. It's inspired by experience at the Lucidity Festival and am looking forward to launching its first iteration in the near future.

I've shared some of my past work in the free section to provide a little background in what I've been doing, but I'm open to all forms of collaboration and consultation and I've structured my Patreon to make myself available as a solutions catalyst and problem solver at the higher tiers, while making Growing Home available to anyone able to contribute a dollar a month or more.

Thank you for your support in these endeavors. I'm so excited to start this Patreon and will be sharing new content at least once a week. The larger community we are able to manifest, the more time I'll have to devote to my community-building work and sharing what I learn along the way.

Thanks again!

Recent posts by Josh Wolf

Tiers
Community
$1 or more per month

Your one dollar monthly contribution is the fuel that will keep this fire burning. As a community member you will be able to access all of the content of Growing Home and are invited to participate in however you feel moved.

Community Catalyst
$3 or more per month

As a community catalyst you will not only unlock all of the content of Growing Home, but you will also receive a regular newsletter  highlighting the best material culminated from Growing Home each month.

Community Booster
$5 or more per month

As a community booster you will receive everything above and also a digital copy of my upcoming book Harsh Bloom, a collection of my nature photography on the Big Island of Hawaii and haiku.

Community Supporter
$10 or more per month

As a community supporter you will receive everything above and also a  limited-release copy of my upcoming book Harsh Bloom, a collection of my nature photography on the Big Island of Hawaii and haiku.

Community Patron
$25 or more per month

As a community patron you will receive everything above and also have the opportunity to suggest a story for Growing Home to focus on each month (all editorial decisions and copyright would be retained by GH).

Community Collaborator
$35 or more per month

As a community collaborator you will receive everything above and are also invited to a monthly 1x1 phone consult to discuss any projects you are working on and help identify solutions to any current challenges.

Community Benefactor
$100 or more per month

As a community benefactor you will receive everything above and are also invited to utilize one weekend of my year to collaborate on any project you are working on from creating a web site to planting a garden (travel schedule permitting).

Community Coconspirator
$350 or more per month

As a community coconspirator you will receive everything above and are also invited to use my labor for one full day each month to collaborate on your projects (remotely if not located in San Francisco Bay Area).