• How can I find a Briarpatch near me?

The best way to find a Briarpatch where you live is to just start one. Visit the “How can I find a Briarpatch near me?” page to learn more.

  • How do I join the Briarpatch?

To join the San Francisco Briarpatch you need only do three things.

  1. Check to see if you’re in alignment with the following 10 statements:
    • I aspire to right livelihood and simple living.
    • I seek to make a good living doing work that I love.
    • I am passionate about learning and have an insatiable curiosity about how the world works.
    • I see failure and mistakes as essential learning tools.
    • I prefer cooperation to “going it alone.”
    • I practice open books with my tribe and community.
    • I place a high value on personal and social responsibility.
    • I put customer and stakeholder relationships ahead of just making money.
    • But I understand that profit or at least a positive cash flow is necessary to stay in business.
    • I want to have fun in everything I do.
  2. Visit our virtual community website on Ning.com to join and answer the membership questions.
  3. Visit the “All About Briarpatch Membership” page to find out more about membership benefits and how to contribute to the coordinator’s salary.

We also sponsor a Facebook group for announcements and sharing of resources. However, joining that group is not required for membership in the network.

  • What about dues?

Dues are voluntary. You choose the amount you can give. To learn about our view of dues and to see what members have done in the past, visit “Gifts, Tithes, Dues in the Briarpatch“.

  • How can I set up an appointment for a Briarpatch consultation?

Visit the “Briarpatch Consultations” page to learn all about how to get an appointment with the Briarpatch consulting team.

  • How can I contribute to the coordinator’s salary or make a donation to support the community?

Visit our “Briarpatch Dues and Donations” page to learn more about dues and donations.

  • Who are these Briars, anyway?

Learn more than you want to know about our history and contributions to culture and society.

  • What has the Briarpatch contributed to culture and society?

Visit our “The Briarpatch Contribution” to find out what we’ve been doing in the world