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Hi there! Welcome to the PawPaw Patch blog, a place to learn and grow. We've been up to this for a while, so I want to share what we've learned in the field so we can accelerate change together. Stay a while and say hello!

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With temperatures beginning to drop below freezing at night, it’s important to take the proper steps to winterize your water system.

How to Winterize Your Water System

Nov 29, 2021


Save for fall and winter blooming species, the lush greens and vibrant hues of spring and summer have given way to the rusty palette of browns that follows on the heels of peak leaf season color. As plants begin dormancy, the last of the leaves are dropping in droves and most flowers and grasses have long since gone to seed. Conventionally speaking, we now sit squarely in ‘fall cleanup’ season. But typical fall landscaping practices can do more harm than good.

4 Reasons to Rethink Your Fall Landscaping Regimen

Nov 29, 2021


In an upscale North Atlanta neighborhood, Elizabeth Warland, a former tech startup professional, is on a years-long mission to rewild her property, create habitat and grow food and medicine for her family.

How a Former Tech Startup Pro Used Permaculture to Transform Her Property

Nov 16, 2021


Whether you want to grow crops for winter or get ready to hit the ground running next spring, fall is the perfect time to start planning your garden. But no two sites are the same! Below, I’ll walk you through 5 different methods for growing a vegetable garden at home.

5 Methods for Growing a Vegetable Garden at Home

Nov 1, 2021


The conversation surrounding the best use of city-owned sites has shifted in recent years. Communities are pushing for more greenspace, gardens and other nature-based spaces that prioritize quality of life and wellbeing over financially-driven development.

What It Takes to Build Productive Urban Landscapes

Sep 28, 2021