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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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We recently received the following question from someone in our community: I would love to know if permaculture is an appropriated form of Indigenous knowledge. I mean this respectfully. Can anyone speak to this?

Is permaculture appropriated from Indigenous knowledge?

Nov 23, 2022

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We often talk with our client community about how to manage pests, about how these little creatures devour garden veggies, or creep onto paths, or take over a patch of a backyard oasis.

A Permaculture Perspective on Pests

Oct 31, 2022

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We became a certified B Corp in 2018 because we wanted to focus on long-term value instead of short-term gain. We wanted to prioritize people and the planet over profit. And we especially wanted to remain clear-eyed about our values as we grew.

Being a B Corp + Why it Matters

Sep 26, 2022

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Mushroom season is almost here! And whether it’s with inoculated logs or bags of sawdust substrate, there are a number of ways you can grow them in your very own backyard, or even inside your home.

How to Grow Mushrooms at Home

May 25, 2022

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Recent rains followed by sunny days and mild temperatures have given us a stunning spring. As those May flowers keep coming, and with new growth and summer blooms soon to follow, now’s the perfect time to give your plants a little boost with compost tea.

How to Make and Use Compost Tea at Home

May 10, 2022