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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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Out-of-control runoff kept this Decatur family’s home in constant danger of damaging water. By installing rain gardens and implementing wise water management techniques, we used the tenets of permaculture and regenerative landscaping to protect their property.

Before and After: How We Used Rain Gardens and Wise Water Management to Rescue a Decatur Home

Sep 13, 2021

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Even tiny spaces, if intentionally designed, can grow food, manage water, and have room to gather. Here’s what we did to transition a compact backyard into a productive urban garden.  BEFORE: This mostly sunny tiny backyard receives lots of water from the house and the neighbors, and was originally planted with unused lawn and lots […]

A compact, yet productive urban garden

Mar 15, 2021

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Designing for Disease and Pest Resistance

A Home-Scale Food Forest

Feb 1, 2021

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Growing food and medicine for earth repair

An Herbalist’s Sanctuary

Nov 24, 2020

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Creative ways to reuse and repurpose materials for a warm cottage feel

Form meets function in this dreamy garden

Oct 16, 2020