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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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Repurpose cardboard to suppress weeds and add carbon to your soil

Reduce your waste and build soil with sheet mulching

Mar 29, 2021

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Building hugelbeds, or mounded beds, is a technique that blends water management, debris management, and soil building into one strategy.

Reduce your Watering and Build Soil with Hugelbeds

Mar 1, 2021

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Here are a few ecologically-sound driveway upgrades you can do to create pervious surface while protecting tree roots from compaction.

Improving Root-Zone Compaction with Pervious Driveways

Jan 19, 2021

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When it comes to rainwater harvesting, a few common mistakes leave the end product less than functional. I’m going to walk you through those errors and show you how to avoid them, so you have a beautiful and functional rainwater system.

3 common mistakes with rainwater harvesting (and how to avoid them!)

Nov 17, 2020

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Sculpting the earth on your site can be the answer to too much or too little water, and the key is to know which technique to use and when. And⏤spoiler alert!⏤a contour swale is not always a permie’s best friend!

3 techniques to help you manage water wisely, and when to use them

Sep 29, 2020

students digging swales