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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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Set your garden up for a successful growing season!

Prepping a Spring Garden

Apr 26, 2021

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So much of the success of your garden depends on the quality of your soil.

The Top 5 Soil Amendments for Your Garden

Apr 12, 2021

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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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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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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