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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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Spring is here! And as warmer temperatures and increased rainfall bring blooms and leaves to life, disease and pests begin to make their debut, too.

Springtime Disease and Pest Prevention

Mar 23, 2022

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It’s March! And for us that means meadow management is in full effect. 

March is for Meadow Management

Mar 8, 2022

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With the amount of time we’ve all had to spend at home the past two years, it’s no surprise that folks have turned their focus towards home improvement projects.

How We Turned a Contemporary Home Into an Ecological Sanctuary in the City

Feb 9, 2022

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Lawns are arguably the most iconic staple of the American residential landscape. They’re also one of its most costly components—in terms of both economic and environmental impact.

Lazy Lawns and Why We Love Them

Jan 24, 2022

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As more and more folks turn towards regenerative practices throughout their lifestyle choices, permaculture-based landscape management is finding its way into an increasing number of neighborhoods with homeowners associations (HOAs). 

Permaculture and Homeowners Associations

Jan 11, 2022