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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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With the effects of climate change no longer in question, homeowners should use regenerative landscaping to prepare their property for extreme weather and other expected events. Below, I’ve outlined 4 techniques to help you counteract climate change at home.

4 Techniques to Counteract Climate Change at Home

Aug 30, 2021

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Ecological outdoor showers add fun and functionality to your regenerative landscape.

Eco-Friendly Outdoor Showers for the Regenerative Landscape

Aug 16, 2021

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How relevant are “zones of use” in a home-scale edible landscape, where the primary goal is not necessarily productivity? But, as we live in a world that values efficiency over all else, I ask, is efficiency truly the goal? 

Zones of Use

Jul 19, 2021

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We recently hosted 14 goats at our house, and here is our experience of how they’ve helped control aggressive species (including mosquitos!)

Harnessing Ecological Pressure with Goats

Jul 6, 2021