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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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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

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I recently wrote a post about financial transparency and open-book management and had some wonderful questions and responses come in. Many asked if I had any insight into building a company that could support moving to financial transparency since it is a departure from the standard fiscal management strategy for many companies.   So, I thought […]

5 Steps to Grow Your Business Organically

Feb 15, 2021

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Designing for Disease and Pest Resistance

A Home-Scale Food Forest

Feb 1, 2021