Trained as both a Permaculture Designer and Fish and Wildlife Manager, Doug Doug Crouch in his beloved paw paw groves has extensive knowledge surrounding landscape planning and food production systems. This regenerative design and implementation work spans the globe ranging in contexts and climates including tropical agro-forestry, Mediterranean organic gardening, and temperate suburban edible landscaping. To facilitate this work he founded TreeYo Permaculture thus building off his other formal training in small business management. Incorporating this knowledge and experience into sustainability educational programming has now become Doug’s main focus as he continues his ecological design and holistic development at Treasure Lake.

Paw paw setting fruit

Prarie banana, paw paw, Asimina triloba, North America’s largest fruit here in an edible landscaping context. Its 13th growing season at my folks house in the burbs, swale fed. And despite this being its 3rd flowering of the year due to late frost, this soon to be cultivar of grafted trees, is once again loaded…