Grow Pawpaw Trees (Online)

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Wednesday May 27

3:00 PM  –  4:30 PM

Preregistration required for this online program. This program is designed for adults.

This will be a live, virtual class.  This class will take place with Zoom meeting platform. Your link to attend the meeting will be sent in a follow up email. You do not need the Zoom application to participate.

A pawpaw tree can be a welcome ecological enhancement to your yard but there are some quirks to growing them particularly if you want to harvest good pawpaw fruit. We’ll highlight tips and tricks for growing pawpaws from seed, improving woodland stands of pawpaws, harvesting fruit, and processing and cooking tips. We’ll explore lessons learned from the native two-acre woodland pawpaw grove as well as those learned in a suburban orchard style pawpaw planting in full sun. We’ll infuse pawpaw history and ecology into this how-to class to set you up for success.

Members $8; nonmembers $8.

About the Instructor: Jason Neumann currently serves at Cincinnati Nature Center’s Public Programs Manager and interpretive trainer. In the early days of his 25 years on the Nature Center staff, he managed the programming at the Nature Center’s Long Branch Farm site when it had been an operating educational farm. While he’s an educator at heart, an agricultural vibe always bubbles right under the surface of everything he does. He earned a BS in Crop and Soil Sciences from Michigan State University and a graduate certificate in Agroforestry from University of Missouri Columbia. He’s on the board of the Ohio Pawpaw Grower’s Association, operates Someday Farm, his suburban Blue Ash backyard farm, started the Nature Center’s Foraging Club in 2013, and has been working on perennial native trees and shrubs on the Long Branch Farm and Trails site for many years.


*Please note that cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event.