Grow Pawpaw Trees (Online)

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Sunday April 25

3:30 PM  –  5:30 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 which will be sent immediately after registration. You do not need the Zoom application to participate. If you preregistered and do not receive the Zoom information by email by April 24, please contact our front desk staff at (513) 831-1711 to request that the information be resent to you. 

We can raise pawpaw trees that benefit both humans and wildlife by understanding how pawpaw trees came about and how they fit into natural systems. Drawing from history, botany, and evolution, we’ll better understand how to choose planting sites, grow a pawpaw tree from a seed, promote pollination, protect fruit from raccoons, harvest and process fruit, and more. Whether you’re growing pawpaw trees in your yard, wondering why there’s no fruit in your woodland pawpaw patch, or trying to raise zebra swallowtail butterflies, this virtual class is for you.

Members $10; nonmembers $10.

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.

Cincinnati Nature Center will run advertised programs and events ‚Äčin accordance with current guidelines outlined by the CDC and local health agencies. The status or format of programs may change based on COVID-19 best practices and conditions at the time of the program. In the event that Cincinnati Nature Center cancels a program, full refunds will be issued.