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      June 21, 2017

      Wednesday   4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

      151 W.T. Weaver Blvd
      Asheville, North Carolina

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      Book Club Meeting for “Pawpaw: In Search of America’s Forgotten Fruit” by Andrew Moore

      Presented by: Botanical Gardens of Asheville

      Join BGA staffer Heather Rayburn as she hosts a special book club in celebration of Pollinator Month. Participants should read Andrew Moore’s “Pawpaw: In Search of America’s Forgotten Fruit,” before the event. The Gardens will have paperback copies of the book available for purchase in our Visitor Center at the end of April (but you don’t have to purchase a copy from us to attend). Refreshments will be served as we discuss the book. We’ll wrap up by going outside to visit the Gardens’ own little Pawpaw patch.
      Why this book? Everyone knows about the sexy bee pollinators, but the plant world also benefits from the pollination of other insects, bats, birds, rodents and even lizards. The Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is a native understory tree pollinated by carrion flies and other insects attracted to the maroon color of its blossoms, which give off the odor of rotting meat. The tree is also the only food source for the Zebra Swallowtail butterfly caterpillar.
      Heather is the creator of www.MonarchLover.org, a website dedicated to promoting the planting of native milkweed to help the endangered Monarch butterfly. She also has a lovely and productive Pawpaw patch in her own urban garden.

      Audience: Adults
      Cost / Registration: Adults, $12 Members, $17 Non-members (does not include book), Pre-registration and pre-payment required (828-252-5190)
      Location: Visitor Center at Botanical Gardens, 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd, Asheville, NC

      Categories: Education | Literary & Books

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