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Alston Lecture – Pawpaw: The Story of America’s Forgotten Fruit

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September 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Alston Lecture – Pawpaw: The Story of America’s Forgotten Fruit


September 15, 2021
7:00 pm
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Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

What is a pawpaw, and why have most people never heard of it before? Join us in the Day Hall on Sept. 15 as writer and gardener Andrew Moore offers a brief history of the pawpaw, the largest edible fruit native to the United States, and offers some explanations as to why it has been overlooked in modern times. He also provides an overview of the growers and producers working to raise the fruit’s profile, and how the fruit tree can be reintegrated into our diets and culture. Pawpaw: In Search of America’s Forgotten Fruit–a 2016 James Beard Foundation Award nominee in the Writing & Literature category–is his first book. A pawpaw tasting and book signing will follow the lecture. Presented in partnership with Trees Atlanta.

Lectures are free and no reservations are required. They are intended to be in person, but may change to virtual. Please see our website for the most up-to-date information. The Philip and Elkin Alston Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support of the Charles Loridans Foundation.


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