at Mountain Run Jam
Join on us on a walk to the Pawpaw Patch! We’ll harvest the custardy fruit to process pulp for eating and seeds for planting. While we walk, harvest, and eat, we’ll talk about the history and cultivation of Pawpaw and imagine their presence in riparian orchards and forest gardens, as well as other abundant gifts that woods and water have to offer. Propagating Pawpaw is pretty easy, so we’ll share ways to grow your own small-scale nursery of food and medicine for land and culture. If there’s time, we might plant some Willow stakes and look around a nearby backyard nursery to learn how they can support livelihood, subsistence, and sharing with others. Plant propagation is a vital practice of food sovereignty and ecological restoration! We’ll connect plant propagation with growing movements that resist violence and waste and emphasize ecological restoration as part of reparations and restorative justice. Come with your stories, knowledge, and questions while we harvest and plant riparian buffers!