Blog Post By Jona Elwell

First Annual Paw Paw Party

Join D.C. Dept. of Parks and Recreation in celebrating North America’s largest indigenous fruit at the First Annual Paw Paw Party held at Oxon Run Park on Saturday, September 14!

Never heard of a pawpaw? This regional delicacy tastes like a cross between a banana and a mango and grows locally. Don’t miss your chance to learn about the history of this special fruit and try some pawpaws for yourself. They are only ripe for a brief window, so don’t wait until next year!

There will be fun for the whole family, including:

  • Pawpaw taste testing and dishes
  • Pawpaw tree planting
  • Live music
  • Tree tours with your Arborist
  • Trash clean-up
  • Family games

Feeling inspired and passionate about D.C. urban forest? We hope so! DPR will also be hosting a Green Hands Program Open House. This is an opportunity for neighbors to sign up to learn more about land stewardship through urban agriculture and urban forestry. Come by the Mother Peace Garden during the Pawpaw Party to learn more!

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