The native pawpaw tree plays an important role in this region’s ecology, attracting pollinators with its strong-smelling fruits, says Heather Rayburn, a staff member at the Botanical Gardens at Asheville. Rayburn will lead a discussion on the pawpaw and other native plants at the garden’s monthly book club on June 21.
Film and the written word take center stage this weekend, along with adorable pets, hearty plants and community radio. While you’re here, check out Clubland for a complete schedule of local music. And, as always, feel free to share more budget-friendly events in the comments section below.
Photographs of early spring wildflowers at the Asheville Botanical Gardens. Photos by Jonathan Welch