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Kudzu Camp

Kudzu Camp

with Zev Friedman and Justin Holt

March 16-19, 2017Kudzu Root at Camp
Sylva, North Carolina

Cost: By donation: give what you can, receive what you need

You might know kudzu as the vine that will follow you home and swallow your house. But for centuries it has been revered for its generous gifts of food, fiber, medicine, and more. Join Zev and Justin for a weekend workshop in Sylva, NC where we will explore how to harness the zeal of the 'zu for both human and ecological gain!

What students will learn about kudzu:

  • how to find, harvest, and process superior roots for their valuable medicinal and culinary starch
  • how to harvest and process vines for their strong and beautiful fibers
  • how to use kudzu root starch in cooking and healing
  • the fascinating history of use of kudzu in Asia and in the US
  • techniques for managing kudzu patches to maximize useful yields
  • how to integrate the plant into a permaculture reforestation strategy

kudzu rootThe workshop will be held in the beautiful mountain town of Sylva, NC (about 1 hour west of Asheville). Meals are co-ordinated potluck style and you'll get more details when you contact us to RSVP.

This workshop will be a hands-on learning endeavor, so come prepared to stay warm while digging and processing roots outdoors. Fear not - there is a wood stove and plenty of cozy indoor time planned as well.


Contact zev@schoolofintegratedliving.org for more information and to register.

This educational opportunity is being offered by Permaculture in Action in partnership with the School of Integrated Living and Plants and Healers International.


Check out this video on a past Kudzu Camp!!!

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