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Kudzu Camp

Kudzu Camp

March 16-19, 2017

Sylva, North Carolina
with Zev Friedman and Justin Holt

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Kudzu Root at Camp

SOIL is proud to offer this course in partnership with Plants and Healers International.

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

Kudzu is best known as "the vine that ate the South." But for centuries, the vine has been revered for its generous gifts of food, fiber, medicine, and more. This weekend workshop in Sylva, NC, explores how to harness kudzu's explosive growth for both human and ecological gain.

Hands-on Education

  • Find, harvest, and process superior roots for their valuable medicinal and culinary starch
  • Harvest and process vines for their strong and beautiful fibers
  • Use kudzu root starch in cooking and healing
  • Learn the fascinating history of kudzu use in Asia and in the US
  • Manage kudzu patches to maximize useful yields
  • Discuss 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, with more details available upon registration.

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.

Check out this video on a past Kudzu Camp!

Experience a developing ecovillage for yourself!

Most of SOIL’s classes take place at Earthaven Ecovillage, giving participants a hands-on, skill-building immersion within an authentic community-based, village setting. Tours of Earthaven are also available on a monthly basis, a great way to dip your toe into this long-standing, intergenerational social experiment.

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