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Kudzu Camp

March 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am - March 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

March 16-19, 2017

Sylva, North Carolina
with Zev Friedman and Justin Holt

The School of Integrated Living 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.

This is a hands-on workshop on how to:
*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

We will also discuss the fascinating history of kudzu use in Asia and in the US and the application of permaculture principles to maximize useful yields and integrate the plant into a balanced agroecological system.

The workshop is held in the beautiful mountain town of Sylva, NC (about 1 hour west of Asheville). Meals are coordinated 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 for more information and to register.


March 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am
March 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
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