Cafe Kudzu - Eating Invasive Plants at Environmental Camp
|Getting Ready to Open Cafe Kudzu|
At the end of the week, the environmental campers from the "Invasive" group make fried kudzu and other invasive species specials to share with fellow campers during the end of camp "What We Learned" showcase.
This year, Bolin's group of campers went all out by setting up a full blown cafe and serving a variety of dishes ranging from kudzu quiche to a savory soup. They of course shared their fried kudzu too.
|Ready or Not - It's Time for the Doors to Open on the Cafe|
Everyone is asking, "But, what does it taste like?" That is a little hard to explain, because kudzu doesn't taste quite like anything else. It is flavorful though, and most campers end up enjoying a new but unusual food.
|Campers Storm the Cafe|
Then . . . whew. Every member of the camp and camp team had tried the wares with most finding the dishes really delicious. Then, it was off to see what other camp groups had to share about their Environmental Camp experiences.