The Backyard Maple Sugaring program teaches beginners how to identify and tap trees; collect and boil sap; and filter, grade and can syrup. Participants also will learn the logistics of installing and maintaining a sap collection system that uses tubing during a site visit to a local sugar making operation. The workshop will be led by UMaine Extension assistant professor and maple industry educator Jason Lilley; Richard Morrill, owner of Nash Valley Farm in Windham; and Frank Ferrucci, owner of Maple Moon Farm in Lebanon.
The $18 fee includes the textbook “Backyard Sugarin’: A Complete How-To Guide” by Rink Mann. Registration is required; register on the event webpage [https://extension.umaine.edu/maple-syrup-production/backyard-maple-sugaring-workshop/]. This program is sponsored and co-taught by the Southern Maine Maple Sugarmakers Association. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Jason Lilley, 207.781.6099; firstname.lastname@example.org.