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UMaine Extension Offers Maple Syrup Beginners Workshop on January 29 – UMaine News

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will be offering an in-person maple syrup production workshop for beginners from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on January 29. The class meets first at Shaw Brothers Construction Company, 341 Mosher Road, Gorham, and ends at Nash Valley Farm, 79 Nash Road, Windham. The snow date is February 5.

Garden sugar: Maple syrup 101» includes how to identify and exploit trees; collect and boil the sap; and filter, classify and put into syrup. Participants will also observe the process of collecting sap with tubes, as well as the logistics of setting up and maintaining this method of collection. Jason Lilley, Sustainable Agriculture Professional, UMaine Extension; Richard Morrill, co-owner of Nash Valley Farm, Windham; and Frank Ferrucci, co-owner of Maple Moon Farm, Lebanon, will lead the workshop.

The $15 fee includes Rink Mann’s “Backyard Sugarin’: A Complete How-To Guide.” Registration is mandatory; register on the event webpage. According to University of Maine guidelines, face masks are required indoors for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. This program is sponsored by the Southern Maine Maple Sugarmakers Association. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Becky Gray, 207.781.6099; [email protected].