In December, a 3-part course on becoming a maple sugarmaker will be offered at the
Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center, 23 Potter Road, Hampton, according to a statement.
"The 3-part, 8-hour soup-to-nuts course will cover
such topics as caring for and tapping maple trees, collecting (and) storing
sap, and making and packaging syrup," the statement said.
"Whether you want to make a few gallons or
run a commercial operation, this course will provide the fundamentals essential
to making a good, consistent product"
The course will include two weekday evening sessions and
one Saturday morning session at a working maple sugaring operation, the statement said.
registration fee includes all sessions and a copy of the North American Maple
Syrup Producers Manual.
Experienced maple producers will be available
after the course to help participants put their learning into practice.
The course is co-sponsored by Department of Energy and
Environmental Protection, the Connecticut Fores and Park Association, the
Maple Syrup Producers Association of Connecticut, and the Friends of Goodwin
Forest, the statement said.
For more information visit www.ct.gov/deep/Goodwin,
www.ctwoodlands.org, or contact lead
instructor Steve Broderick at firstname.lastname@example.org
Editor's note: All information
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