Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Making maple syrup! Learn how at this event

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. 

The $40 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/Goodwinwww.ctwoodlands.org, or contact lead instructor Steve Broderick at sbroderick@ctwoodlands.org or 860-455-9534.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.


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