DEEP: Maple Syrup Production Fundamentals to be Offered at Goodwin Conservation Center, Hampton

November 13, 2012
 
Maple Syrup Production Fundamentals to be Offered at Goodwin Conservation Center, Hampton
 
Want to try your hand at making maple syrup? This December, a 3-part course on becoming a maple sugarmaker will be offered at the Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center, 23 Potter Road, Hampton.

The  3-part, 8-hour soup-to-nuts course will cover such topics as caring for and tapping maple trees, collecting & storing sap, and making and packaging syrup. 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 $40 registration fee includes all sessions and a copy of the North American Maple Syrup Producers Manual. Experienced maple producers will also be available after the course to help participants put their learning into practice.

The course is co-sponsored by Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, the Connecticut Forest & Park Association, the Maple Syrup Producers Association of Connecticut, and the Friends of Goodwin Forest. For more information go to www.ct.gov/deep/Goodwinwww.ctwoodlands.org, or contact lead instructor Steve Broderick at sbroderick@ctwoodlands.org or 860-455-9534.