An in-person maple syrup production workshop for beginners, offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29. The class first meets at Shaw Brothers Construction Company, 341 Mosher Road, Gorham, and finishes at Nash Valley Farm, 79 Nash Road, Windham. The snow date is Feb. 5. Tori Lee Jackson Photography

FALMOUTH — University of Maine Cooperative Extension plans to offer an in-person maple syrup production workshop for beginners from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29.

The class first meets at Shaw Brothers Construction Company, 341 Mosher Road in Gorham, and finishes at Nash Valley Farm, 79 Nash Road in Windham. The snow date is Saturday, Feb. 5.

“Backyard Sugaring: Maple Syrup 101” includes how to identify and tap trees, collect and boil sap, and filter, grade and can syrup. Participants also will observe the process of sap collection with tubing, and the logistics of installing and maintaining this collection method.

The workshop will be led by UMaine Extension sustainable agriculture professional Jason Lilley; Nash Valley Farm co-owner Richard Morrill, and Frank Ferrucci, co-owner of Maple Moon Farm in Lebanon.

The $15 fee includes the textbook “Backyard Sugarin’: A Complete How-To Guide” by Rink Mann.

Registration is required at extension.umaine.edu. Per University of Maine guidelines, face masks are required indoors for all, 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 at 207-781-6099 or [email protected].

 

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