STANDISH — University of Maine Cooperative Extension plans to offer a maple syrup production workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3.

Participants in the hands-on backyard maple sugaring program will first meet from 9-11:30 a.m. at Standish Town Hall, 175 Northeast Road; and then finish from 12:30-3 p.m. at Dunn Family Maple, 419 Chicopee Road in Buxton.

A snow date is set for Saturday, Feb. 17.

During the workshop, participants can learn how to identify and tap trees; collect and boil sap; and filter, grade and can syrup. Participants also can learn the logistics of installing and maintaining a sap collection system that uses tubing.

The workshop will be led by UMaine Extension maple industry educator Jason Lilley; Richard Morrill, owner of Nash Valley Farm in Windham; and Scott Dunn, owner of Dunn Family Maple.

Registration is required, as space is limited. The workshop fee, $18 per person, includes the textbook “Backyard Sugarin’: A Complete How-To Guide” by Rink Mann.

Visit the program webpage at to register. This program is sponsored and co-taught by the Southern Maine Maple Sugarmakers Association.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Lilley at 207-781-6099 or


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