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Program: Maple 101 Workshop
Park: Swine Creek Reservation
Location: Lodge
Room: Swine Creek Lodge
Area: Swine Creek Lodge & Sugar House
Reservation Deadline: 3/5/16
Date: 3/5/16
Meeting Days: Sat.
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: Free
# of people: N/R
Openings: N/R
Program Category: Seasonal Specials
Program Type: Indoor Presentations, Special: Maple Sugaring
Age Range: School Age and Up
Description: Beginners and experienced producers wishing to hone sugaring skills will learn everything they need to know including tree biology and identification, why sap flows, tapping, collecting methods, sugar bush management, producing the finished product, canning and packaging. Some local sugaring history will also be included. Registration taken through the office of co-presenter Geauga County OSU Extension at 440-834-4656. Participants will meet in Swine Creek Lodge and move to the sugar house and sugar bush. Agenda includes: Demographics and History of Maple Production, How Sap Flows, Maple Tree ID and Sugarbush Management, Tapping Procedure and Guidelines for Tree Health, Collection Systems, Processing Maple Sap and Finishing Maple Syrup, Canning and Packaging Maple Syrup, Making Quality Maple Syrup, and Maple Syrup Production Economics.
Accessibility: Partially Wheelchair / Stroller Accessible
Outside accessibility dependant on snow conditions.
Volunteers Needed: