Maple production can be as simple as a few buckets in your backyard or as complex as several hundred taps within the woodlot on your farm. Beginners and experienced producers alike wishing to hone maple sugaring skills, there’s a Maple 101 Workshop for you on Saturday, Feb. 10, at The West Woods Nature Center.
Registration is taken for this free workshop through the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, 440-834-4656. Participants will learn everything they need to know about sugaring, including tree biology and identification, why sap flows, tapping, collecting methods, sugarbush management, producing the finished product, canning and packaging, as well as local sugaring history.
The West Woods is located at 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87) in Russell. Call 440-286-9516 or visit www.geaugaparkdistrict.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.