Backyard Maple Sugaring Workshop

hoses attached to maple trees in a forest in order to draw out sap

February 3, 2024

Join experienced sugarmakers for demonstrations and discussion on all aspects of making maple syrup, the sweetest gift of nature, in your own backyard!

In the morning, learn about identifying and tapping trees, collecting and boiling sap, and more. After a short break, join us at a local sugarhouse to look at their tubing systems and learn how you can set up this efficient sap collection method.

logo art of the state of Maine and a maple leaf with the text "Southern Maine Maple Sugarmakers Association" superimposedThis program is sponsored and co-taught by the Southern Maine Maple Sugarmakers Association.

February 3, 2024
(Snow date February 17)

Morning Session: 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Standish Town Hall, 175 Northeast Road, Standish, Maine 04084 (Directions, Google Maps)

Afternoon Session: 12:30-3:00 p.m.
Local Sugarhouse – TBD

Registration is required: $18 per person.

Register Online

Registration includes a copy of Rink Mann’s “Backyard Sugarin’: A Complete How-To Guide.”

For more information or a reasonable accommodation, please contact Jason Lilley, Assistant Extension Professor and Sustainable Agriculture and Maple Industry Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, at 207.781.6099 or 1.800.287.1471 or

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