Backyard Maple Syrup program

DOVER-FOXCROFT, ME— Backyard Maple Syrup is the latest program in the You Can series.  It will be held Thursday, March 1st from 9:30 am- 12:00 pm at the Extension Office, 165 East Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft. Cost is $5 and you can register through PVAEC by calling 564-6525 or online at

Maple syrup is considered by many to be the ultimate natural product.  Anybody that has access to a few healthy, tappable (10 inch or bigger) maples can make maple syrup.  Enjoy a spring tradition and learn to safely tap maple trees and produced maple syrup in your backyard.  Kathy Hopkins serves as a statewide resource for the Maine maple syrup industry, and was an Associate Director of the North American Maple Syrup Council in 2002.

Even though times are tough, YOU CAN sustain your family. The Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension have put together a series of workshops that will give you the skills to get started in self-sufficiency.

UMaine Extension programs are open and accessible to all in accordance with program goal. Any person with a disability who needs accommodations for this program should contact Amanda Miles at 1-800-287-1491 to discuss their needs at least 10 days in advance.

For more than 90 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land-grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine County.