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Summer 2022 Bigleaf Maple Syrup Webinars

Summer 2022 Bigleaf Maple Syrup Webinars

Introduction to Bigleaf Maple Sugaring

Did you know you can make maple syrup from our native bigleaf maple? Bigleaf maple syrup is delicious with a unique flavor that is arguably better than the syrup produced from sugar maples in the northeast. Hobbyists have been producing bigleaf maple syrup for years for personal enjoyment, and this high-value syrup is just starting to be produced commercially to meet demand from consumers, including high-end restaurants.

In this introductory webinar for beginners, we will explain the basics of bigleaf maple syrup production at the hobbyist scale, including equipment needed, weather and site conditions, tapping and sap collection, and boiling off the water and finishing the syrup.

How to participate

The webinar will be offered twice: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2022. The webinar is free, but pre-registration is required.

Register for the 11:00 a.m. session

Register for the 6:00 p.m. session

Can’t make it on July 27th? No problem! Please register anyway for access to the recording. You do not need to request the recording – all registrants will automatically receive a link to the recording by email several days after the webinar.

This webinar will be held via Zoom. Connection instructions will be provided upon registration. Important: Many participants are becoming frustrated about not receiving the registration confirmation, access instructions, and recording information emails and finding later that those emails were in their spam folders. This is especially a problem if you have a gmail account. If you do not see these emails, you need to check your spam folder.

Acknowledgements and Accommodations

Funding for this webinar was made possible in part by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agriculture Marketing Service through grant #21ACERWA1003-00. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA.

Additional funding support provided by Island County, King County, King Conservation District, Pierce County, San Juan County, Skagit County, Snohomish Conservation District, and Snohomish County Surface Water Management.

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Grace Garrison at grace.garrison@wsu.edu at least two weeks prior to the event.