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Introduction to Bigleaf Maple Sugaring webinar – January 12, 2022

Posted by brendan.whyte | December 26, 2021

Introduction to bigleaf maple sugaring webinar – January 12, 2022

Make your own maple syrup!

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. 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. The webinar is free, but pre-registration is required. Registration closes 24 hours before the webinar. Can’t make those times? Sign up anyway to receive a link to the recording afterward.

Connection Requirements

  • Due to increased security requirements, you must have your own Zoom account to participate. You can easily create a free Zoom account if you do not already have one.
  • Connection will not be done via a link through your web browser. Rather, you will enter the meeting ID number into the Zoom for Meetings desktop client (on a computer) or the Zoom Mobile App (on a mobile device). This should be downloaded and installed in advance of the webinar (if you don’t already have it installed).
  • The Zoom meeting ID will be emailed to all registrants one or two days in advance of the webinar.
  • Detailed instructions are available for how to create a Zoom account, how to download and install the Zoom Meeting Client, how to make sure you have the latest version of the client, how to sign into the webinar, and how to set up your audio and video settings.
  • Links to recordings will be sent to all registrants one to two days after the webinar and will be viewable on YouTube (no special software required).