Hopkins to lead hands-on maple sugaring presentation, Republican Journal reports
The Republican Journal reported Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District and Maine Forest Service are offering a series of short field tours to highlight forest stewardship and conservation in Waldo County. The next event is Maple Sugaring for the Small Woodlot Owner, scheduled for 2–4 p.m. Feb. 22 at Simmons & Daughters Sugar House in Morrill, according to the article. Kathy Hopkins, a maple syrup expert with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will give a hands-on presentation on the basics of making syrup, including identifying and tapping trees and using the right equipment. The presentation is geared toward beginners in maple sugaring, especially woodland owners, homeowners and other noncommercial producers, but everyone is welcome, the article states.