Two UMaine Extension maple syrup seminars on tap

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Southern Maine Maple Sugarmakers Association will offer two half-day workshops Saturday, Jan. 18 at the UMaine Extension York County office, 15 Oak St., Springvale.

“Intro to Backyard Sugaring: Maple Syrup 101,” 9–11:30 a.m., will feature demonstrations and discussion with experienced sugarmakers about all aspects of making maple syrup. “Scaling Up Your Maple Operations: Sap Collection 201,” 12:30–3 p.m., will examine sap collection tubing systems for producers with small- to medium-sized operations. 

The fee is $10 per person for one workshop and $15 per person for both workshops. Registration is online. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, call 207.781.6099 or email More information also is on the event website.