Canada’s indigenous populations have been producing maple syrup for centuries. Come learn about the history and the latest practices in this fun (and delicious) project!
You’ll get to make syrup, snow taffy, maple-mountains, bark and leaf rubbings. If you don’t know what these things are, you’re in for a treat. We’ll also use maple syrup in tasty recipes and brainstorm new ways to market it.
In this project, you’ll learn:
- The three stages of production
- How to identify the best syrup trees
- Different methods of tapping trees and their pros and cons
- How to turn sap into syrup
- Delicious recipes that use maple syrup
Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security
Maple trees grow from tiny seeds found in maple keys. Maple keys can be found on the ground or in trees depending on the time of year. Learn about all things maple syrup in this 4-H project!