SWEET! It’s a Branford Land Trust Maple Sugaring Demo!

Stop by and check out the Branford Land Trust maple sugaring demonstration on Saturday, March 7 from 12-4pm.This is a great chance to learn about the cultural history of maple sugaring, walk the trails to see how sap is collected, watch sap being boiled into syrup, and taste some of the sweet stuff for yourself!

This winter, thanks to Board Member and maple sugar enthusiast Andy Bromage, the BLT has tapped a group of sugar maples on the Stony Creek Weil Preserve following best practices for sustainable forestry and agriculture.

“I learned about maple sugaring while living in Vermont,” Bromage says. “My first job out of college was working on Bragg Farm in East Montpelier collecting sap from buckets, and, separately, we’d help a friend at his sugarhouse in Calais, Vermont every spring.” Bromage also helps lead the annual maple sugaring unit at Foote School, a K-9 independent school in New Haven. He has been making maple sugar in Stony Creek for the past five years, and recently approached the Land Trust about this collaboration.

This is a new effort by the Land Trust, and we’re excited to share it with the public. The demonstration will be ongoing from 12-4pm, so just drop by! The Weil Property is located at the end of Buena Vista Road in Stony Creek. The demonstration area is an easy 5-minute trail walk, watch for signs starting at the information kiosk.

This is a fair weather event. Please watch for schedule changes on our website and Facebook page. For more information, visit www.branfordlandtrust.org.

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