Presenter: Dave Anderson, Senior Director of Education, Society for the Protection of NH Forests. Owner of Meetinghouse Hill Tree Farm, South Sutton NH
Date/Time: Thursday, March 26, 1-2pm
Cost/Registration: $5.00 Donation to the Society. You must register in advance.
Want to learn more about local maple syrup? Sweet! Maple sugaring is a traditional farm enterprise each year at the end of winter. It takes a lot of work and a minimum of 40 gallons of raw sap
to produce a single gallon of pure NH maple syrup. Sugaring provides seasonal connections to rural traditions and forest land use as well as economic tourism. The New England maple
industry is increasingly vulnerable to environmental change with the specter of climate change effects. Join Dave Anderson from The Society for the Protection of NH Forests as he shares stories and photos from his Meetinghouse Hill Tree Farm maple sugaring venture, a family hobby. Dave calls the experience “the quest for the $15,000 pancake.” Anderson’s family built a small post and beam sugarhouse from pine trees harvested on their South Sutton Tree Farm. His family operates the small-scale sugarhouse. Dave will share photos, stories and samples – everything but the steam!