Greenwich Land Trust is hosting its annual Maple Sugar Day, Saturday, February 24 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, featuring demonstration stations, candy crafting, arts and crafts and activities for the whole family.
Take a walk through Greenwich Land Trust’s beautiful Louise Mueller Preserve and watch how to tap a maple tree and make your own syrup. You’ll also learn about the biology of these majestic trees and how syrup factored into the history of American independence.
The tradition of tapping maple trees for sap has been around for hundreds of years and is an important part of our local history, dating back to the indigenous people of the Northeast and was adopted by incoming European colonists.
Stay for lunch and purchase a slice of wood fired pizza from Dough Girls food truck. Maple candy and other treats will also be available.
Maple Sugar – an ancient American tradition
Learn about the important role maple sugar played in the lives of indigenous people and the early colonists.
Science of Sweet
See the fascinating process of making maple syrup and learn about the biology of the trees that produce it. Get a first-hand look at all the steps that bring this delicious treat from the woods to your waffles!
Make your own maple sugar candies and create beautiful forest-themed crafts from natural materials.
Tickets are available at https://gltrust.org/event/maple-sugar- day/
Tickets will also be available on site.
Cost: $10 for individuals; $20-member families; $30 non-member families.
Founded in 1976, Greenwich Land Trust is a member-based, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting local natural resources through open-space preservation and environmental education.