Come learn how to identify maple trees, tap a tree to collect syrup, and make a batch of syrup on the stove! Well have the opportunity to taste raw sap and press our own waffles to taste syrup on! The workshop includes an interactive visual presentation for tree identification and the sugaring process, batch of syrup made, tree tapping, What is Sap? - a Kinesthetic learning lesson, hearing the Iroquois Sugaring Legend, Sugaring History, and nutrition facts.
Rachel Goclawski, Forager, Certified educator, State-Certified in Mushrooming, is a Programmer for The Museum of Natural History, Sudbury Valley Trustees, New England Botanic Garden and other organizations. She is a contributing writer for The Cook's Cook: Now, Forager Magazine and has been featured in The Boston Globe, WBZ, Edible Worcester and Baystate Parent magazines, local television talk shows, documentary films and print. Rachel comes from a long line of foragers, including her great-grandfather, Arthur W. Fairbanks, a founder of the Boston Mycological Club in the 1800's. Visit her Facebook, Instagram or YouTube for Forage to Table tips, recipe ideas and videos: all called, "Cooking With Mrs. G."
Open to troops and individual Girl Scouts with an adult.
Register through GSCWM by January 25.