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Tap your back yard’s potential

Posted: Monday, Mar 25th, 2013

Next week Pete Schaefer of Brookings will show area residents how to tap the maple trees in their own yards, like he’s shown doing in this March 2011 photo. Register file photo

• McCrory Gardens hosting maple syrup workshop

BROOKINGS – Are you a sap for syrup?

If so, a class on the South Dakota State University campus next week is for you.

A maple syrup processing workshop will be hosted on Tuesday, April 2, by Pete Schaefer, curator of the McCrory Gardens Arboretum.

The workshop is intended for people with a few sugar or silver maple trees and/or boxelder trees who are interested in hobby or backyard maple syrup production. The workshop will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center.

Registration is now open at www.mccrorygardens.com. Registration is $3 for Friends of McCrory Gardens members and $5 for non-members.

For the complete article see the 03-25-2013 issue.

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