Backyard Maple Sugaring - Sugaring Off
Not only is the syrup incredibly tasty, but also nutritious, organic, versatile, and derived from a sustainable, native crop – which also happens to be among the most handsome of trees! You’ve already identified and tapped the maple trees and collected several gallons of raw sap. Now it’s time to boil and refine that sap into pure maple syrup! Tim Herd guides you through every step of backyard maple sugaring. Tim Herd grew up freely roaming the fields, farms and forests of eastern Pennsylvania, and became a life-long advocate for our natural assets and the vital benefits they provide. Tim was the founder and CEO of America’s first fully mobile environmental education center, and has been nationally recognized for his “commitment and exceptional contributions to the stewardship of America’s natural and cultural resources.” After he sold the company nearly 20 years later, he launched an international writing and speaking career that has produced several books and an internationally syndicated serial column on productive leadership. Today, as a Certified Park and Recreation Executive, Tim develops partnerships and grass-roots collaborations for building vibrant, sustainable communities and connecting people to nature-based places. Follow along as Tim takes you from «Sap to Syrup» and find the history, lore, and how-to behind this sweet treat. And don't forget to visit to discover more about Tim Herd, his publications, and his lifelong commitment to the outdoors.