2018 Making Maple Syrup in Your Backyard - 90 Min  Intensive Workshop

2018 Making Maple Syrup in Your Backyard - 90 Min Intensive Workshop

Regular price $ 30

We ask that you pay for each person attending and pay in full at the time of purchase. 

There are 16 seats available for each workshop.

Select the date you wish to attend, select the quantity, and add it to your cart. 

If the date you'd like to attend is full or the dates don't work, you may contact us to see if we can schedule another date for you. If you are part of a group of friends who would like to have a private lesson, contact us. We can be flexible, just ask!


The Greenhouse at Tri Gable Lea Farm, 140 Marvin Road, Colchester, CT 06415
Dress in layers, it can be cold, it can be warm. 

Dates & Times

All Workshops are on Sundays. We will message you if dates or times are changed/postponed/canceled.
TBD dates may be purchased in advance to reserve your seat. 


Sunday - February 25th 2018 - 10AM -11:30AM - Making Maple Syrup in Your Backyard,

Sunday - March 4th 2018 - 10AM -11:30AM - Making Maple Syrup in Your Backyard

About The Teacher

Josh Strecker is a highly-trained educator. 8 years ago he bought a house that happened to be placed in a grove of maple trees, and the rest is history.  He's happy to share his first-hand knowledge and experiences with you in the hopes of helping you enjoy maple syrup as a hobby.

What will I learn in the Workshop?

This workshop will walk you through the process of making maple syrup from start to finish, including an emphasis on key points to consider before tapping your first tree.  You will see and handle equipment and tools meant for the production of syrup for personal use and as a hobby - not commercial production.  The presenter will share about...

  • Planning for your season, including productive trees and yields
  • Gathering and preparing equipment with relative costs and an emphasis on low-cost solutions
  • Tapping trees, including a hands-on demonstration
  • Sap collection methods with tips and tricks
  • Turning sap into syrup, including hot and cold separation
  • Filtering and canning the syrup
  • Removing spiles at the end of your season

    Other Notes About Our Workshops

    Because you are paying for a seat at the class, we hope you understand that we only refund your purchase if a class is canceled by us. If the class is postponed to another day, or the time of day is changed, we will do our best to let you know in advance. If for some reason you cannot attend, let us know, we will not refund your money, but we may be able to offer you an alternative date, apply your tuition toward a mushroom purchase, or help you in another way. We are reasonable people and expect that reasonable people are attending these classes. Do not purchase from us if you are an unreasonable person.

    2018 Making Maple Syrup in Your Backyard - 90 Min  Intensive Workshop
    2018 Making Maple Syrup in Your Backyard - 90 Min  Intensive Workshop