Urban Syrup Making Webinar

Urban Syrup Making Webinar

Join us Thursday February 15th from 6pm to 7pm EST for this introductory webinar on small scale syrup production in the urban and suburban environment

Learn how to take advantage of Pittsburgh’s favorite, and sweetest tree crop… Maple syrup!

The folks at Fourth River will teach you how to turn sap into sugar from any of your wonderful native maples, or even those pesky invasive maples! Whether you have just one tree or an urban lot, learn how to start or improve your syrup production from your Pittsburgh landscape. The webinar will cover alternative tree syrups such as Black Walnut, Sycamore, and Birch!

Participants will learn:

  • Easy home stove techniques
  • Which trees are suitable for syrup production
  • Techniques for producing syrup from one tree or many
  • Scaling up production on larger properties
  • Common problems encountered and their solutions
  • The scientific principles behind sap and syrup production

This is a free webinar, registration required.

About the instructor

Michael Lucero is a seasoned expert in syrup production and will draw upon his extensive experience as a syrup production technician and researcher throughout Appalachia. Michael is the Urban Restoration Specialist with Fourth River Workers Guild where he advises homeowners on habitat, urban land management, invasive management, and leads their land management team.