Thursday, April 9, 2015

Birch tapping workshop set for Palmer

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host a birch-tapping workshop at the Matanuska Experiment Farm on Saturday, April 18. Participants will learn to select birch trees, tap them, collect sap and cook it into syrup.

The workshop is scheduled from 1–3 p.m. The fee is $10, and taps will be provided.

For more details, contact the instructors: Valerie Barber, director of the UAF Forest Products Program, 907-746-9466,; or Julie Cascio, Extension health, home and family development agent, 907-745-3677,

The farm is located at 1509 S. Georgeson Road in Palmer. Registration is available at

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