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Finally Tapping Trees

Due to it being such a cold and snowy winter, we were not able to tap the maple trees until now. So, with drills, buckets, and taps in hand, the eighty Allendale Columbia Middle School students plus teachers and Pat … Continue reading

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Maple Syrup!

Look at all of the syrup we made! ¬†After a few hours of boiling down the syrup that we had from evaporation day to finish it, we were able to make 96 small maple leaf bottles for the students and … Continue reading

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Final Evaporation Day

It was so nice over the weekend that I went to school to collect more sap. With the sap that my crew collected last Friday and Monday, we had a grand total of 75+ gallons! So we decided to spend … Continue reading

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The Democrat and Chronicle came out today to check out our big project!  Visit the link below to see what they had to say. Democrat and Chronicle Article

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Boiling Day a Huge Success!

The first annual maple boiling celebration was a huge success thanks to everyone who was able to take part in it, especially the faculty, staff, and community partners who supported this endeavor. In the morning, middle school students were very … Continue reading

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A few interesting facts about Maple Syrup – by Matthew T.

Maple sugar was first used by northern Native Americans as a sweetener and soon moved to Europe (but changed to a syrup probably no one really knows if they made it a syrup or just a sugar) where people started … Continue reading

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