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Volunteer to help with Groundwork Somerville’s Maple Syrup Project Last changed: Dec 29, 2010 10:15 by Kristin Feierabend

Each winter, Groundwork Somerville coordinates the tapping of sugar maple trees on Tufts’ campus and the collection of the maple sap to be turned into maple syrup at a Boil Down event in early March. The project engages 2nd graders from Somerville public schools with a 4-week, in-class environmental education curriculum focused around maple trees.

Tufts students help make the Maple Syrup Project happen by assisting in the collection of sap from the sugar maples and by teaching elementary students in their classrooms. If you’re interested in helping with urban maple syrup production or in-class education, please contact Tai, the Groundwork Somerville Gardens Coordinator, at tai@groundworksomerville.org for more info. A more detailed description of the project and the volunteer opportunities can be found here: http://www.groundworksomerville.org/2010/12/10/announcing-maple-syrup-project-2011/

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