The Nature Institute and LaVista CSA team up for maple tree tapping

February 2, 2016- The Nature Institute (TNI) and LaVista Community Supported Agriculture Farm team up to bring another year of maple tree tapping. “Maple Tapping with LaVista CSA Farm” is an event for those interested in learning with a hands-on approach about the process of making tasty maple syrup and its history. “Maple Tapping with LaVista CSA Farm” will be on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. The event will begin at the entrance to the Oblates, 4350 Levis Lane in Godfrey, Ill.

Join Eric and Crystal Stevens, LaVista CSA, and Ramona Puskar, TNI, as they walk through the biology and history of maple trees, tapping with everyday items, boiling and even tasting syrup. This event is $10 per person or $8 for current TNI members, which will benefit the missions of both TNI and LaVista.

Guests will first be led by TNI on a hike through maples trees with a background of tapping and the biology of the trees. Then, LaVista CSA will demonstrate how to tap the tree and collect the sweet water and how to boil the water off. With over five gallons of syrup already tapped, there will be plenty to end with tasting the newly created syrup. MORE