Dartmouth’s student-run sugaring operation recently tapped approximately 120 sugar maples in the woods adjacent to the Dartmouth Organic Farm.
Sap is collected in buckets and from a network of plastic tubing. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)
The students collected sap from a network of plastic tubing attached to the trees, as well as from buckets. The students boiled the sap in preparation for bottling the syrup in the on-site sugarhouse to sell at a farm event in the spring.
The sugaring is supported by the Office of Sustainability and the Outdoor Programs Office.
Take a look at how the process works in this slideshow: