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Empowering Family Health: Online workshop series – Food production and cooking

March 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


The Empowering Family Health program sponsored by the Growing North Cariboo Society is pleased to announce the production of a series of virtual workshops to support food production initiatives and healthy, sustainable community development in rural communities.

You are invited to participate in the second workshop of the series:

Introduction to Backyard Tapping and Birch Syrup Production

Join Heloise Dixon-Warren and Ted Traer for a 1 ½ hour workshop and learn some of the tricks of tapping birch trees for their sap and making birch syrup.  This workshop will include an introduction to the birch syrup industry in North America, equipment used for backyard tapping, tree physiology, tapping techniques, syrup making, and how to use both birch sap and syrup.

Workshop Presenters Bio:

Heloise and Ted are both RPF’s / Registered Professional Foresters and owners of Moose Meadows Farm and the Bouchie Lake Country Store both located in the North Cariboo of BC, Canada.  They have been tapping their trees for birch sap and making birch syrup on their farm since 2006.  They began with a rudimentary system of a wood stove in a sugar shanty and upgraded in 2007 to a sugar shack with an evaporator from Quebec.  They have sold their syrup throughout North America and have hosted many birch tapping and syrup production workshops both on and off the farm; the most recent was in 2019 at the Cashel Forest for the Royal Scottish Forestry Society.  Heloise is also the author of “The Birch Syrup Production Manual – Tapping into Syrup Boreal Forest Style” (2007).

TO REGISTER: Complete the registration form found at http://empoweringfamilyhealth.blogspot.com/ and submit with payment to gnc@farmed.ca or drop off at the Bouchie Lake Country Store.


March 6
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Via Zoom


Growing North Cariboo Society