Greetings All:

After three years of running the Urban Sugaring Project, I am taking a year off to reorganize and refine the program. We have had great success in growing the Urban Sugaring Project with participation in both Guelph and Kitchener. The year off will allow me to get additional funding and to work out some of the issues that arose last year with the expanded program.

My goal is to determine the best way to expand the program and still maintain the original purpose – helping to teach participants about tapping their trees and making maple syrup.

The Urban Sugaring Project will return in 2020.

I am pleased to still be working with the students from the Headwaters Program and John McCrae Public School on Guelph’s own maple syrup festival. Please join me at Syrup in the City at John McCrae Public School (189 Water Street) on Saturday March 30, 2019. The festival will run from 10 am until 1 pm and include a pancake breakfast, hands-on demonstrations of tree tapping, musical performances, and shows by the Mountsberg Raptors Centre Birds of Prey.

John Dennis
Urban Sugaring Project Coordinator