Tuesday, February 26, 2013

TLT Maple Sugar Event - Sunday

Meet us at Flying Mouse Farms for an exciting afternoon exploring year round local farming and maple sugaring.

Have you ever wondered just how maple syrup gets from the tree to your pancakes? Or, are you a maple syrup connoisseur? Are you curious about how local farmers grow veggies year round? If you are, grab your boots, wrangle the family and head out to Flying Mouse Farms on Sunday March 3 at 2:00pm.

The Tecumseh Land Trust (TLT) members and friends will be joining local farmers Michele Burns and John DeWine as they open Flying Mouse Farms for their 4th annual sugar shack tour.  Learn about the entire process of how sap becomes syrup and check out a year round vegetable operation, and new this year – primitive fire starting.  Local storyteller and naturalist, Brother Wolf will demonstrate how to start fires and weave in the importance of fire to our way of life.  Come with questions and maybe even take home some of their homemade maple syrup for yourselves.  This promises to be a fun and educational afternoon for the whole family to enjoy.

By exploring local foods, TLT and other local partners hope to learn about alternative food and farming operations that can make agriculture an even bigger part of the local economy in Southwest Ohio.  The Tecumseh Land Trust is a local nonprofit organization that has preserved nearly 22,000 acres of agricultural land in Clark and Greene counties over the last two decades with many more acres to come in the future.  The land trust also works to educate the public about land preservation options and the ways in which they can directly purchase food from local farmers to stimulate the local economy. The Tecumseh Land Trust works to preserve local agriculture and natural lands for the benefit of future generations.

The Sugar Shack Tour is located at Flying Mouse Farms, 100 E. Fairfield Pk., Yellow Springs, OH.  For more information visit www.tecumsehlandtrust.org or find us on Facebook by searching for “Tecumseh Land Trust.

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