Touch of Nature Hosts Annual Maple Fest


By WSIL Manager

MAKANDA -- Folks in Jackson County were given a tasty lesson in history Saturday. Touch of Nature hosted its annual Maple Fest.

It's an event that gives participants the chance to learn the history of maple syrup production, and the process from taking the sap from the tree to getting it on the table.

Organizers say it's a good way to get outside and learn something they can do in their own backyard.

"This is a time when treees come out of hibernation and we do too," says Scott Ferguson with Touch of Nature.

He says the process is simple. All you need to know is how to drill a hole and boil water.

Participants also learned about old hunting techniques. Different vendors that specialize in crafts from different historical times were also available at the event.


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