Celebrating Maple: foodways, forests, and climate change

Event time: 
Friday, April 15, 2016 -
2:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
West Campus Urban Farm and Barn See map
Event description: 

Celebrating Maple will offer attendees a chance to interact with and learn about one of the Northeast’s traditional foodways – maple. This simple tree that produces one of the region’s most iconic products will be the basis of talks and workshops from experts across Yale, ranging from the future of northeastern forests to the dynamic of how exactly sap moves through a maple tree and ends up as syrup. Tours of Yale West Campus’ maple grove and trail system featuring student and faculty research products will also be featured throughout the afternoon, as will tastings of the Campus’ maple products.

Current Speakers:

Jeanette Armstrong, Author of Slash, educator, artist, and activist

Craig Brodersen, Assistant Professor of Plant Physiological Ecology, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Justin Freiberg, West Campus Urban Farm and Sustainability Project Manager

Julius Pasay, Yale Forest Manager