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Flexible pricing: $20 supporter • $10 standard • $5 economy  All receive zoom link and 1 year access to archived video of the event. 


2:00-4:00pm EST

Join in this seasonal Catskill Conversation in zoom to learn more about history, science, tapping trees & boiling sap – plus interesting syrup recipes! Ask your questions in the Q&A. Permaculture designer and certified horticulturalist, Adriana Magaña will share her knowledge of syrup, science, and nutrition; local historian and author Evan Pritchard will introduce us to maple sugaring methods and practices of Indigenous people of our region; and Ashokan’s former Director and “Sapman” Tim Neu will share his passion and personal hands-on educational experience from his 35 years at the sugar shack!

Adriana Magana is a permaculture designer and certified horticulturalist living and working at the Center for Bioregional Living in Ellenville, NY, a hands-on educational campus. She is an avid researcher, home-maker, herbalist, nutritionist, gardener, artist, crafter, musician and mother. She formulates herbal medicine and cosmetics and teaches classes on these as well as traditional food topics. 

Tim Neu grew up on a dairy farm in northern Wisconsin where he had his first experience tapping maple trees. Arriving at the Ashokan Field Campus in 1982, he developed a maple sugaring operation for the Outdoor Education Program. While his responsibilities grew to include becoming the director of the Ashokan Center 2006-2011, Tim’s passion for tapping trees and love for teaching the art and history of maple sugaring kept his foot in the sugar shack door and earned him the affectionate title of “The Sapman.”

Evan Pritchard, a descendant of the Micmac people (part of the Algonquin nations) is the founder of Center for Algonquin Culture, and is a former Professor of Native American history at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. He is the author of several books on local history including Native New Yorkers: The Legacy Of The Algonquin People Of New York, No Word For Time : The Way Of The Algonquin People, Bird Medicine : The Sacred Power Of Bird Shamanism, and Henry Hudson and The Algonquins Of New York.

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