Vermont Humanities

The Many Meanings of Maple

Westview Meadows at Montpelier 171 Westview Meadows Rd, Montpelier, VT, United States

This presentation examines the many meanings of maple sugaring. Maple is enormously important to Vermont’s economy, ecology, and heritage. Champlain College professor Michael Lange will discuss sugaring ethnographically, based on over five years of research among sugarmakers all over the state, to learn from them what sugaring really means to Vermont.