Project Sweet Talk is a sugaring unit that the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students participate in here at Fairfield Center School. Each year the sixth-graders go out and interview local sugarers about history, marketing, tapping, gathering, and boiling. The seventh-graders learn about the maple tree, caring for the sugarbush, and the economics of sugaring. The eigth-graders do the tapping, gathering, and the boiling. Throughout, community members are called upon for their expertise! Below is a group of middle schoolers in front of our sugarhouse. The steam rising from the top is from the sap boiling inside.
For more on sugaring please visit our Vermont Sugaring Website