tapping-maple-trees-940x626Tree Tapping

Did you know you can tap a Black Walnut tree? Black Walnut syrup is one of the best local syrups we can make! Join us in the hands-on workshop and learn all the details about tree tapping. We will discuss when to tap, what to tap, what to expect and how to setup your own sugarbush. Following the introductory discussion there will be a demonstration on tree tapping then you will be encouraged to do some tapping of your own.

**Registration is limited to 10 people**

Workshop Date: March 10th, 2 – 4 pm     Cost: $20     Location: Clifton Park Food Forest     Instructor: Mangy White Bushman

**Notice of cancellation must be given 48-hrs in advance of any of our workshops or events in order to request a refund or credit**

About The Instructor: Mangy White Bushman

Mangy, is a lifelong, avid naturalist and outdoorsman. He began cultivating a small, 3 acre farm in 2008, and after recovering from a vehicle accident packed up several field guides and gear and attempted his first through hike of the Appalachian Trail with his dog Fritz. While on the trail Mangy chose his next directions in life. Upon his return to Baltimore, he became the founder of Charm City Farms, LLC, an initiative within Baltimore to turn unused urban spaces and vacant lots into productive, food-bearing gardens which both serve and engage the local communities while bridging food gaps. Mangy is also the founder of Foragers of Baltimore, and Baltimore Bushcraft and Primitive Skills, through which he regularly teaches a variety of local workshops and classes on topics such as wild food foraging, plant uses, holistic orchardry, SPIN farming, composting, worm farming, grafting, beekeeping, mycology, bushcraft & primitive skills, bow making, deer hide tanning, and permaculture.

Mangy is a certified Permaculture designer and Permaculture Design Course instructor, and offers permaculture consultation and design, as well as in-depth Permaculture certification courses in the Baltimore and DC areas. He is often assisted by his young son Everett James Kelly aka Bullfrog. Mangy has also worked with education and outreach with Maryland University’s Department for Sustainable Agriculture, Maryland University of Integrative Health, the Baltimore Orchard Project, Dulaney High School, KIPP Baltimore, and Cromwell Valley Park. He has taught and spoken at the Future Harvest Conference and the Chesapeake Herb Gathering on foraging, orchardry, food, and Permaculture, and is regularly involved with local farms and organizations.