A team of Stockton faculty members has been awarded a United States Department of Agriculture grant to promote maple sugaring in the South Jersey region and are looking for locals who want to produce their own maple syrup from red maples on their properties.
"We want to introduce people to the value of their land, and if in some way it can prevent deforestation, that, to us, is the biggest win."
- Dr. Judith Vogel
If you are interested in participating in this project please contact email@example.com.
Materials and training will be provided. Participants keep the syrup and are asked to record yields and allow a Stockton research assistant to collect soil and vegetation samples from the property.
Three years of data will be collected and the faculty will use the data to investigate the science and economic potential of a maple syrup industry in nontraditional syrup production regions, such as southern New Jersey.