Life’s So Sweet with a Sugar Maple in Your Yard

The March 13 meeting of the Seaside Garden Club presents Trish Wesley Umbrell of the Natick Community Organic Farm ( with a maple sugaring demonstration.

Trish will share tips on tree identification and use in home landscape, and share the rich history and traditions of New England maple sugaring. She will give a virtual tour of her local favorite sugar shack, and provide practical tips for making your own maple syrup. Maple syrup will be for sale at the meeting.

The program is sponsored by the Manchester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Guests are welcome, free of charge.

The Seaside Garden Club meets at the Manchester Community Center, located at 40 Harbor Point, Manchester-by-the-Sea. Social time begins with light refreshments at 7:00 pm, followed by the program at 7:30 pm. Newcomers are welcome.