Saturday, November 28, 2009

Adopt-a-Tree from Friends of the Wagbo Sugarbush

Adopt a Sugar Maple tree for one year! A rewarding and educational christmas gift for friends and family, and a great learning experience for classrooms. As each tree's "foster parents," you first get sent a print-out including a color photo of your individual tree, a place to write the tree's name of your choice, and interesting facts about our "sugarbush"-- perfect for framing. Once the Sugarin' Season rolls around come March, you will receive a folder packed full of educational activities, and facts and folklore for children and adults alike, thus taking part in the adventures of Maple Sugaring. You will also receive weekly updates on your tree's sap flow, the syrup production, and the progress of our all-volunteer run operation. You can also schedule "Meet your Tree" days where you can come out and take a free tour of our sugarbush, be introduced to your tree, view our sap evaporator in operation and sample fresh Maple Syrup. And if that's not enough, at the end of the season for each tree you adopt you will receive a quart of our delicious 100% pure wood-fired Michigan Maple Syrup in decorated jugs!

One Year Tree Adoption: $50 per tree

Second Friday Potluck: Feast and Film

Our regular “first” Friday potluck will be held on the second Friday of December. “Feast And Film: a Wild Game and Local Foods Potluck and Film Showing” will take place December 11th at 6:00 pm at the Martha Wagbo Farm. A dish to pass is always welcome, but never required, so don’t feel overly obligated to bring one! The focus for this potluck is Wild Game and Wild Food, so if you have some dried morels, chanterelles, frozen Juneberries, pickled Leeks, etc; a dish of those would all be great for our vegetarian friends. Local Food is the fall-back in case people cannot obtain wild foods. For those of you who have access to Wild Game, but need recipes, call 231-536-0333 or email us at the Wagbo Farm for suggestions. We have delicious recipes on everything from Possum to Porcupine, Deer heart to Beaver tail, Squirrel to Salmon!

The Film will start at 7:30 with a screening of the documentary “Diet of Souls” – a movie exploring the intimate relationship between the Inuit, their arctic environment and the Animals they must hunt to survive. A powerful look at the sacred art of the Hunt, this film blurs the borders between Animal and Human, and by listening to the stories of Inuit Elders it preserves an important world-view of these Traditional People. (Not Rated. Some Subtitles.)

Hope to see you there!