Students make syrup straight from the tree
By ROBERT A. DEFRANK
News-Herald Staff Writer
CADIZ – Students at Harrison Career Center are putting the finishing touches on a portable cabin to refine sap into maple syrup as part of a project through the agricultural department.
Robert Givens, instructor, said his students participated in every stage of the project from design to carpentry and final construction.
The cabin uses a natural induction system. The hot air from the process rises and is released through the top as steam and smoke.
The cabin took about a week to complete with 18 students working in shifts of up to five each. Cost of the project was about $600.
(Read the full story about the Harrison Career Center student’s cabin and their syrup production in the Feb. 27, edition of the Harrison News-Herald.)