Bishop’s experiential learning students build mobile maple syrup unit


Bishop’s University has a new mobile maple syrup-making production unit that will support maple syrup production on the university’s educational farm. The production unit, which was built by students as part of an experiential learning course, was designed to fill a need for equipment and space to cultivate extracted sap. The unit was developed by four students and was constructed from a modified 18-foot trailer using recycled items such as old electrical poles, doors, and paint. “The only criteria we had was to build a maple syrup production camp that’s on a trailer,” said student Gabrielle Bourbeau. “We all had different backgrounds, different opinions, different priorities.” The group hope to tour the mobile unit around the campus and the nearby community of Lennoxville, QC, this spring.

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