New Oyster Gardener Workshop Schedule

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New oyster gardeners are required to attend an Oyster Gardening Workshop before beginning their first year of gardening. Workshops are held in the early fall due to seasonal availability of hatchery-produced oyster seed. Before registering, please check our Oyster Gardening Frequently Asked Questions.

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Workshop Information: Each workshop participant will build a set of four oyster cages from wire mesh, which will hang from their dock. The workshop will help new gardeners learn how to maintain their oyster garden throughout the coming year. Participants also receive several thousand native baby oysters to begin the program. There is a first-time workshop fee of $75.

To ensure that we have enough oysters for each gardener, advance registration is required for all workshops. Friends, family members, and other helpers are welcome and encouraged to attend the workshop along with the principal gardener at no extra cost.


2014 Workshop Schedule:

  Date Time Location
Annapolis Workshop
(Severn and Magothy River oysters)
Oct. 8
5:00 p.m.-
8:00 p.m.
CBF's Philip Merrill Environmental Center

Easton Workshop
(Kent Narrows, Miles, Choptank, and Chester River oysters)
Oct. 11
10:00 a.m.-
1:00 p.m.
CBF's Eastern Shore Office/Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy

Solomon's Island Workshop
(Chesapeake Beach and Patuxent River oysters)

Oct. 18
10:00 a.m.-
1:00 p.m.
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory


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