Oyster Gardening

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Growing Oysters for Personal Consumption

Grow oysters for non-commercial use with support from professional aquaculturists and industry experts during this 2-year program. Learn about water quality, estuarine ecology, resource use and management, shellfish biology and husbandry with respect to aquaculture in the setting of the Damariscotta River estuary.

Six weeks of classes are followed by regular oyster tending sessions throughout two growing seasons (April through November).

Next Class Begins in Spring of 2020.

Class size is limited to 8 participants. To apply for the program, please use the form below. Sarah will review all applications and in the event you are accepted into the program, she will send you a private link to register and pay.