Oyster Gardening


Learn the ins and outs of growing oysters

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 in the setting of the Damariscotta River estuary.

Six weeks of evening classes in April/May of year one of the program are followed by regular oyster tending sessions throughout two growing seasons (April through November).

Class size is limited to 10 people.

Registration is closed for the 2024 Oyster Gardening Program. The next session will be offered in 2026.