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).

Our 2020 class is full. The next class will be held in spring of 2022.