Oyster Gardening

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

The next class will be held in spring of 2022 – application coming soon.