New Gardener Seminar and
Returning Gardener Oyster Roundup Dates

NEW GARDENER SEMINARS

NEW GARDENERS: Please read our New Gardeners web page before you register for a seminar.

We ask that that all new oyster gardeners attend one of our New Gardener Seminars in June before gardening their first year. The seminars will teach you how to maintain your oyster garden throughout the coming year. After the seminar you will receive spat-on-shell (baby oysters set on recycled shells) and two 18" x 10" cages to grow them in. We require a $30 donation for this system to offset program costs. Not sure whether or not oyster gardening is for you? Listen and learn for free and only pay if you decide to participate. 

2016 New Oyster Gardener Seminars

Southside Seminar #1
in partnership with Elizabeth River Project
Norfolk Yacht and Country Club
7001 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23505

Tuesday, June 7
6:00 p.m. check in
6:30-8:00 p.m. seminar

Eastern Shore Seminar
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
40 Atlantic Ave.
Wachapreague, VA  23480

Tuesday, June 14
6:00 p.m. check in
6:30-8:00 p.m. seminar

Lower Peninsula Seminar #1
Hampton University Marine Science Building
100 Queen St.
Hampton, VA 23664

Thursday, June 16
6:00 p.m. check in
6:30-8:00 p.m. seminar

Northern Neck Seminar
Belle Isle State Park
1632 Belle Isle Rd.
Lancaster, VA 22503

Saturday, June 18
9:00 a.m. check in
9:30-11:00 a.m. seminar

Middle Peninsula Seminar
Dozier's Regatta Point Marina
137 Neptune Ln.
Deltaville, VA  23043

Tuesday, June 21
6:00 p.m. check in
6:30-8:00 p.m. seminar

Lower Peninsula Seminar #2
Mariner's Museum
100 Museum Dr.
Newport News, VA  23606

Thursday, June 23
6:00 p.m. check in
6:30-8:00 p.m. seminar

Southside Seminar #2
in partnership with Lynnhaven River NOW
Brock Environmental Center
3663 Marlin Bay Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA  23455

Saturday, June 25
9:00 a.m. check in
9:30-11:00 a.m. seminar

Southside Seminar #3
in partnership with Lynnhaven River NOW
Brock Environmental Center
3663 Marlin Bay Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA  23455

Saturday, August 6
9:00 a.m. check in
9:30-11:00 a.m. seminar
Register Now

RETURNING GARDENER ROUNDUP

Each year, CBF oyster gardeners turn in their "mature" oysters at CBF Oyster Roundups at various locations throughout Virginia. This year we will be collecting oysters in June. That same day, CBF transplants the oysters to state-managed sanctuary reefs, where they are allowed to continue growing and spawning—helping to jump-start local oyster populations.

These roundups are also a way to get new baby oysters for the year. A $30 donation is required for spat-on-shell set up (baby oysters and two 18" x 10" cages to grow them in) to offset program costs. 

2016 Oyster Gardening Roundups

Please register with CBF in advanceto guarantee that the amount of seed oyster you desire will be available to you.

 

Southside Roundup #1
in partnership with Elizabeth River Project
Norfolk Yacht and Country Club
7001 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23505

Tuesday, June 7
6-8:00 p.m.

Eastern Shore Roundup
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
40 Atlantic Ave.
Wachapreague, VA  23480

Tuesday, June 14
6-8:00 p.m.

Lower Peninsula Roundup #1
Hampton University Marine Science Building
100 Queen St.
Hampton, VA 23664

Thursday, June 16
6-8:00 p.m.

Northern Neck Roundup
Belle Isle State Park
1632 Belle Isle Rd,
Lancaster, VA 22503

Saturday, June 18
9-11:00 a.m.

Middle Peninsula Roundup
Dozier's Regatta Point Marina
137 Neptune Ln.
Deltaville, VA  23043

Tuesday, June 21
6-8:00 p.m.

Lower Peninsula Roundup #2
Mariner's Museum
100 Museum Dr.
Newport News, VA  23606

Thursday, June 23
6-8:00 p.m.

Southside Roundup #2
in partnership with Lynnhaven River NOW
Brock Environmental Center
3663 Marlin Bay Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA  23455

Saturday, June 25
9-11:00 a.m.

Southside Roundup #3
in partnership with Lynnhaven River NOW
Brock Environmental Center
3663 Marlin Bay Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA  23455

Saturday, August 6
9-11:00 a.m.
Register Now

 

If you have questions regarding CBF's Oyster Gardening program please contact:
Heather North
Virginia Oyster Restoration Specialist
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
3663 Marlin Bay Drive
Virginia Beach, VA  23455
757-622-1964
OysterGardener@cbf.org
Please place "oyster gardening" in your subject line.

**Please wear gloves and relevant protective clothing while handling your oyster shells or float in order to prevent waterborne illness.**
 

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