New Gardener Seminar and
Returning Gardener Oyster Roundup Dates

REGISTRATION FOR 2017 SEMINARS AND ROUNDUPS WILL OPEN IN APRIL

In the meantime, check the schedule below and hold the date!

 

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. 

2017 New Oyster Gardener Seminars

Virginia Beach Seminar

Saturday, June 10
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Wachapreague

Tuesday, June 13
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Deltaville

Saturday, June 17
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Norfolk

Tuesday, June 20
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Newport News

Thursday, June 22
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Lancaster

Saturday, June 24
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Hampton

Tuesday, June 27
6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.

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. 

2017 Oyster Gardening Roundups

Dates to be announced

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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