Oyster Gardening


Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is pleased to offer a new course on Oyster Gardening. You can grow healthy, delicious oysters for your own use off your dock with minimal effort. The State of Maryland encourages you to do so by offering a tax credit of up to $500 per person for the purchase of new floating oyster cages. This course will help you take advantage of that credit and teach you the practical aspects of oyster gardening.

The class will meet on Saturday March 21, 2020 from 10am – 3:00pm
and will cover the following topics:

Oyster history, biology, regulations, options for gardeners, types of equipment, ways to safely shuck an oyster, seed types, where to buy equipment and seed, safe processing and harvesting.

Tuition is $99 and includes a shuck-your-own lunch of one dozen oysters! Seating is limited. If you are interested, please send a check made out to PWEC along with your phone number, email address and postal address to  PWEC Oyster Gardening Class, 6129 Tilghman Island Rd, Tilghman, MD 21671.