Oyster Gardening


Virtual Class

May 16th & 17th

10 am- 1 pm


Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic the Oyster Gardening Class will be held online.



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 May 16 & 17, 2020 from 10 am – 1 pm 
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.

*Class is full-  If you would like to be put on a wait list or to be informed of the next available class please email [email protected]

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