Growing oysters can help improve the Lynnhaven River. To become an oyster gardener, LRNOw offers a Taylor Float workshop where participants can build their own float and get all the equipment needed. Alternatively, gardeners can purchase an assembled float with all the equipment from LRNow for $100.
Participants also need to attend a New Citizen Oyster Gardener Workshop where they will learn about caring for oysters over the next year. Pre-registration is required for both the Tayor Float workshop and the New Citizen Gardener Workshop.
Oyster Gardening Events:
Taylor Float Workshop
Thursday, July 26, 6-7:30 PM, at the LRNow office at 1608 Pleasure House Road, Suite 108. Cost for all supplies is $75.
To register call 757-962-5398 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
New Oyster Citizen Gardeners Workshop
Thursday, August 2, 6-7:30 PM at the Great Neck Rescue Squad on Bayne Drive
Thursday, September 6, 6-7:30 PM at Virginia Wesleyan College
Cost: $30 for your bag of 1000 baby oysters
Pre-registration required with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation at www.cbf.org/virginiaoysters or call 757-622-1964.
The Oyster Gardening Project is offered in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. More information about oyster gardening can be found at www.LRNow.org/need-oyster-growers or by calling 757-962-5398.