Oyster Gardening Workshops

Oyster Gardening workshops are only for qualified individuals and require reservations in advance. If you are approved for a workshop, we will provide all necessary supplies, so just plan to arrive 15 minutes early for sign-in, then stay throughout the entirety of the two-hour workshop.  Oyster Gardening is a great activity to get the whole family involved with at home, but please note that gardening workshops are primarily directed toward adults…


Only those who are qualified to be either an Oyster Gardener or Oyster Buddy may attend an Oyster Gardening workshop. The requirements for both designations are as follows:

Oyster Gardener

  • Has a dock on the  Indian River Lagoon in Brevard County. Community docks for homeowners associations and condos can also be eligible, but check out these special guidelines first.
  • Can commit one to two hours of time per week to cleaning and monitoring oyster habitats and entering findings into a database
  • Not planning to be out of town for extended periods of time (more than two weeks) over the next six to seven months
  • Can lift 30 lbs

Oyster Buddy

  • Able to temporarily fill in for traveling or sick Oyster Gardeners by committing one to two hours per week to maintaining and monitoring their habitats for them
  • Has access to a reliable means of transportation to Oyster Gardening sites
  • Can lift 30 lbs


IF YOU MEET THE REQUIREMENTS to be either an Oyster Gardener or Oyster Buddy, please visit our Volunteer page to sign up for an upcoming oyster gardening workshop. Only one registration is necessary per family/group. 

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