Oyster Gardening on Mobile Bay

Welcome to the home of the Mobile Bay Oyster Gardening Program. A volunteer based project which focuses on education, restoration/enhancement, and research by bringing the reef to the people. Now in its 17th year of operation, Oyster Gardeners have produced nearly 800,000 oysters for restoration and enhancement efforts within Mobile Bay.

Our Gardeners, Garden Adopters, corporate partners, and agency partners make the program successful, and there are opportunities for everyone to get involved. Explore the links at left, learn what we do, and if you want to join us, we are always recruiting new Gardeners, Adopters, and corporate partners.


2017 Results:

Gardeners in Alabama produced 57,640 oysters for restoration this season. This is a restorative potential for 2.87 acres.  The Mississippi Program produced 16,324 oysters in their first full year. This represents a restorative potential of 0.81 acres.  Total restorative potential in Mississippi and Alabama for 2017 is 3.68 acres.  If you want to join Oyster Gardening, contact us!



Oyster Gardeners: Enter your measurment information HERE



The oysters from this program are not for human consumption. Their intended purpose is for restoration efforts only.

Oyster Trail Unveiling