Welcome to the World of

Oyster Gardening!

Did you know that more than 80% of the worlds oyster reefs have been lost? Oysters play an important role in our ecosystem by filtering water and reducing coastal erosion.  They also serve as habitat for over 300 species of marine life. With efforts from our programs in Little Lagoon, Mobile Bay, and Mississippi waters we are constantly working towards restoring the reefs in these areas. 

  • Waterfront access with a pier or dock. Some gardeners even use their boat slip!
  • Average Salinity above 5 ppt, not fresh water (one of our program staff will check your area for this).
  • 10-15 min free once a week for garden maintenance.