Event Details

The VOG project involves educational and hands-on instruction to create DIY vertical hanging oyster gardens using recycled oyster shells from local restaurants that would have otherwise ended up in landfills. These shells are strung onto wires and suspended from docks, providing surfaces for juvenile oysters to attach and grow. Prior to stringing, the recycled shells are stored outdoors to cure at the FGCU Food Forest for several months to eliminate any food waste or germs.

Join Calusa Waterkeeper in this vital project to help restore and protect the waters of Southwest Florida. Your support and participation are crucial to its success. Space is limited to the first 30 registrants. A tax-deductible donation to Calusa Waterkeeper of $25 per participant is requested to cover the cost of time and materials. Each participant will get to take their VOG home to hang from their dock. Additional oyster gardens may be purchased at the event for $25 each while supplies last.

To register, visit calusawaterkeeper.org/vogworkshop