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Oyster float workshop to be held in Mathews

The Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association will hold a float workshop at Williams Wharf Landing, Mathews, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. The event is open to the public with no fee and no requirement to purchase anything.

Everything visitors will need to become an oyster gardener will be available during the event, according to a release. TOGA will have floats, cages, accessory tools, float components and crab pot line for sale along with an education display and literature to hand out. 

Also, several Master Oyster Gardeners will answer visitors’ questions and discuss the latest ideas in raising oysters to eat and clean the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Vendors will be on hand to sell oyster spat/seed, accessories, float alternatives and provide advice. This year, TOGA will also conduct a class on basic oyster gardening at the pavilion at 11 a.m.

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