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TOGA to hold talk about growing oysters in Deltaville

The Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association will share a wealth of information about oysters and their importance to the health of the Chesapeake Bay during “Chesapeake Bay Oysters and Raising Your Own Oyster Garden,” a talk beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park, 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville.

Speakers will include Vic Spain of White Marsh, discussing the history of oysters and oystering in the bay; Carl Zulick of Deltaville, talking about bay ecology and oyster anatomy; Richard Siciliano, covering how to make an oyster garden, from evaluating a site to getting a permit to choosing floats and oyster seed; and Terry Lewis of Gloucester, will discuss health and safety issues, including the vibrio bacteria.

Tools such as gloves, salinity meters, brushes, scrapers, rope, cages of various design, and other items needed for maintenance, will be exhibited.

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