Australia's first community oyster farm on Bribie Island
You've heard of community gardens - you might even be involved in one, they're so popular these days!
Innovation in Moreton Bays own back yard litterally on Bribie Island and its Australia's first community oyster garden!
Dr Ben Diggles is a marine biologist and scientific advisor to the Restore Pumicestone Passage group, and he's the man behind the project.
We have obtained funding from the Federal Government under its Landcare Program to develop Australia’s first community oyster gardening initative on Bribie Island. Oyster gardening is a great way to inform and educate the local community through active participation while generating a source of live shellfish for future reef restoration research.
An information evening was held on the 3rd August 2016 at Banksia Beach State School, Sunderland Drive, Banksia Beach. There a presentation was made informing around 60 prospective gardeners about the project and its wider context. Afterwards attendees got to chat together and meet their molluscs.
You can download our Oyster Gardening Leaflet which is a handy guide to help you get started as Australia’s first oyster gardeners. If you want to become an accredited oyster gardener, you will need to fill out our Oyster Gardening Application Form on page 8 of the leaflet and return it to us and we will add you to the waiting list.
For those participating in the scheme (or for anyone interested in knowing more about local inhabitats of oyster reefs), you can download our Guide to Oyster Associates , while blank oyster gardening datasheets can also be downloaded from HERE .
More details at http://restorepumicestonepassage.org/