Originally published September 30, 2016

by CBS Baltimore

 

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It may not seem like the best place to grow a garden, but it turns out Baltimore’s Inner Harbor works for oysters.

Oyster shells are an investment in the future.

“We’ve got about one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven young oysters on this parent shell,” said Terry Cummings, with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

And 100 shells are going into each of the 25 cages brought to the Inner Harbor by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Like other waterside businesses, the Harbor East Marina is taking on oyster gardening.

“Our teams here at Harbor East Marina will tend to the oyster cages, clean up any debris and just make sure they have a healthy environment to grow,” said Paige Holden, with Harbor East Marina.

 

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