Monday, December 30, 2013

Oyster Shell Recycling and Oyster Gardening- Conceptual Work from Harvard Students

Over the past three months, Mass Oyster has been working with students from Harvard's Graduate School of Design. Kelly Murphy and Jenny Corlett have been joys to work with as they have thought about the tremendous volume of oyster shell that is wasted as it winds up in landfills around the state.

Harvard Students favoring oyster shell recycling.
Harvard Graduate School of Design Students Jen and Kelly with Oysters

Here is a link to Kelly's blog, which discusses their work. They estimate that 300,000 pounds of oyster shell are wasted each year by Boston Restaurants alone.

They also developed a cage concept for oyster gardening.

Oyster gardening Harvard
Jen Corlett manufacturing an oyster cage.
We particularly liked this video.

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And here is their final presentation.

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With an oyster sampling, how could they not knock the cover off the ball!

Oyster Shucking at the Final Presentation. You may recognize the face of Deniz Bertuna Wellfleet oyster restoration intern MOP sponsored this summer.

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