Wylde Center’s mission is to educate, cultivate greenspaces and build community in the areas we serve.

We offer educational programs, events and greenspaces that actively engage youth, families and individuals in their environment, health and community, and that develop skills in environmental science, sustainable urban living, organic gardening, health, and nutrition.


Wylde Center was founded in 1997 out of a need to provide opportunities to experience nature in an urban environment. Thanks to the community’s involvement and commitment, we now operate five greenspaces in four different Decatur and Atlanta neighborhoods, open year-round for the community, for events and for our educational programs. Wylde Center also provides one of the largest youth environmental and science education programs in metro-Atlanta, including the Decatur Farm to School program, Atlanta Farm to School, Healthy Living by Healthy Growing at the Decatur Housing Authority, and science program and field trips linked to Common Core standards.

Coming Soon to Wylde Center

Wylde Wine Night: Old World vs New World

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Spend an evening with Wylde Center board member, wine aficionado, and owner of Honey Next Door, Brandon Tai, as you journey from the Old World to the New World through an interactive wine tasting experience. Relating more to geography than the time period, Old World wines derive from European regions where wine-making first originated. Conversely,…

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Growing Wylde: An Evening Benefiting Wylde Center

October 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Wylde Center’s Board of Directors on Monday, October 7 at 6:30 PM for an exclusive evening at one of Decatur’s favorite restaurants, SCOUT, to celebrate our work in the community. The evening will include games, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, a Wylde program spotlight, and an opportunity to support our work of reaching more kids, planting…

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Wine & Watercolors at Mulberry Fields Garden

October 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at Mulberry Fields Garden on Friday, October 11 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM for Wine & Watercolor night! While sipping on a glass of wine, participants will be guided through a watercolor lesson by local artist Deborah Landry on how to paint seasonal flowers using watercolors. Wine and art supplies will be provided….

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Wylde Center Recycling Day Festival

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrate “America Recycles Day” with Wylde Center and all of our fantastic community partners at our first annual Recycling Day Festival! This is a FREE, family-friendly event full of community resources, educational topics, and activities all centered on the wonderful world of recycling! Join us for recycled paper making demonstrations, family-friendly music performances, crafts using recycled materials, and more. Rain or shine! Donations are encouraged and will be accepted at the door. Community…

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