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Posted: August 10, 2015
City Schools of Decatur serve students a healthy lunch – watch the fun video!
City Schools of Decatur serve students a healthy lunch - watch the fun video!

There are big changes inside the City Schools of Decatur cafeterias. Watch this Decatur Farm to School video to learn more about the fresh vegetables and fruits hitting the lunch trays each day and the enthusiastic responses from the students. The cafeteria has invested in your child’s health. Invest in the cafeteria by buying lunch for your child. Purchase a lunch today! http://csdecatur.net/nutrition/

Decatur Farm to School is an official program of the Wylde Center. wyldecenter.org #gowylde

Posted: February 25, 2014
Check out Rentals and Birthdays at the Oakhurst Garden
Check out Rentals and Birthdays at the Oakhurst Garden

Join us at the Oakhurst Garden for your special occasion! We have several options including themed packages with magical and talented hosts. Great way to have an eco-friendly party and enjoy our beautiful natural space.

Posted: December 20, 2013
Gift Certificates
Gift Certificates

You may purchase a gift certificate for a class, plants, events, membership, or a birthday party. Choose from $15, $25, or $50 increments. This a great way to honor someone who already enjoys what the Wylde Center has to offer or introduce someone to the Wylde Center for the first time.

Posted: October 28, 2013
Wylde Center Wish List
Wylde Center Wish List

Looking for the perfect gift for a friend for family member? Want to support the Wylde Center, but not necessarily join as a member? Choosing an item from our Wish List is the perfect solution.

Posted: December 14, 2012
Wylde Center? What does the new name mean?
Wylde Center? What does the new name mean?

Wondering what has changed, what has stayed the same since the Oakhurst Community Garden Project name changed to the Wylde Center?  Watch this Tin Rooster Media produced video for your answer.

 

Upcoming Classes & Events

Sep

10

Thu

Fall Gardening - 2015 Homeowner Series - UGA Extension

When: 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Where: DeKalb County Extension, 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, Georgia Map Icon
Details...
Learn to grown fall vegetables and herbs.

Speaker: Sarah Brodd, Horticulture Program Educator

All classes are $10.00 unless otherwise indicated; payment is accepted at the door for all classes except for those marked as workshops. Register for ten (10) classes in advance (not workshops) and only pay $80.00! Complete ten (10) classes to receive a Gardening Certificate of Completion.

Mail registration and payment to DeKalb County Extension/4-H, Attn: 2015 Homeowners Series, 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 200, Decatur, GA 30032.

[Register online at http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/dekalb/documents/2015HomeownersSeriesfinal.pdf ]
Sep

12

Sat

TreeKeepers Certification Training - Trees Atlanta

When: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Trees Atlanta, Inc., 225 Chester Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30316 Map Icon
Details...
TreeKeepers started in 2008 to provide practical tree education over the course of 7 consecutive Saturday sessions (excluding Labor Day weekend) including: indoor & outdoor activities, lively presentations, and engaging hands-on demonstrations. Each 3-hour session is taught by Trees Atlanta staff or community tree experts. Upon completion of the series of 7 sessions, graduates will be trained in a manner that builds skill, pride, and appreciation to continue the stewardship of the urban forest. Participants receive an eastern trees field guide, a native tree, and much more!

Training is for ALL levels and explores:
Atlanta’s Trees & Urban Forests
Tree Selection, Planting, & Care
Tree Diseases & Invasive Plants
Proper Tree Pruning Techniques
Project Leadership

All workshops offered at Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center- 225 Chester Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30316 unless otherwise noted.

Scholarships available to offset cost of training, if interested please inquire with kateb@treesatlanta.org

ISA CEUs available for each session

Once 24 hours of volunteer service as a leader have been fulfilled, TreeKeeper participants receive an official hat.

Fee: $75

Register Online until July 31: [http://bit.ly/1Pj4SJn ]
Sep

12

Sat

Permaculture Principles - Homestead Atlanta

When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030, United States Map Icon
Details...
Heard about permaculture but not sure exactly what it means? Discover this wonderful system of integration with principles that can apply to everything from your garden to your lifestyle. In permaculture, everything's about patterns, relationships, connections and boundaries - and there's no better place to see that in action than in your growing space.

Discover how to minimize waste and long-term energy input while maximizing yield with this simple introduction to the wide world of permaculture.

About the Instructor:
Brandy passionately engages communities through education, design, and installation of food forests and perennial farms and gardens through her ecological design firm, Shades of Green at http://www.shadesofgreeninc.org.

** Want to become a member of Georgia Organics and save on classes while supporting the local food movement? Join today! Or consider becoming a member of the Wylde Center**

Price: from $20

Wylde Members receive a discount on all Homestead classes offered at a Wylde Center garden.

[Register online at http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/upcoming-workshops/?category=Wylde ]
Sep

13

Sun

Fall Gardening for Beginners - Homestead Atlanta

When: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Oakview Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030 Map Icon
Details...
Want to finally try your hand at gardening when you can be outside for the delightful fall weather? It’s the perfect time turn that black thumb into a green one, and we’re here to help you get off to a great start.

We’ll cover the five essential elements of a healthy garden (sun, soil, water, location, plants) as well as the right ratio to turn your red clay into fertile soil. Grow a healthy garden by learning sustainable, organic growing methods, and set yourself up for success by learning what to plant, as well as how and where to plant it. We’ll also cover garden maintenance, discuss possible organic inputs, and get a wealth of tips and tricks from a landscape expert.

About the Instructor:
L. Daniel Ballard is the owner of Convivial Gardens, a team bringing life to landscapes and landscapes to life that are both environmentally-friendly and edible. He is the former head gardener with the Wylde Center. His background includes both horticulture and education. Daniel lives in the Kirkwood with his wife and three children.

** Want to become a member of Georgia Organics and save on classes while supporting the local food movement? Join today! Or consider joining the Wylde Center**

Price: from $30.00

Wylde Members receive a discount on all Homestead classes offered at a Wylde Center garden.

[Register online at http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/upcoming-workshops/?category=Wylde ]
Sep

15

Tue

"It's Green, Let it Grow" Alternatives to a Lawn Including Ground Covers - 2015 Homeowners Series - UGA Extension

When: 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Where: DeKalb County Extension, 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, Georgia Map Icon
Details...
Learn about ground covers.

Speaker: Gary Peiffer, DeKalb Horticulture Agent

All classes are $10.00 unless otherwise indicated; payment is accepted at the door for all classes except for those marked as workshops. Register for ten (10) classes in advance (not workshops) and only pay $80.00! Complete ten (10) classes to receive a Gardening Certificate of Completion.

Mail registration and payment to DeKalb County Extension/4-H, Attn: 2015 Homeowners Series, 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 200, Decatur, GA 30032.

[Register online at http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/dekalb/documents/2015HomeownersSeriesfinal.pdf ]
Sep

19

Sat

2015 Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Tour - Atlanta Audubon Society

When: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Tours on four properties, check website for location you want to visit Map Icon
Details...
Atlanta Audubon Society (AAS) will host its annual Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Tour on Saturday, September 19, from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The tour will feature four properties in Decatur, with an optional stop at the Georgia Native Plant Society Fall Plant Sale in Stone Mountain.

Each property has been certified by Atlanta Audubon Society as a Certified Wildlife Sanctuary because it provides five essential criteria for attracting wildlife and birds: food sources, nesting sites, bird feeders, shelter, and water sources. Visitors will see a wide variety of native plants and trees in a variety of different settings that attract a variety of birds, butterflies and other wildlife. AAS staff and volunteers will be available at each site to guide visitors through the habitats.

Price: Tickets are $15 for AAS members and $20 for non-members. Children aged 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets are available online. If you would prefer to purchase over the phone, please call the AAS office at 678-973-2437.

To purchase tickets online and learn more about the event on the website, visit:

[https://www.atlantaaudubon.org/Sanctuary-Tour ]
Sep

19

Sat

TreeKeepers Certification Training - Trees Atlanta

When: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Trees Atlanta, Inc., 225 Chester Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30316 Map Icon
Details...
TreeKeepers started in 2008 to provide practical tree education over the course of 7 consecutive Saturday sessions (excluding Labor Day weekend) including: indoor & outdoor activities, lively presentations, and engaging hands-on demonstrations. Each 3-hour session is taught by Trees Atlanta staff or community tree experts. Upon completion of the series of 7 sessions, graduates will be trained in a manner that builds skill, pride, and appreciation to continue the stewardship of the urban forest. Participants receive an eastern trees field guide, a native tree, and much more!

Training is for ALL levels and explores:
Atlanta’s Trees & Urban Forests
Tree Selection, Planting, & Care
Tree Diseases & Invasive Plants
Proper Tree Pruning Techniques
Project Leadership

All workshops offered at Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center- 225 Chester Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30316 unless otherwise noted.

Scholarships available to offset cost of training, if interested please inquire with kateb@treesatlanta.org

ISA CEUs available for each session

Once 24 hours of volunteer service as a leader have been fulfilled, TreeKeeper participants receive an official hat.

Fee: $75

Register Online until July 31: [http://bit.ly/1Pj4SJn ]

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