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Posted: July 19, 2016
Ice Cream Social for Wylde Center Members on July 29
Ice Cream Social for Wylde Center Members on July 29

There will be sprinkles! As a thank you to our Wylde Center members, the board and staff are hosting a thank you ice cream social on July 29.

Not a member? Join today, by July 29, or at the door. http://wyldecenter.org/membership/

Follow the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1733360160271309/

Posted: July 1, 2016
Big news! Wylde Center adds Mulberry Fields in Candler Park as its 5th garden.
Big news!  Wylde Center adds Mulberry Fields in Candler Park as its 5th garden.

We couldn’t be happier. Mulberry Fields Community Garden in Candler Park has joined the Wylde Center as its fifth garden starting today, July 1. Welcome, Mulberry Fields!

Wylde Center’s staff and volunteers will manage all aspects of the community garden including maintenance, field trips, garden plot rentals and special events.

Wylde Center – Mulberry Fields is located in Candler Park down the alley next to 1301 Iverson St, Atlanta, GA 30307.

Wylde Center’s other gardens include: Oakhurst Garden (Decatur), Sugar Creek Garden and Herb Farm (Decatur), Hawk Hollow in Kirkwood (Atlanta), and the Edgewood Community Learning Garden (Atlanta).

Posted: June 22, 2016
Metro Atlanta Community Gardeners, we need your feedback!
Metro Atlanta Community Gardeners, we need your feedback!

JC Hines, Wylde Center’s Greenspace Director is serving on Food Well Alliance‘s Growing Community Garden Leader initiative along with members from Atlanta Community Food Bank, Community Farmers Markets, Global Growers Network, HABESHA Gardens, The Metro Atlanta Urban Farm,Partners in Action for Healthy Living, Inc., South West Atlanta Growers,Think Green Inc. The group is seeking input from folks who participate in a community…

Posted: April 25, 2016
Erin Johnson is the 2016 Sally Wylde Cultivating Life recipient.
Erin Johnson is the 2016 Sally Wylde Cultivating Life recipient.

Please join us in congratulating our 2016 Sally Wylde Cultivating Life award recipient, Erin Johnson. Erin was highlighted for her work as the grounds committee chair at Winnona Park Elementary, as a long time Trees Atlanta volunteer, and for her work as the nutrition coordinator at the Museum School in Avondale Estates.
Nominated by Laura Pitts, Laura states, “If Sally were here today, I’m sure she’d appreciate and marvel at Erin Johnson’s impact on both Winnona Park Elementary School and the Museum School in Avondale Estates.” We couldn’t agree more.

 

Upcoming Classes & Events

Jul

25

Mon

Kids Go Wild Camp

When: Mon, Jul, 25, 12:00 am – Sat, Jul, 30, 12:00 am
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA, United States Map Icon
Details...
More info at http://www.kidsgowild.me/summercamps/

WHAT WE DO AT CAMP

Create printed fabric with Block & Screen-printing techniques
Learn to identify local plants & wildlife
Practice theater & playmaking skills
Learn the basics of table weaving
Discover how to dye yarn
Create clay sculptures using Hand-building techniques
Experiment with different types of fibers from various animals
Learn the history of the creative techniques we teach in a playful environment
And so much more!
Jul

25

Mon

Kids Go Wild Camp

When: Mon, Jul, 25, 12:00 am – Sat, Jul, 30, 12:00 am
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA, United States Map Icon
Details...
More info at http://www.kidsgowild.me/summercamps/

WHAT WE DO AT CAMP

Create printed fabric with Block & Screen-printing techniques
Learn to identify local plants & wildlife
Practice theater & playmaking skills
Learn the basics of table weaving
Discover how to dye yarn
Create clay sculptures using Hand-building techniques
Experiment with different types of fibers from various animals
Learn the history of the creative techniques we teach in a playful environment
And so much more!
Jul

25

Mon

Kids Go Wild Camp

When: Mon, Jul, 25, 12:00 am – Sat, Jul, 30, 12:00 am
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA, United States Map Icon
Details...
More info at http://www.kidsgowild.me/summercamps/

WHAT WE DO AT CAMP

Create printed fabric with Block & Screen-printing techniques
Learn to identify local plants & wildlife
Practice theater & playmaking skills
Learn the basics of table weaving
Discover how to dye yarn
Create clay sculptures using Hand-building techniques
Experiment with different types of fibers from various animals
Learn the history of the creative techniques we teach in a playful environment
And so much more!
Jul

25

Mon

Kids Go Wild Camp

When: Mon, Jul, 25, 12:00 am – Sat, Jul, 30, 12:00 am
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA, United States Map Icon
Details...
More info at http://www.kidsgowild.me/summercamps/

WHAT WE DO AT CAMP

Create printed fabric with Block & Screen-printing techniques
Learn to identify local plants & wildlife
Practice theater & playmaking skills
Learn the basics of table weaving
Discover how to dye yarn
Create clay sculptures using Hand-building techniques
Experiment with different types of fibers from various animals
Learn the history of the creative techniques we teach in a playful environment
And so much more!
Jul

25

Mon

Kids Go Wild Camp

When: Mon, Jul, 25, 12:00 am – Sat, Jul, 30, 12:00 am
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA, United States Map Icon
Details...
More info at http://www.kidsgowild.me/summercamps/

WHAT WE DO AT CAMP

Create printed fabric with Block & Screen-printing techniques
Learn to identify local plants & wildlife
Practice theater & playmaking skills
Learn the basics of table weaving
Discover how to dye yarn
Create clay sculptures using Hand-building techniques
Experiment with different types of fibers from various animals
Learn the history of the creative techniques we teach in a playful environment
And so much more!
Jul

30

Sat

Autumn Veggie Garden - Atlanta Botanical Garden

When: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Atlanta Botanical Garden, Map Icon
Details...
In Georgia, you can have a beautiful and productive vegetable garden well past the summer harvest of tomatoes and squash. All it takes is a bit of planning, and this class teaches you how. Find out about vegetables and herbs that perform well throughout the autumn months and learn important techniques for improving results for a delicious harvest up to and beyond the first frost.

Instructor:
Stephanie Van Parys
Executive Director, The Wylde Center

Fee: $29 (Member $24)

Registration Deadline: August 22
Aug

6

Sat

Beekeeping - Getting Started in Atlanta - Atlanta Botanical Garden

When: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30309. Map Icon
Details...
Now is the time to think about keeping bees this year. This is an information-gathering class to find out about the feasibility of urban/suburban beekeeping in the area. Learn about the basics of beekeeping and the beekeeper’s year, where to find materials, and when and how to get started. Weather permitting, students will walk to the Garden's hives for demonstration. Register early - space is limited.

Instructor: Curtis Gentry, Garden beekeeper

Fee: $34 (Members $29)

Registration Deadline: August 2

[To register: http://atlantabg.org/learn/adult-classes/beekeeping ]
Aug

10

Wed

Lunch 'N Learn - Plant an Organic Fall Garden - Cane Creek Farm

When: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Cane Creek Farm, 5110 Jekyll Road, Cumming, Georgia Map Icon
Details...
Cane Creek Farm’s Lunch N’ Learn Series is held on the second Wednesday of each month, March through October. The active learning experiences take place at the farm, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, and include a simple lunch made from farm produce and ingredients.

The variety of topics are geared towards the backyard farmer who can take the learnings home and implement a new sustainable practice or hobby.

Topics and dates:

March 9 – Start your own vegetable and flower transplants
April 13– Plant an organic raised vegetable bed
May 11– Plant an organic cut flower bed
June 8– Herbs in the kitchen
July 13– Arrange garden flower bouquets
August 10- Plant an organic fall garden
September 14 – Identify medicinal plants and their uses
October 12– Grow shitake mushrooms, inoculate a log

The classes are $35 per person, limited to 10 participants, and advance registration is required at [ http://www.canecreekfarm.net ]

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