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Posted: October 11, 2017
Spend the night in a Hobbit House!
Spend the night in a Hobbit House!

Available dates to spend the night in our Hawk Hollow Hobbit houses in Kirkwood, Atlanta- October 14,20,21, 27 and November 10,11, 17, 18

“This was such a unique and cool experience! The evening around the fire pit was very relaxing, and our son loved playing at Hawk Hollow before bed. The Hobbit Houses are very cool!”

Posted: October 10, 2017
Save the date for Deck the Wylde Wreaths, starts 11/29
Save the date for Deck the Wylde Wreaths, starts 11/29

Start making plans….

Save the date for Deck the Wylde Wreaths coming November 29 – December 2, 2017 and December 5 – December 9, 2017.

Tickets go on sale:
October 15 for past Deck the Wylde Wreaths participants.
October 22 for current Wylde members.
November 1 to the general public.

Go ahead and start planning which evening you want to make a beautiful wreath with your circle of friends. BYOB and BYOAppetizers. Using a wonderful array of natural dried flowers, grasses, nuts, fruits, berries and cones, you will leave with an incredible balsam holiday wreath.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this fun event! Thank you to Cynthia Terry Baer for joining us as a sponsor. Enjoy repeat business exposure leading up to the event and during the two weeks of wreathmaking. As a business sponsor, you also receive 2 tickets to attend a wreathmaking session of your choice ($500+) among other great benefits.
Contact Blair@wyldecenter.org for more information.

Posted: October 2, 2017
Hot off the press – Decatur Farm to School newsletter
Hot off the press - Decatur Farm to School newsletter

The Decatur Farm to School newsletter is printed quarterly highlighting activities happening in the schools, in their gardens, and the nutrition department in Decatur, Georgia, USA. Highlights for this issue include: Decatur High School internship reports and school grants.

Posted: September 28, 2017
S’mores for All is coming to Oakhurst (10/29) and Kirkwood (11/12)
S'mores for All is coming to Oakhurst (10/29) and Kirkwood (11/12)

Save the dates! S’mores for All is coming to Oakhurst (10/29) and Kirkwood (11/12) this fall. FREE to attend. RSVP here: http://wyldecenter.org/smores-for-all-2/

S’mores for All is a fun family-friendly event where Wylde Center provides all the fixings for the best campfire roasted s’mores ever! All are welcome.

We are still seeking sponsors for both S’more dates. Join us as a sponsor and we will share your logo with the event on social media, event banner, event page, and website. Connect your business to Wylde Center to increase your exposure and your support will green our gardens and reach 100′s of people through our environmental education programs. For more information, please contact blair@wyldecenter.org.

Posted: September 14, 2017
Local honey for sale at Oakhurst Garden
Local honey for sale at Oakhurst Garden

For a limited time, take home local (ITP!) raw honey made by one of our board members. $8 for 12oz bear or $18 for 2 lb bottle. Quantities limited! Drop cash or check in front door slot. @ 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030

 

Upcoming Classes & Events

Oct

23

Mon

Hand Quilting (AM and PM sessions available) - The Homestead Atlanta

When: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Where: Fabricate Atlanta 1537-B Howell Mill Road Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30318 Map Icon
Details...
Quilting by hand is a time-honored tradition. If you’ve been shying away from the practice in the past, join our friends at Fabricate for this crash course in hand quilting. It’s an incredibly meditative process and will lend beautiful details to your creation.

Prerequisite: None

DATES:
October AM: class meets Monday, October 23rd from 10-12pm
October PM: class meets Monday, October 23rd from 7-9pm

Fees: Cost: $35 course fee; 15% discount for Homestead Atlanta Members (with Member Discount Code.) Supplies requirements are listed on the supplies tab of the registration page.

[To register: http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/upcoming-workshops-all/hand-quilting ]
Oct

28

Sat

Fall Mini-Preserving Workshop: Pear Walnut Chutney and Cranberry Apple Compote - The Homestead Atlanta

When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Preserving Now @ Sweet Auburn Market 209 Edgewood Avenue Southeast Atlanta, GA, 30303 Map Icon
Details...
Join Preserving Now to sneak up on the holidays with these two fresh canning ideas: Pear Walnut Chutney & Cranberry Apple Compote. Great for holiday (or Fall) dinners. Maybe a great gift for that gourmand you know, making them up in those attractive 4-ounce jars ? You can bet none your friends have ever experienced these unusual combos.

We’ll learn and prepare these two recipes, completely hands-on! Then safely process them in a water-bath canner to make them shelf stable. These can also be made in small batches and refrigerated with no canning processing needed. Your choice!

How to serve? As a condiment for meats, especially turkey, pork, ham. As a companion on cheese trays, especially hard cheeses or the more aged cheeses – brie, camembert. Or on crostini’s spread with a soft cheese. You’ll probably find more uses as you reach for a jar in your pantry. Take home the jars you made up as well as recipes and complete instructions. Everything provided.

Fees: $39.00; Homestead Atlanta members receive an additional 10% discount (with Member Discount code)

[To register: http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/upcoming-workshops-all/fall-mini-preserving-workshop-pear-walnut-chutney-cranberry-apple-compote ]
Oct

28

Sat

Bread and Butter - The Homestead Atlanta

When: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Preserving Now @ Sweet Auburn Market 209 Edgewood Avenue Southeast Atlanta, GA, 30303 Map Icon
Details...
Take home your own prepared dough to bake-off as a full loaf, plus a finished warm baguette you made in class, and a jar of homemade butter.

Tom of Preserving Now has been a great bread baker for over 40 years. He has changed, added, perfected his methods over the years – and what he’s doing now is the best ever. He’ll teach the bread-making portion of the class, while Lyn teaches the butter-making fun.

The bread can be considered “French Style” – meaning flaky, crunchy crusts along with a center texture that’s light and airy and not too dense. Melt in your mouth goodness! This is so simple and delicious, which is why it’s been very popular among seasoned bread makers.

It’s hand-done (always – no bread machine here!) but no-knead and very low yeast. Guess what? No added sugar either – but tastes as sweet as if you did!

The recipe allows you to make bread loaves, ciabatta, baguettes, boules, even foccacia. You’ll learn how to mix and how much to let it rest. Then you’ll shape into French Baguettes for this class – bake it up and take it home. You’ll also be taking home the first full batch you mix up which has been resting – and can bake it off at home as one of the above – boule anyone?

We’ll also make homemade butter – so easy and so much better tasting that what you can buy. And so tasty on that just-made warm baguette! You’ll learn various ways to make it and what are the best creams to use. Then take home a jar of this butter, freshly made by you!

You’ll get complete take-home instructions, recipes, and resources for both the bread and butter for safe and sure bread making and canning.

Cost: $49 w/ additional 10% discount for Homestead Atlanta members (with Member Discount Code)

[To register: http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/upcoming-workshops-all/bread-butter ]
Oct

29

Sun

Homemade Pie Making - Atlanta Botanical Garden

When: 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Where: The Atlanta Botanical Garden is located adjacent to Piedmont Park at 1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30309. Map Icon
Details...
Learn both the basics and decorative techniques for making beautiful pie crusts and pies. This class will cover a roll-out piecrust recipe and a cream cheese pastry crust as well as decorative techniques to make your pies centerpiece worthy.

Instructor: Chance Claar-Pressley, My Beloved Bakery

Fee: $44 (Members $39)

[To register: http://atlantabg.org/learn/adult-classes/homemade-pie-making ]
Oct

29

Sun

S'mores for ALL!

When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Rd, Decatur, GA 30030, USA Map Icon
Details...
Come enjoy s'mores with Wylde Center friends and neighbors at Oakhurst Garden!

Members are FREE!
Nonmembers - suggestion donation $10

[Register online at http://wyldecenter.org/

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