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Posted: January 17, 2018
Discount on Birthday Party and Event Rentals through 1/31
Discount on Birthday Party and Event Rentals through 1/31

2 weeks left to take advantage of our event rental special. Applies to birthday party and general rentals of any of our 5 gardens for any date in 2018. Wylde Center members may save up to $52 on a rental!

Posted: January 8, 2018
Registration for Wylde Center nature camps is now open!
Registration for Wylde Center nature camps is now open!

“Wylde Center summer camp was awesome! My daughter talked nonstop all week about what she was experiencing.” – Jennifer Querubin

Sign your kids up for a Wylde Center nature camp! Registration for winter (February) and summer (June) camp is now open for children currently enrolled in Kindergarten – 3rd Grade.

Posted: December 15, 2017
Decatur Farm to School Caps and Bags now available
Decatur Farm to School Caps and Bags now available

Just in time for the holidays, we have Decatur Farm to School totes and caps. Shipping available.

Posted: December 6, 2017
2018 Sponsorships now available for all Wylde Events and Gardens
2018 Sponsorships now available for all Wylde Events and Gardens

Throughout the year, Wylde Center hosts events that have become a tradition for our many participants who in turn, spread the word and bring their friends. Wylde Center’s reach is far, and our ability to bring large groups of participants has been successful. In turn, sponsoring Wylde Center places your business in front of more than 6,000 visitors and more than 3,000 online views. As a result, your business enjoys increased exposure and your sponsorship supports our beloved local non-profit, Wylde Center.

Sponsor two or more Wylde Center events/gardens at the same level and receive 10% off your sponsorship.

 

Upcoming Classes & Events

Jan

23

Tue

Knit a Wardrobe: Cowl - The Homestead Atlanta

When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Fabricate Atlanta 1537-B Howell Mill Road Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30318 Map Icon
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<p>Together we will design a cowl to fit your skill level and your style.  Skills we will learn include knitting in the round, magic loop, getting gauge, and basic pattern design and drafting.</p><p>Skills Learned: knitting in the round, magic loop, getting gauge, and basic pattern design and drafting.</p><p>Prerequisite: this course offering assumes you have beginner knitting skills, have some experience reading knitting patterns and feel comfortable casting on and off by yourself.</p><p>Fees:  $60 course fee includes 2 hours of instruction; 15% discount for Homestead Atlanta Members (with Member Discount Code.)</p><p>[To register:  http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/upcoming-workshops-all/knit-wardrobe-cowl ]</p>
Jan

25

Thu

Making Lotions & Creams with GGB Skincare - The Homestead Atlanta

When: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: GGB @ The Goat Farm 1200 Foster Street Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30318 Map Icon
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<br><br><p>Join <a href="http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/partners">GGB Skincare</a> to discover how easy and affordable it is to make skin nourishing lotions and creams. We will use decadent butters, organic oils, essential oils and more!</p><p>Learn everything you need to know to make luxurious high end moisturizers for yourself and to give as gifts. Discover the difference between a lotion and a cream and how easy it can be to create them on your own. We will discuss emulsions, preservatives, common misconceptions, and how to avoid common mistakes. We will compare commercial lotion to handmade lotions and discover the benefits for your body.</p><p>This is a hands on productive class!  Leave with at least four moisture-rich lotions and four fluffy creams. You deserve to treat yourself to the best skin moisturizers on earth. But most commercial lotions and creams are usually not worth the high cost. So why not learn how to do this yourself to save money? <br><br>This is going to be fun! Bring a friend and your apron. Ages 13 and up!</p><br>Fee:  $75; 15% discount for Homestead Atlanta members (with Member Discount Code)<br><br>[To register: http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/upcoming-workshops-all/making-lotions-creams-with-ggb-skincare-js7ml
Jan

27

Sat

Composting Basics at Farmer D Organics - The Homestead Atlanta

When: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Farmer D Organics 2154 Briarcliff Road Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30329 Map Icon
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<p>Want to reduce your carbon footprint? Keep kitchen scraps and yard waste out of the landfill? Improve your soil and enrich your garden?</p><p>If you answer yes to any of the above questions, our Composting Workshop is for you. For beginners and advanced gardeners, <a href="http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/partners">Farmer D Organics</a> will teach you how to establish a successful composting system: choosing the correct compost bin, identifying which materials are appropriate to add to the compost, maintaining the compost bin, and incorporating the finished product into your gardens and landscapes.</p><p>Compost workshop is $10. In addition to the shared knowledge, participants receive a 10% discount off all compost bins and compost supplies. </p><p>[For more info:  http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/upcoming-workshops-all/composting-basics-at-farmer-d-organics ]  </p><p>To Register:  Please speak to one of our associates at our garden center or call <a target="_blank">404-325-0128</a> to register.</p>
Jan

31

Wed

Pruning - Atlanta Botanical Garden

When: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Atlanta Botantical Garden, adjacent to Piedmont Park at 1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30309 Map Icon
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<p>Now is the time to learn how to prune your trees and shrubs properly. A detailed discussion of pruning guidelines and principles will be followed by a demonstration in the Garden. Early registration is recommended for this popular event.</p><p>Instructor: Michael Sheek, Senior Horticulturist, and Tim Marchilk, Assistant Horticulturist</p><p>Fee: $29 (Member $24)</p><p>Registration Deadline: January 27</p><p>[To register: http://atlantabg.org/learn/adult-classes/pruning ]</p>
Feb

3

Sat

Seed Starting at Farmer D Organics - The Homestead Atanta

When: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Farmer D Organics, 2154 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 Map Icon
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A forest begins with a single seed. So does a garden. If you would like to know how to grow that seed, come to <a href="http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/partners">Farmer D Organics'</a> Seed Starting Class.<br><br>We will cover plant cultural knowledge, germination requirements, soil media, nursery hygiene, and calendar planning.<br><br>No prerequisites or prior planting experience required!<br><br>Participants will leave with enough tips, tricks, and techniques to begin growing their own plants from seed.<br><br>The instructor will be Savanah Marks, Farmer D Organics' Nursery Manager.<br><br>Fee:  The cost for the class is $35 and all participants will receive a 50 cell seed starting tray, a bag of Farmer D Organics seed starting mix, a spray bottle, and a pack of seeds of their choosing!<br><br><br>To Register: Class seating is limited, so please call (404) 325-0128 to register for the class if you don't want to miss out. Walk-in's will be accepted day of until class fills.<br><br>[More Info:  http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/upcoming-workshops-all/seed-starting-farmer-d ]
Feb

7

Wed

Earth Art Jr.: Gyotaku Prints - The Homestead Atlanta

When: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: The PEA Studio 1465 Canton Road - Suite 100 (Inside Champion Kids) Marietta, GA, 30066 Map Icon
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<p>Join <a href="http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/partners">Explore Wildwood</a> for a rare Earth Art JUNIOR class today! This is a special class for the younger students and is geared towards children ages 2-5 years old, requires parent participation, and will last approximately 1 hour.</p><p>Parent and child will attend class together today and learn about Gyotaku printing! Gyotaku is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish, a practice which dates back to the mid-1800s. We'll introduce the concept and a brief history of it in a fun, interactive manner, and then students and parents will be getting hands-on to create a unique finished print.</p><p>If this is your first Earth Art class with us, please arrive 5 minutes early to fill out some forms at the first class. (P.S.- If you are bringing a younger sibling or would like to stay after class to play during Open Play in the gym, Champion Kids is now offering Earth Art students and their families $2 off Open Play on class days!)</p><p>Fee:  $13/child (+$10 for additional siblings); $11 for Homestead Atlanta Members.</p> [To register: http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/upcoming-workshops-all/earth-art-fall-2017-session-for-homeschoolers-artists-and-exhibitions-jb5j9 ]
Feb

10

Sat

Quick, Healthy Meals on a Budget - The Homestead Atlanta

When: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Preserving Now @ Sweet Auburn Market 209 Edgewood Avenue Southeast Atlanta, GA, 30303 Map Icon
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<p>Everyone knows they should eat a balanced diet of healthy foods, but how can you afford the time, energy and money it takes to pull that off?</p><p>Chef Christy of <a href="http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/partners">Preserving Now</a>'s Learning Kitchen explores the Top Ten Tips to turn your kitchen habits around:</p><ul dir="ltr"><li>Understanding food labels</li><li>Shopping locally and seasonally</li><li>Using portion control</li><li>Making Plan-Aheads instead of “leftovers”</li><li>Meal planning</li><li>Mise en place</li></ul><p>You’ll be stocking your pantry with healthy foods that will be ready to eat when you are in no time! Join us in The Learning Kitchen’s classroom area for activities, discussion and snacks!</p><p>Fee:  $29.00; Homestead Atlanta members receive an additional 10% discount (with Member Discount code)</p><p>[To register: http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/upcoming-workshops-all/quick-healthy-meals-budget ]</p><p><br></p>

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