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Posted: February 14, 2017
CityChicksATL donates to the GoFundMe campaign
CityChicksATL donates to the GoFundMe campaign

CityChick is donating 100% of the profits each time they sell their CityChick coffee mug during February and March in support of our “Rebuild the Greenhouse” campaign. Get yours today!

Posted: January 18, 2017
Rebuild Wylde Center’s Greenhouse!
Rebuild Wylde Center's Greenhouse!

A tree fell on our greenhouse – help us raise funds for our new one! We have begun rebuilding the greenhouse, but this is a big expense that was not in our budget and we are reaching out to the community for help! Please consider an donation to aid in the rebuild Wylde Center’s greenhouse, keeping Wylde Center’s spring plant sale on track in 2017 and thus keeping the Wylde Center mission to educate, cultivate greenspaces and build community in the areas we serve moving forward!

Posted: August 18, 2016
Bee City USA: Decatur GA
Bee City USA: Decatur GA

The City of Decatur is the first Bee City USA in Georgia! Follow us for updates on how you can help spread the buzz about bees and save our pollinators.

Posted: August 2, 2016
You’ve got students, we have field trips! Sign up for one today.
You've got students, we have field trips!  Sign up for one today.

Since 1997, the Wylde Center has been dedicated to providing outstanding hands-on environmental education experiences for students. Our environmental education field trips bring students to our five greenspaces to explore the science of the natural world. Field trips engage students in first-hand discoveries about topics from agriculture to zoology and everything in between.

Posted: July 25, 2016
Garden Photo Contest
Garden Photo Contest

Announcing our Garden Photo Contest!     Want to win a $10 Gift Card to the Wylde Center? It’s easy! Submit a photo of your garden to gardenphoto@wyldecenter.org and each Friday the Best Garden Photo will be selected and posted on our Facebook page. At the end of the month, a monthly winner will be…

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

Feb

25

Sat

Chickens are Easy: Chickens 101

When: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Decatur Residence - Exact address emailed to participants Map Icon
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Join The Celtic Gardener, Anne-Marie Anderson, for our popular chicken crash course. This class will cover legislation, coop design, breed selection, care and feeding. You will also receive a resource list of local chicken groups, vets, chick and feed sources.

Anne-Marie keeps an urban backyard flock in Decatur, GA. She is Chair of the Atlanta Urban Coop Tour, and enjoys spreading the word about sustainable gardening and urban farming. The last 30 min of the class is Q&A. Reserve your spot today!

LOCATION INFO: Address of this Decatur-area home will be emailed to participants a few days before the event

About the Instructor:
Anne-Marie Anderson is a firm believer in fresh air, urban farming and the power of Mother Nature. Her Decatur-based business, The Celtic Gardener, promotes responsible stewardship of the earth’s precious resources through sustainable landscaping practices such as rainwater harvesting, composting, and the use of Southern natives and heirloom plants that actually like it here. She specializes in edible landscaping and urban animal husbandry, particularly chickens and bees.

Anne-Marie is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, England. She has lived in Atlanta for 17 years, growing to know and love our climate and native vegetation as a Master Gardener and Georgia Certified Landscape Professional. She is a co-organizer of the Atlanta Backyard Chicken Meetup Group, Chair of the 2012-2016 Atlanta Urban Coop Tours, and spoke at the 2015 Georgia Organics Conference. She is also a Certified Beekeeper.

Fee: $20

[To register: http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/upcoming-workshops-all/backyard-chickens-101-1 ]
Feb

28

Tue

Vegetables to Plant in the Spring and Summer - Decatur Library

When: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Decatur Public Library, 215 Sycamore Street, Decatur, Georgia 30030 Map Icon
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March is the best time to plant a spring garden in Georgia. Join Stephanie Van Parys, horticulturist and Executive Director of the Wylde Center to learn about the many vegetables you can plant right now.

The second half of the class will cover vegetable varieties that may be planted in your summer garden.

Price: No charge
Mar

2

Thu

Summer Veggie Garden - Atlanta Botanical Garden

When: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30309 Map Icon
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Learn how to grow and harvest fresh, delicious produce in your home garden. Find out about vegetables and herbs that will perform well through Georgia’s summer months and learn tips for improving your yields.

Instructor: Stephanie Van Parys, Executive Director, The Wylde Center

Fee: $29 (Members $24)

Registration Deadline: February 25

[To register: http://atlantabg.org/learn/adult-classes/summer-veggie-garden ]
Mar

3

Fri

JC OFF

When: 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Where: Map Icon
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Mar

4

Sat

Shade Gardening - Atlanta Botanical Garden

When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA Map Icon
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If you have a shaded yard and think your choices are limited, you're in for a big surprise! Learn about fantastic understory trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plant choices, including many seldom-used selections. The class focuses on plants that work well in combination for a shade garden that looks like a healthy plant community.

Instructor: Dave Rife, Senior Horticulturist, Atlanta Botanical Garden

Fee: $29 (Member $24)

Registration Deadline: Feb. 25

[To register: http://atlantabg.org/learn/adult-classes/shade-gardening ]
Mar

7

Tue

Square-Foot Veggie Gardening - Atlanta Botanical Garden

When: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA Map Icon
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In this beginner class, you will learn to design, plan, and grow your own successful summer garden. Bring dimensions of your available planting space (if you have one). This will be an interactive lesson on square foot and high productivity gardening for your (and ABG's!) favorite summer vegetables.

Instructor: Raleigh Saperstein, Senior Horticulturist

Fee: $29 (Members $24)
Deadline: Feb. 28

[To register: http://atlantabg.org/learn/adult-classes/square-foot-veggie-gardening ]
Mar

11

Sat

Wylde Nature: HAWK HOLLOW

When: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: 2304 1st Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30317, USA Map Icon
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Wylde Nature is one of our new series offerings for 2017.

Throughout the year we’ll have a variety of presentations in each of our gardens focusing on animals, bees, plants, trees, and other natural elements.

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