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Posted: January 5, 2017
Birthday Party Special!
Birthday Party Special!

This year Wylde Center is turning 20! To celebrate, we’d like to offer you a gift! Book a Wylde Center Birthday Party by January 31st for any available date in 2017, and you’ll save $20! Take advantage of these Wylde Center Themes for your child, and even for yourself: Farm Wylde, Faerie Wylde, Wizard Wylde, Winter Wylde, and Wylde Explorer.

Posted: December 21, 2016
Wylde Center is hiring!
Wylde Center is hiring!

Join the Wylde Center team! Wylde Center is adding four new positions in 2017 – Lead Educator, Garden Coach, Farmer Fellow, and the Membership and Marketing Coordinator. Job descriptions are now posted. Resumes will be accepted through January 15, 2017 or until a candidate is found.

Posted: December 8, 2016
Seed and Scion Exchange – January 22, 2017
Seed and Scion Exchange - January 22, 2017

We are counting down the days until our Seed and Scion Exchange on January 22, 2017. Brings seeds to share and take home seeds to plant.

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

Jan

22

Sun

Wylde Center's Annual Seed and Scion Exchange

When: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: DeKalb County Public Library, 215 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030, USA Map Icon
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Jan

28

Sat

Beekeeping - Getting Started in Atlanta - Atlanta Botanical Gardens

When: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30309. Map Icon
Details...
This is an information-gathering class about the feasibility of 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 visit the Garden’s hives for a demo. Register early – space is limited.

Instructor: Curtis Gentry, Garden beekeeper

Fee: $34 (Members $29)

Registration Deadline: Jan. 25 OR April 11

Schedule:
Saturday, Jan. 28, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
OR Saturday, April 15, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

[To Register: http://atlantabg.org/learn/adult-classes/beekeeping ]
Jan

28

Sat

Pruning - Atlanta Botanical Garden

When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30309 Map Icon
Details...
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 class.

Instructor: Michael Sheek, Senior Horticulturist, OR Amanda Bennett, Manager of Display Gardens, Atlanta Botanical Garden

Fee: $29 (Member $24)
Registration Deadline: January 20 OR Feb.1

Schedule:
Saturday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m. – noon
OR Saturday, Feb. 4, 10 am - noon

[To register: http://atlantabg.org/learn/adult-classes/pruning ]
Jan

28

Sat

Pressure Canning Workshop - The Homestead Atlanta

When: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Preserving Now @ Sweet Auburn Market 209 Edgewood Avenue Southeast Atlanta, GA, 30303 Map Icon
Details...
Join our friends at Preserving Now to learn how to safely can vegetables (that are not pickled/acidified) and meats, meat and veggie stocks, reconstituted dried beans, and combo veggie/fruit items. Take the fear out of pressure canning - yes, you can safely can meats at home and no, your canner won't explode; today's pressure canners are much safer and easier to use than the ones our grandparents used. Once you learn pressure canning, you can also use it for water bath canning if you prefer. That means one pot serves both purposes!

We will be making Chicken Stock and a seasonal Vegetable Salsa. We'll also discuss recipes for Vegetable Stock you can make for free from your kitchen scraps.

Lyn will have examples of the two types of pressure canners available and we will use both. This can help you decide which kind of pressure canner you’d like to buy (if you don’t already own one.)

We will NOT go over the basics of home canning - this class is geared to those who are familiar with canning. Questions pertaining to the basics, of course, will be answered! It would be good if you have done at least a few successful water bath canning projects before taking this class. If you are a “beginner”, you may consider taking the Canning 101 Immersion Workshop.

NOTE: There is quite a lot of “down” time in this class, especially after the processing time has elapsed for the canners to cool down in order to release the lids. You may want to take a break and have snack/drink break in the Market or stretch your legs. I would estimate total elapsed time to be more than 3 hours. You may also leave early and pick up your jars at the Market later if you prefer.

Cost: $45; 10% discount for Homestead Atlanta Members (with Member discount code)

[To register: http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/upcoming-workshops-all/pressure-canning-workshop ]
Feb

4

Sat

Glassblowing Heart Paperweights - The Atlanta Homestead

When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Decatur Glassblowing 250 Freeman Street Decatur, GA, 30030 Map Icon
Details...
Join Decatur Glassblowing to create your own heart-shaped glass paperweight. The class will start by going over safety, tools, and equipment. The instructor will then demonstrate how to make a glass paperweight. Following the demonstration, each student will go through the steps one-on-one with the instructor to create their own piece. There will be a variety of colors available to choose from when making your paperweight.

This is an intro to glass experience - so no prior knowledge of glassblowing is needed. The items in this class are solid, sculpted glass, approximately 2.5-4" tall. You can choose between heart-shaped, flat, or traditional round paperweight. All items will need to be cooled over a 24 hour period, so students will have to come back to pick up the finished piece on another day. We will hold your piece for up to 60 days.

Please email, call, or check hours on the web to find out when you can come pick up your piece. Minimum age required is 10 years old. Any students under 18 must have a parent or guardian to consent and supervise.

Six Time Slots available:
10:00am-12:00pm, or 12:00pm-2:00pm, or 2:00pm-4:00pm, or 4:00pm-6:00pm, or 6:00pm-8:00pm, or 8:00pm-10:00pm

Cost:
$45; 10% discount for Homestead Atlanta Members (with Member Promo code)

[To register: http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/upcoming-workshops-all/glassblowing-heart-paperweights-6-time-slots-available ]

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