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Posted: March 18, 2014
Decatur Earth Day Festival is April 19!
Decatur Earth Day Festival is April 19!

The City of Decatur, in partnership with the Wylde Center, will be holding its annual Decatur Earth Day Festival (DEDF) on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1-4 p.m. at the Oakhurst Garden at the corner of Oakview and South McDonough, Decatur. Check out our Tshirt Contest, vending opportunities, and more!

Posted: March 17, 2014
DF2S Summer Internship Grant – Apply by March 31!
DF2S Summer Internship Grant - Apply by March 31!

It’s that time again – time for Decatur High students to apply to the DF2S Summer Internship Grant! Get hands-on farm to table experience with local farmers, restaurants, and markets – and you get a grant to fund your time!

Posted: March 12, 2014
One Wylde Summer 2014
One Wylde Summer 2014

The Wylde Center’s first ever One Wylde Summer program gets kids outside to dig into the garden and go wild in our woodlands through hands-on learning that makes science fun. Sign up today!

Posted: February 25, 2014
Check out Rentals and Birthdays at the Oakhurst Garden
Check out Rentals and Birthdays at the Oakhurst Garden

Join us at the Oakhurst Garden for your special occasion! We have several options including themed packages with magical and talented hosts. Great way to have an eco-friendly party and enjoy our beautiful natural space.

Posted: February 2, 2014
Buy a Brick Campaign
Buy a Brick Campaign

You are invited to honor a friend (or two), a family member, or a community leader by purchasing a brick that will be included in the new pathway at the Edgewood Community Learning Garden. Click the bricks to learn more!

Posted: December 14, 2012
Wylde Center? What does the new name mean?
Wylde Center? What does the new name mean?

Wondering what has changed, what has stayed the same since the Oakhurst Community Garden Project name changed to the Wylde Center?  Watch this Tin Rooster Media produced video for your answer.

 

Upcoming Classes & Events

  • Thu, Apr 17
    Apr

    17

    Thu

    Celebrate Earth Day with Seed Bombs! - Drop in class!!

    When: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
    Where: 435 Oakview Road Decatur GA 30030 Map Icon
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    Celebrate Earth Day with Seed Bombs! - Drop in class!!
    Thursday, April 17, 4:30-5:30pm
    $10 Wylde Center Family Members, $12 Non Family Members
    Join Pandra of Beech Hollow Wildflower Farm and Sloane from Freedonia Gardens at the Oakhurst Garden to celebrate Spring! Do you have an area in your yard that needs a little bit of wild attention? Are you into laissez faire gardening? Come join us and make wildflower seed bombs! We have extra wildflower seeds, and clay, and would love to share them with this fun activity. All materials will be provided. Price covers up to 2 siblings per family. Ages 6 and under need parental supervision. This is a drop in class. Online registration is also available.
  • Sat, Apr 19
    Apr

    19

    Sat

    Earth Day

    When: 12:00 am – 12:00 am
    Where: Map Icon
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    12-4
  • Sat, Apr 26
    Apr

    26

    Sat

    Decatur Garden Tour

    When: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Where: 435 Oakview Rd, Decatur, GA, United States Map Icon
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    Decatur Garden Tour
    Saturday, April 26, 12:00-5:00pm & Sunday, April 27, 12:00-5:00pm
    Tickets at the gate: $25 / Children 12 and under admitted free
    This year’s 26th anniversary tour is packed with something for everyone. It includes seven private gardens and features the Woodlands Garden, a seven-acre sanctuary and public treasure.
  • Sat, Apr 26
    Apr

    26

    Sat

    Seasonal Vegetable Planting and Maintenance

    When: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Where: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030 Map Icon
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    Seasonal Vegetable Planting and Maintenance
    Saturday, April 26, 10:30-12:30pm
    Wylde Center Member $15, Non Member $20
    Join Wylde Center Instructor Anne-Marie Anderson, the Celtic Gardener, for a comprehensive look at growing edibles. This essential class will cover planting techniques and varieties for common annual and perennial vegetable groups, edible flowers and easy fruits. Pruning, supports, succession planting and mulches will also be discussed. This short yet in-depth class is specific to Atlanta’s climate zone, conditions and soils, and is a part of the Wylde Center Certification program. Open the general public.
  • Sun, Apr 27
    Apr

    27

    Sun

    Decatur Garden Tour

    When: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Where: 435 Oakview Rd, Decatur, GA, United States Map Icon
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    Decatur Garden Tour
    Saturday, April 26, 10:00-5:00pm & Sunday, April 27, 12:00-5:00pm
    Tickets at the gate: $25 / Children 12 and under admitted free
    This year’s 26th anniversary tour is packed with something for everyone. It includes seven private gardens and features the Woodlands Garden, a seven-acre sanctuary and public treasure.
  • Sun, Apr 27
    Apr

    27

    Sun

    Create Your Own Vertical Garden!

    When: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Where: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030 Map Icon
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    Create Your Own Vertical Garden!
    Sunday, April 27, 2-4pm
    $50 Wylde Center Members, $55 Non Members
    From Martha Stewart to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, everybody is making Vertical Gardens and now you can too! Join Kurt Straudt of southeastsucculents.com and see how a simple frame is transformed into a beautiful vertical living garden that is a joy to view and share. You will decorate your own 12'' X 12'' wooden frame and fill it with colorful succulents for a one-of-kind piece of living art that will grow and change for years to come. A variety of succulents will be provided. This is a material intensive class AND you must register 1 week in advance so we can get frames built. 5 person minimum. Advanced registration required
  • Tue, Apr 29
    Apr

    29

    Tue

    Simply Delicious: Foraging and Medicine Making

    When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Where: Decatur Recreation Center - 231 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA. Map Icon
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    Simply Delicious: Foraging and Medicine Making
    Tuesday, April 29, 7-9pm
    $30 Wylde Center Members, $35 Non Members
    Location: Decatur Recreation Center - 231 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA.
    Weeds are weeds only in the eye of the beholder. Learn how to find weeds (herbs) that are good medicine and process some into medicine. Know what to pick, where to pick, what part to pick, and when to pick. We will make a tea, tincture, powder, and perhaps some oils. The medicines we make depends on what we find in our foraging. The medicine making classes always have waiting lists, so sign up early. Bring 3 small jars in which to carry home the medicine. This class is taught by Charli Vogt, RN, MN, MPH, one of our regulars, who has been teaching at the Wylde Center for years. Her participatory classes are always fun, and you will go home knowing how to make your own medicine
    BeyondTheMeasuringCup.com. 5 person Minimum and Advanced registration is required at Wyldecenter.org
  • Thu, May 1
    May

    1

    Thu

    Faerie House Playtime

    When: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
    Where: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030 Map Icon
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    Faerie House Playtime
    Thursday, May 1, 4:30-5:30pm
    $7 Wylde Center Members, $12 Non Member Families
    It’s time to decorate and rebuild the faerie homes of the garden with Miss Lady Bug! We will weave vines, collect sticks, and construct spaces for the little ones to dance. Each child will have the option to decorate a fae stone with glitter to take home. Parents may drop off kids ages 6+. Younger children need supervision. We will serve organic apples with Oakhurst Garden honey for snack. . You may pre-register of just show up!! Limited space available so signing up is a good idea
  • Sat, May 3
    May

    3

    Sat

    Chickens are Easy! Intro to Keeping Chickens

    When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Where: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030 Map Icon
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    Chickens are Easy! Intro to Keeping Chickens
    Saturday, May 3, 10am-12pm
    $15 Wylde Center Members, $20 non members
    Join The Celtic Gardener, Anne-Marie Anderson, for our popular chicken crash course. This class will cover the basics of coop design, relevant ordinances, breed selection, care and feeding and outside resources. Anne-Marie is a local keeper of an “urban flock," Chair of the October 5 & 6 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! 5 person minimum and advanced registration required
  • Sat, May 3
    May

    3

    Sat

    Wild and Woolly Oasis: Food Gardening as an Ecological Experiment

    When: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Where: Location: Off Site (location will be emailed to you 2 days before) Map Icon
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    Wild and Woolly Oasis: Food Gardening as an Ecological Experiment
    Saturday, May 3, 2-4pm
    $25 Wylde Center Member, $30 non member
    Location: Off Site (location will be emailed to you 2 days before)
    Join Véronique Perrot in her Lake Claire garden to learn about integrating chickens, bees, water catchment, composting and more to produce abundant food while re-cycling nutrients and reducing work. We will cover various elements of a garden as an ecological system, look at their interactions, and see how these elements play out in Véronique's garden. We will specially look at the Black Soldier Fly and her larvae, and how this indigenous insect can be put to work in the garden. Handouts will be provided. 5 person Minimum and Advanced registration is required
  • Sun, May 4
    May

    4

    Sun

    Spring into Earth Poetry with Stephen Wing

    When: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Where: 435 Oakview Road Decatur GA 30030 Map Icon
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    Spring into Earth Poetry with Stephen Wing
    Sunday, May 4, 10:30am - 12:30pm
    $5 suggested donation
    For centuries, poets have celebrated the Earth, its seasons, its creatures, its beauty and its bounty. Poets have also grieved the destruction of nature and the growing spiritual separation between human beings and our home planet. Poet Stephen Wing will introduce some of the voices of this poetic tradition and offer a chance to write a poem of your own amid the inspirations of Oakhurst's own Eden. Participants will share and write/share their inspirations from the garden and season. Please register online for this class. Check out his website at stephenwing.com. Participants may bring treats to share.
  • Tue, May 6
    May

    6

    Tue

    Simply Delicious : Late Spring Harvest – Asian Style

    When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Where: Decatur Recreation Center - 231 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA. Map Icon
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    Simply Delicious : Late Spring Harvest – Asian Style
    Tuesday, May 6, 7-9pm
    $30 Wylde Center Member, $35 Non Member
    Location: Decatur Recreation Center - 231 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA.
    Spring greens take on new flavors as we make lettuce wraps, raw spring rolls, and tasty dipping sauces. Join Join Jennifer Weissman and Jerilynn Bedingfeild as we get deliciously creative with our local spring bounty. Jennifer is a health educator, school food advocate, home cook and baker. Jerilynn is a gardener, cook and herbal enthusiast. 5 person Minimum and Advanced registration is required
  • Sat, May 17
    May

    17

    Sat

    Pest and Disease Management

    When: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Where: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030 Map Icon
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    Pest and Disease Management
    Saturday, May 17, 10:30-12pm
    $15 Wylde Center Member, $20 Non Member
    Join JC Hines, Wylde Center Urban Greenspace Manager, and learn how to identify common home garden pest and disease with a focus on vegetables, and traditional and nontraditional ways to treat them. In this essential class, JC will cover how to design an at home pest and disease management plan as well as in the field identification in our very own mini-farm. This is a short yet in-depth class and it is a part of the Wylde Center Certification program. Approx. 5 spaces open to the general public.
  • Sat, May 17
    May

    17

    Sat

    Principles of Permaculture; Work Where is Counts

    When: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Where: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030, United States Map Icon
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    Saturday, May 17, 1-3pm
    Location: Oakhurst Garden 435 Oakview Rd. Decatur, GA 30030
    $20 Wylde Center Member, $25 Non Member
    Join Garden Designer Brandy Hall and explore the ethics, attitudes, and principles of a growing movement called Permaculture in this intensive 2 hr class. Permaculture is an approach to designing our settlements and agricultural systems that is modeled on the relationships found in nature. Brandy Hall passionately engages communities through education, design, and installation of food forests and perennial farms and gardens through her small ecological design firm, Shades of Green at shadesofgreeninc.org. 5 person minimum. Advanced registration required.

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