Recent News

Posted: May 3, 2014
Show your Wylde spirit! T-shirts now available for purchase.
Show your Wylde spirit!  T-shirts now available for purchase.

T-shirts and Cotton Tote Bags Now Available Online.

T-Shirts come in both unisex and women’s sizes. More colors are available.

Wylde Center T-Shirts $15 each * Wylde Center Cotton Tote Bags $5 each * Earth Day T-Shirts $5 each

Posted: May 3, 2014
Wylde at heart? Support the Wylde Center today!
Wylde at heart?  Support the Wylde Center today!

Support the Wylde Center’s four gardens and its education programs in the schools by joining as a Wylde member today. Benefits include the Wylde magazine and discounts on classes, to name a few.

Goal is $10,000! We still have $6,500 to raise.

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: December 20, 2013
Gift Certificates
Gift Certificates

You may purchase a gift certificate for a class, plants, events, membership, or a birthday party. Choose from $15, $25, or $50 increments. This a great way to honor someone who already enjoys what the Wylde Center has to offer or introduce someone to the Wylde Center for the first time.

Posted: October 28, 2013
Wylde Center Wish List
Wylde Center Wish List

Looking for the perfect gift for a friend for family member? Want to support the Wylde Center, but not necessarily join as a member? Choosing an item from our Wish List is the perfect solution.

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

  • Tue, Aug 5
    Aug

    5

    Tue

    Simply Delicious : All about Tomatoes

    When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Where: Decatur Recreation Center - 231 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA. Map Icon
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    Simply Delicious : All about Tomatoes
    Tuesday, August 5, 7-9pm
    $30 Wylde Center Member, $35 Non Member
    Location: Decatur Recreation Center - 231 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA.
    Better Boy, Brandywine, Black Cherry, Green Zebra, Speckled Roman, Wapsipinicon Peach, Sungold, Moskovich, and Cherokee Purple. Curious? Sliced and diced, sauces and salsas. Join Jennifer Weissman and Jerilynn Bedingfeild and we’ll taste, cook and experience all things tomato. 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
  • Sun, Aug 10
    Aug

    10

    Sun

    Medicine Making Workshop at Sugar Creek Garden: Focus TBD

    When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Where: 415 E. Lake Dr., Decatur, GA 30030 Map Icon
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    Medicine Making Workshop at Sugar Creek Garden: Focus TBD
    Sunday, August 10, 2014, 4:00-6:00pm
    $5 Wylde Center Members, $15 Non Members
    Location: Sugar Creek Garden - 415 E. Lake Dr., Decatur, GA 30030
  • Sat, Aug 16
    Aug

    16

    Sat

    Basics of Seed Sowing

    When: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Where: 435 Oakview Road Decatur GA 30030 Map Icon
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    Basics of Seed Sowing
    Saturday, August 16, 9:30am-12:30pm
    $25 Wylde Center Member, $35 Non Member
    Join Wylde Center’s Executive Director Stephanie Van Parys and learn to take advantage of more variety when you start your own vegetables from seed. This class is for both those who have never started their vegetables from seed as well as those who have experienced challenges. In addition, Stephanie will show you how to turn “garbage” into mini greenhouses! A wide and fun variety of seeds will be on hand for you to sow into your new “greenhouse” as well as tips on how to keep them all alive. Please bring three clear or opaque plastic containers .For example, a quart-size yogurt container, half gal. or gal. translucent milk jugs or similar works fine. This is an in-depth class and it is a part of the Wylde Center Certification program. Limited spaces open to the general public.
  • Sun, Aug 17
    Aug

    17

    Sun

    Summer 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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    Summer Workshop, Earth Poetry with Stephen Wing
    Sunday, August 17, 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.
  • Sat, Aug 23
    Aug

    23

    Sat

    Save Your Seeds and Share!

    When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Where: Main Office: 435 Oakview Road Decatur GA 30030 Map Icon
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    Save Your Seeds and Share!
    Saturday, August 23, 10-12pm
    Join us for a free event in the garden and let’s share tomatoes, celebrates their flavors, stories, and learn how to save seeds! We will gather at the Oakhurst Garden at 10am. At 10:30am the presentations and seed saving demos will commence. After we learn from our experts, we will taste and share our summer fruits. For more info visit Wyldecenter.org or contact dara@wyldecenter.org
  • Tue, Aug 26
    Aug

    26

    Tue

    Pest and Disease Management

    When: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Where: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030, United States Map Icon
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    Pest and Disease Management
    Tuesday, August 26, 6:30-8:30pm
    $15 Wylde Center Members, $25 Non Members
    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. If time allows, 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, Sep 6
    Sep

    6

    Sat

    Garden Bed Building at Sugar Creek Garden

    When: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Where: 415 E. Lake Dr., Decatur, GA 30030. Map Icon
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    Garden Bed Building
    Saturday, September 6, 9:30am- 12:30pm
    $20 Wylde Center Member , $30 Non Member
    Location: Sugar Creek Garden - 415 E. Lake Dr., Decatur, GA 30030.
    In this hands-on course, Dara of the Wylde Center and Manager of Sugar Creek Garden will cover the basics of bed building. Students will learn spading and amending already-established beds, double digging, and sheet mulching. During this course, students will also discuss and observe how annual bed preparation differs from perennial bed preparation. This in-depth course is open to the general public and required by the Wylde Center Certification Program. Max 12.
  • Sat, Sep 13
    Sep

    13

    Sat

    How to Grow a Veggie Garden – Wylde Center Plants INCLUDED!

    When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Where: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030, United States Map Icon
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    How to Grow a Veggie Garden – Wylde Center Plants INCLUDED!
    Saturday, September 13, 10am-12pm
    $50 Wylde Center Member, $60 Non Member
    Join Stephanie Van Parys, horticulturist and Executive Director of the Wylde Center, and learn the nitty-gritties and t fundamentals of how to grow vegetables. The class will begin with an overview of the techniques you may use to build your garden –from traditional to contemporary methods. Stephanie will guide you through our plant sale selection to ensure you have ideal plants for your garden. This class includes a flat of plants to take home and you will have the knowledge of how to get them in the ground and growing. The last 30 min is Q/a. 5 person minimum. Advanced registration required
  • Sun, Sep 14
    Sep

    14

    Sun

    Hands-on Tool Time for Home & Garden Projects

    When: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Where: 435 Oakview Rd, Decatur, GA 30030, USA Map Icon
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    Sunday, September 14, 9:30am-12pm
    Price: (early-bird $20 for members, $30 for non-members) $30 for members; $40 non-members
    Description: Do you nail it or do you screw it? Join Steve Marks, lifelong wood woodworker and handy guy, for a crash course in use of the most popular hand and power tools. He has built many of our unique wood projects at the Wylde Center. As part of the workshop, you will learn how to join wood to build a raised-bed planter. We will cover 12 basic tools that everyone should have in their tool kit so you can build and complete everyday home and some advanced wood working and repair projects. Everyone will have the opportunity to use a circular saw, jig saw and a power drill. Please bring your own safety glasses. Advance registration required. Rain or shine.
  • Sun, Sep 14
    Sep

    14

    Sun

    Medicine Making Workshop at Sugar Creek Garden: Focus TBD

    When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Where: 415 E. Lake Dr., Decatur, GA 30030 Map Icon
    Details...
    Medicine Making Workshop at Sugar Creek Garden: Focus TBD
    Sunday, September 14, 2014, 4:00-6:00pm
    $5 Wylde Center Members, $15 Non Members
    Location: Sugar Creek Garden - 415 E. Lake Dr., Decatur, GA 30030
  • Sat, Sep 20
    Sep

    20

    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, September 20, 10am-12pm
    $20 Wylde Center Members, $30 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
  • Tue, Sep 23
    Sep

    23

    Tue

    Edible Gardening Featuring the Oakhurst Garden

    When: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Where: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030, United States Map Icon
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    Edible Gardening Featuring the Oakhurst Garden
    Tuesday, September 23, 6:30pm-8pm
    $5 Wylde Center Members, $15 Non Members
    Join Head Gardener JC Hines and get an inside look at our urban mini-farm at the Oakhurst Garden. Topics will include preparing a bed for late summer and fall crops, cover crops, installing transplants, harvesting, some pest control, and watering techniques. Please be sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and gloves. 5 person minimum. Advance registration is required.
  • Sat, Sep 27
    Sep

    27

    Sat

    Send in the Sheep: Prescribed Grazing for Vegetation Management

    When: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    Where: 2304 1st Avenue Atlanta, GA 30317 Map Icon
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    Send in the Sheep: Prescribed Grazing for Vegetation Management
    Saturday, September 27, 10:30am-12:30pm
    $20 Wylde Center Member, $30 Non-member
    Location: Hawk Hollow of the Wylde Center at 2304 1st Avenue Atlanta, GA 30317
    Join Jennif Chandler of http://www.shadybrooksheep.wordpress.com at the Wylde Center’s Hawk Hollow green space and learn how sheep act as nature’s mower. Live sheep will be on site removing unwanted vegetation. Prescriptive grazing can be used to control invasive plant populations and enhance desirable plant life. Jennif has been providing prescribed grazing services for over 5 years. 5 person minimum. Advance registration required.
  • Sat, Oct 4
    Oct

    4

    Sat

    Intro to Bees and Pollinators : A Prerequisite to Beekeeping 101

    When: 10:00 am – 12:15 pm
    Where: 435 Oakview Road Decatur GA 30030 Map Icon
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    Intro to Bees and Pollinators : A Prerequisite to Beekeeping 101
    Saturday, October 4, 10am -12:15pm
    $20 Wylde Center Member, $30 non-member
    Join Véronique Perrot, beekeeper of the Oakhurst Garden hives, and learn about how pollinators survive and thrive. This class is suited for the curious gardener and people who think they want to become a Beekeeper. Please follow with Beekeeping 101 on Oct. 26. 5 person Minimum and Advanced registration is required.

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