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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

  • 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
    Details...
    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
    Details...
    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
    Details...
    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

    Teas as Medicine: The Art of Preparing Healing Herbal Teas

    When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Where: 415 E. Lake Dr., Decatur, GA 30030 Map Icon
    Details...
    Teas as Medicine: The Art of Preparing Healing Herbal Teas
    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
    During this hands-on class, we will harvest herbs fresh from the garden, and you will get to know the health benefits of some of the most common culinary herbs: peppermint, sage, thyme, and lemon balm. We will make an herbal infusion (tea) with these herbs and discuss each of their health benefits, while sipping our way to health. Recommended: Bring your own mug.
  • 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
    Details...
    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
    Details...
    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

    Meet the Sheep at Hawk Hollow

    When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Where: 2304 1st Avenue Atlanta, GA 30317 Map Icon
    Details...
    Meet the Sheep at Hawk Hollow
    Saturday, September 27, 10:00am-12:00pm
    Hawk Hollow, 2304 First Ave., Atlanta, Ga. 30317
    Free to the public
    Jennif Chandler of Shady Brook Farm will share information about how sheep act as nature’s mower as sheep on site at Hawk Hollow remove unwanted vegetation. Jennif will be onsite to share information about how prescriptive grazing can be used to control invasive plant populations and enhance desirable plant life in yards of almost any size. Jennif has assisted property owners with prescriptive grazing for the past five years. Photo ops with sheep will be available! This is an educational and fun family-friendly event.
  • 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
    Details...
    *Registration link coming soon. Registrations will be through Homestead Atlanta.*
    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.
  • Sun, Oct 26
    Oct

    26

    Sun

    Beekeeping 101

    When: 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
    Where: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030, United States Map Icon
    Details...
    *Registration link coming soon. Registrations will be through Homestead Atlanta.*
    Beekeeping 101
    Sunday October 26, 2-4:15pm
    $30 Wylde Center Member, $40 non-member
    Join Véronique Perrot, beekeeper of the Oakhurst Garden hives, for an introduction to bees and beekeeping. We will cover the workings of a bee colony, the role of honey bees and native bees, and the basics of beekeeping equipment and paraphernalia. If weather allows, we will look inside one of the Garden's hives, so come with light-colored long sleeved shirt and long pants. Handouts will be provided. Prerequisite -Intro to Bees and Pollinators is required. 5 person Minimum and Advanced registration is also required.
  • Wed, Nov 5
    Nov

    5

    Wed

    Decatur Farm to School Fall Dine Out

    When: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Where: Decatur, GA, USA Map Icon
    Details...
    Save the date! Wednesday, November 5th from 5-9pm, Decatur Farm to School is celebrating their Spring Dine Out!

    Our fabulous list of partners includes Brick Store Pub, Cakes & Ale, The Iberian Pig, Farm Burger, Lawrence's Cafe, Leon's Full Service, Matador Cantina, Raging Burrito, Sapori di Napoli, Steinbeck's, Universal Joint, and Wahoo! Grill

    Enjoy a great meal at one of these restaurants and a portion of your purchase will go towards Decatur Farm to School. This event has now become a wonderful tradition that supports the City Schools of Decatur's efforts to teach our children the importance of their health and well-being.

    Don't forget the awesome prizes that are always raffled off, so be sure to purchase your raffle tickets when you go out to enjoy your evening with families and friends.

    Thank you for your supp
  • Sat, Nov 15
    Nov

    15

    Sat

    Chickens are Easy! Intro to Keeping Chickens

    When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Where: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030 Map Icon
    Details...
    *Registration link coming soon. Registrations will be through Homestead Atlanta.*
    Chickens are Easy! Intro to Keeping Chickens
    Saturday, November 15, 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
  • Sun, Nov 16
    Nov

    16

    Sun

    Intro to Bees and Pollinators : A Prerequisite to Beekeeping 101

    When: 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
    Where: 435 Oakview Road Decatur GA 30030 Map Icon
    Details...
    *Registration link coming soon. Registrations will be through Homestead Atlanta.*
    Intro to Bees and Pollinators : A Prerequisite to Beekeeping 101
    Saturday, November 16, 2-4:15pm
    $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 Jan. 17. . 5 person Minimum and Advanced registration is required.
  • Sat, Jan 17
    Jan

    17

    Sat

    Beekeeping 101

    When: 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm
    Where: 435 Oakview Rd, Decatur, GA 30030, USA Map Icon
    Details...
    *Registration link coming soon. Registrations will be through Homestead Atlanta.*
    $35 Wylde Center Members, $45 non-members
    Join Véronique Perrot, beekeeper of the Oakhurst Garden hives, for an introduction to bees and beekeeping. We will cover the workings of a bee colony, the role of honey bees and native bees, and the basics of beekeeping equipment and paraphernalia. If weather allows, we will look inside one of the Garden's hives, so come with light-colored long sleeved shirt and long pants. Handouts will be provided. Prerequisite: Intro to Bees and Pollinators is required. 5 person Minimum and Advanced registration is also required

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