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Posted: September 26, 2018
Decatur Farm to School Dine Out – October 17
Decatur Farm to School Dine Out - October 17

Save the date! Decatur Farm to School Dine Out October 17 at 23 participating restaurants.
Click on the title to see the full list of restaurants.

All proceeds support Decatur Farm to School internships, grants, scholarships, and so much more!

Posted: August 28, 2018
Sponsor a Wylde Center event this fall
Sponsor a Wylde Center event this fall

Interested in aligning your business with one our events? Sponsoring is a great way to do so. Even better, sponsor levels start at $250.
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Sponsor….
S’mores for all – 3 dates in October and November
Wylde Wreaths – 10 dates in December
Decatur Farm to School fall newsletter and Fall Dine-Out
Seed and Scion Exchange in January
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Find out more information about each event, levels, and benefits by visiting http://wyldecenter.org/business/

Posted: May 16, 2018
GoFundMe for Oakhurst Garden’s Children’s Play Area
GoFundMe for Oakhurst Garden's Children's Play Area

Wylde Center is raising money to restore it’s children’s play area at Oakhurst Garden. Last April, two trees fell essentially smashing the area, which was very sad for our staff and for the many children that come to play and imagine in this space.
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Here is the link to donate so that we may rebuild: https://www.gofundme.com/cobhouse
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Gifts $75 and more will receive a gift with the new Oakhurst Garden poster image by Nicolette Morgan.

Posted: February 8, 2018
Spend the night in a Hobbit House
Spend the night in a Hobbit House

April 6-October 27, 2018 dates are now available. Reserve your night to spend the night in our Hobbit Houses at Hawk Hollow. The Hawk Hollow Hobbit Houses are two unique, unfurnished tiny homes available for campers. The Hobbit Houses are located in a woodland forest on a small private park that was once an overgrown…

Posted: December 15, 2017
Decatur Farm to School Caps and Bags now available
Decatur Farm to School Caps and Bags now available

Just in time for the holidays, we have Decatur Farm to School totes and caps. Shipping available.

Posted: December 6, 2017
2018 Sponsorships now available for all Wylde Events and Gardens
2018 Sponsorships now available for all Wylde Events and Gardens

Throughout the year, Wylde Center hosts events that have become a tradition for our many participants who in turn, spread the word and bring their friends. Wylde Center’s reach is far, and our ability to bring large groups of participants has been successful. In turn, sponsoring Wylde Center places your business in front of more than 6,000 visitors and more than 3,000 online views. As a result, your business enjoys increased exposure and your sponsorship supports our beloved local non-profit, Wylde Center.

Sponsor two or more Wylde Center events/gardens at the same level and receive 10% off your sponsorship.

 

Upcoming Classes & Events

Oct

17

Wed

Decatur Farm to School Dine Out

When: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Decatur, GA 30030, USA Map Icon
Details...
Save the date for the Decatur Farm to School Dine Out

10/17 @ 23 restaurants sponsored by our presenting sponsor Club Z In-home Tutoring

Dine Outs are a fun and delicious way to support Wylde Center's Decatur Farm to School program. Plan to dine (or take out) at your favorite restaurant and help raise money to support instruction, school grants, scholarships, internships, and more! Each participating restaurant donates a percentage of its proceeds to support the Decatur Farm to School.

Participating Restaurants
Arepa Mia
Big Tex
Brick Store Pub
Butter and Cream
Calle Latina
Chai Pani Decatur
Farm Burger Decatur
Kimball House
Leons FullService
Mojo Pizza N Pub
My Parents’ Basement
Oakhurst Market
Raging Burrito & Taco
Sapori di Napoli
Scout
Son of a Bear
Steinbeck’s
Taiyo Ramen
The Imperial
The Marlay House
Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards
Universal Joint
Wahoo! Grill
 
Oct

21

Sun

S'mores for All - Hawk Hollow

When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Hawk Hollow, 1st Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30317, USA Map Icon
Details...
We provide the fixings, you bring the fun! Wylde Center's annual tradition returns to Hawk Hollow for a late afternoon of roasting marshmallows, catching up with friends, and general fun in our Kirkwood, Atlanta garden.

FREE for members
$10 suggested donation at the door for non-member families

Thank you to Tutor Doctor Decatur for sponsoring this event.

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Wylde Center is a leader in environmental education and green space development. We are a membership-based non-profit organization that manages five gardens in Decatur and the City of Atlanta. Through onsite garden visits and school-based educational programs, we interact with more than 16,000 students each year. In addition, our gardens are used to host events and outreach efforts designed to build greener and more connected communities.

Hawk Hollow, one of Wylde Center's five gardens in located in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta. Hawk Hollow is a natural setting with a woodland Tolkien feel. It is a place to explore habitats and ecosystems complete with woodland paths, a butterfly garden, a creek, and 2 Hobbit houses!

[Register online at https://app.etapestry.com/cart/OakhurstCommunityGardenProj/cart2/category.php?ref=1389.0.291915791 ]
 
Oct

27

Sat

Art & Nature Series: Make Your Very Own Flashlight or LED Creature

When: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: 1503 Hardee St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA Map Icon
Details...
Make Your Very Own Flashlight or LED Creature
Saturday, October 27, 2018
10-11 a.m.
Edgewood Community Learning Garden, 1503 Hardee Street, Atlanta, GA 30307

FEE: $7 Wylde Member, $12 General Public

Join YAY Studio to make your very own LED flashlight that will either complement your costume or light your way on Halloween, or both! Students will learn how to creatively make a flashlight by combining materials that are easily found and assembled with a LED light and button battery. All materials are provided and you can take your creation home.

YAY Studio consists of Robert Hill and Nicolette Morgan, a duo that offers STEM and STEAM programing in a neighborhood setting.

For students 5 and up
Limited to 20 students

Dropoff policy: We encourage parents with children in grades K-1 stay to help their child with the assembly. All parents are also welcome to stay and make, or run that short errand.

[Register online at https://app.etapestry.com/cart/OakhurstCommunityGardenProj/cart2/category.php?ref=1389.0.234210383 ]
 
Oct

30

Tue

Lunch & Learn: Healing Properties of Food

When: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: 1503 Hardee St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA Map Icon
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How exactly does food affect your health?
Come find out as we introduce you to Nutrition Response Testing!

Wylde Center is partnering with Lotus of Life Chiropractic to offer this informative lunch and learn about the power of food, especially the food you grow or buy fresh from a farmer.

Nutrition Response Testing is a non-invasive method for determining exactly what's at the root of chronic symptoms. It uses advanced
technology to remove the guesswork from healing and precisely pinpoint what nutrients will enable your body to recover.

FREE to attend for Wylde Members and for the General Public
 
Nov

3

Sat

S'mores for All - Edgewood

When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Edgewood Community Learning Garden, 1503 Hardee St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA Map Icon
Details...
We provide the fixings, you bring the fun! Wylde Center's annual tradition returns to Edgewood Garden for a late afternoon of roasting marshmallows, catching up with friends, and general fun in our Edgewood, Atlanta garden.

FREE for members
$10 suggested donation at the door for non-member families

Thank you to Tutor Doctor Decatur for sponsoring this event.

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Wylde Center is a leader in environmental education and green space development. We are a membership-based non-profit organization that manages five gardens in Decatur and the City of Atlanta. Through onsite garden visits and school-based educational programs, we interact with more than 16,000 students each year. In addition, our gardens are used to host events and outreach efforts designed to build greener and more connected communities.

Edgewood Community Learning Garden is an exciting new adventure every day. On the site of an old apartment building, the garden was rebuilt in 2014/2015 to better meet the needs of the school aged-kids in the community. It has fruit, veggies, compost bins, pollinator plants, a rain garden, a pond, and a treehouse. It is a great mix of all things garden!

[Register online at https://app.etapestry.com/cart/OakhurstCommunityGardenProj/cart2/category.php?ref=1389.0.291915791 ]
 
Nov

4

Sun

S'mores for All - Mulberry Fields

When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Mulberry Fields, 1301 Iverson St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA Map Icon
Details...
We provide the fixings, you bring the fun! Wylde Center's annual tradition returns to Mulberry Fields for a late afternoon of roasting marshmallows, catching up with friends, and general fun in our Candler Park, Atlanta garden.

FREE for members
$10 suggested donation at the door for non-member families

Thank you to Tutor Doctor Decatur for sponsoring this event.

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Wylde Center is a leader in environmental education and green space development. We are a membership-based non-profit organization that manages five gardens in Decatur and the City of Atlanta. Through onsite garden visits and school-based educational programs, we interact with more than 16,000 students each year. In addition, our gardens are used to host events and outreach efforts designed to build greener and more connected communities.

Mulberry Fields is a unique oasis in the in-town neighborhood of Candler Park in Atlanta. We are located down an old city alley next to 1301 Iverson St. Come through the gate and follow the path. The acre of open meadow, mulberry grove and towering old pecan trees offer an accessible green space for recreation, environmental education, community building and organic growing. The garden also shelters neighborhood hawks, owls, bluebirds and a variety of woodpecker species. In the later part of the 1800’s Mulberry Fields was part of a dairy farm, and the oldest farm house was built on the west end of the property – it still stands today.

[Register online at https://app.etapestry.com/cart/OakhurstCommunityGardenProj/cart2/category.php?ref=1389.0.291915791 ]
 
Nov

10

Sat

Art and Nature Series: Use Nature to Dye Yarn

When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Wylde Center, 435 Oakview Rd, Decatur, GA 30030, USA Map Icon
Details...
Use Nature to Dye Yarn
Saturday, November 10, 2018
10-noon
Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
FEE: $25 Wylde Member, $36 General Public

Join Ms. Christy from Kids Go Wild to learn how to color yarn using plant based natural dyes. Students will also identify plants that may be used for dying yarn as well as the science behind the art. Students will leave with their own dyed yarn. Open to students ages 10 to adult

(Please note that students participating in Sunday’s weaving class will use their yarn for their project.)

Additional class fee paid to instructor day of the Saturday workshop: $10.00.

Instructor will supply: yarn, dye, gloves, masks. Students should wear clothing and shoes (no sandals or flip-flops) that can get dye on them.

[Register online at https://app.etapestry.com/cart/OakhurstCommunityGardenProj/cart2/category.php?ref=1389.0.234210383 ]
 
Nov

10

Sat

Art & Nature: Papermaking Using Fall Leaves

When: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Where: 1503 Hardee St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA Map Icon
Details...
Papermaking Using Fall Leaves
Saturday, November 10 , 2018
10-11:30 a.m.
Edgewood Community Learning Garden, 1503 Hardee Street, Atlanta, GA 30307

FEE: $7 Wylde Member, $12 General Public

YAY Studio will engage students in the beautiful art of making paper using nature’s beautiful autumn leaves. Students will start with paper pulp and use papermaking equipment to make several sheets to take home. They will also use paper pulp to decoupage around autumn leaves to create a work of paper art!

YAY Studio consists of Robert Hill and Nicolette Morgan, a duo that offers STEM and STEAM programing in a neighborhood setting.

For students 5 and up
Limited to 20 students

Dropoff policy: We encourage parents with children in grades K-1 stay to help their child with the assembly. All parents are also welcome to stay and make, or run that short errand.

[Register online at https://app.etapestry.com/cart/OakhurstCommunityGardenProj/cart2/category.php?ref=1389.0.234210383 ]
 
Nov

11

Sun

Art & Nature Series: Weave a Garden Scene

When: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Wylde Center, 435 Oakview Rd, Decatur, GA 30030, USA Map Icon
Details...
Weave a Garden Scene
Sunday, November 11, 2018
1-4 p.m.
Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030
FEE: $36 Wylde Member, $54 General Public

Open to students ages 10 to adult

Students will use table top looms to create a garden scene using naturally dyed yarn. Students who participated in the 11/10 natural dye class will use their yarn for their weaving artwork. Additional yarn will be available for use by all of the students. The students will choose a scene in the garden, create a graph, and then weave the scene to create their very own wall hanging, holiday table runner(small) or holiday centerpiece.

Additional supply fee: $5.00 for Sunday workshop only. No supply fee for Saturday workshop students.

[Register online at https://app.etapestry.com/cart/OakhurstCommunityGardenProj/cart2/category.php?ref=1389.0.234210383 ]
 
Dec

1

Sat

Art & Nature Series: Light up the winter holidays

When: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: 1503 Hardee St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA Map Icon
Details...
Light Up the Winter Holidays!
Saturday, December 1, 2018
10-11 a.m.
Edgewood Community Learning Garden, 1503 Hardee Street, Atlanta, GA 30307

FEE: $7 Wylde Member, $12 General Public

Students will join YAY Studio to make winter decorations that will light up the home including a hollowed out eggs lit up by LED lights. A table full of crafting materials will also be on hand to add accents to the the egg lights as well as create other decorations to light up your home during the winter months.

YAY Studio consists of Robert Hill and Nicolette Morgan, a duo that offers STEM and STEAM programing in a neighborhood setting.

For students 5 and up
Limited to 20 students

Dropoff policy: We encourage parents with children in grades K-1 stay to help their child with the assembly. All parents are also welcome to stay and make, or run that short errand.

[Register online at https://app.etapestry.com/cart/OakhurstCommunityGardenProj/cart2/category.php?ref=1389.0.234210383 ]
 
Dec

14

Fri

Lunch & Learn: Grow Herbs from Seed

When: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: 1503 Hardee St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA Map Icon
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Winter Sowing is a technique that uses the outside temperatures and the power of the sun to grow strong and healthy seedlings. Join Stephanie Van Parys, Executive Director of Wylde Center and horticulturist to learn how to use this method to grow your own perennial herbs. Students will use converted milk jugs to sow out 6 different sun loving herbs that they will grow using winter sowing methods. All supplies are included.

Limited to 20 participants

FREE for Wylde Center members
$10 for General Public

Lunch & Learn will take place at Wylde Center's Edgewood Community Learning Garden located at 1503 Hardee Street, Atlanta, GA 30307.
 
Dec

19

Wed

Lunch & Learn: Winter Sow Perennials from Seed

When: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Map Icon
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The Winter Solstice is the perfect time to Winter Sow perennials from seed. Use the temperatures and the power of the sun to grow strong and healthy plants outside using a milkjug. Students will learn the basics of Winter Sowing, and will also sow out 6 different perennials both for sun and shade. Stephanie Van Parys, the Wylde Center Executive Director and horticulturist, has been using this method to start her perennials for over 10 years.

All supplies are included.
Limited to 20 participants

FREE for Wylde Center members, $10 for General Public

Lunch & Learn will take place at Wylde Center's Edgewood Community Learning Garden located at 1503 Hardee Street, Atlanta, GA 30307.
 
Jan

27

Sun

Seed and Scion Exchange

When: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030, USA Map Icon
Details...
Join us in January to share your seeds/scions, your knowledge, and your enthusiasm for different plant varieties with other gardeners and farmers. Connect with folks who might be your neighbors, or who might be from anywhere in our bioregion. We’ll be swapping all types of seeds and cuttings for fruit trees (scions), including heirloom seeds, seeds you save from your own plants, and extra seeds you may have purchased. There will be people on hand to answer question about how to save seed and how to graft your cuttings.

The speaker will present at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030

The seed swap will take place at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA

The Decatur Library and the Decatur Recreation Center are located adjacent to one another.

This event is free and open to all gardeners – whether you are a member of a community garden, or tend vegetables and fruit in your own yard.

http://wyldecenter.org/seed-and-scion-swap/
 
Aug

23

Fri

The Great Georgia Pollinator Census

When: Fri, Aug, 23, 12:00 am – Sun, Aug, 25, 12:00 am
Where: Map Icon
Details...
The Great Georgia Pollinator Census is a statewide project where all Georgia citizens will be asked to count pollinators on either August 23rd or 24th of 2019. Training and all supporting information will be provided through the website, https://GGaPC.org, closer to the August 2019 date.

https://ugaurbanag.com/ggapc/
 
Aug

23

Fri

The Great Georgia Pollinator Census

When: Fri, Aug, 23, 12:00 am – Sun, Aug, 25, 12:00 am
Where: Map Icon
Details...
The Great Georgia Pollinator Census is a statewide project where all Georgia citizens will be asked to count pollinators on either August 23rd or 24th of 2019. Training and all supporting information will be provided through the website, https://GGaPC.org, closer to the August 2019 date.

https://ugaurbanag.com/ggapc/
 

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