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Posted: September 20, 2016
Order your Thanksgiving herb bundles!
Order your Thanksgiving herb bundles!

This fall, the Wylde Center’s Sugar Creek Garden and Herb Farm will be selling Thanksgiving turkey herb bouquets. These bouquets will contain a variety of herbs harvested fresh from the farm for pickup in time to stuff your holiday turkeys with flavor. Our herbs are Certified Naturally Grown and all of the proceeds from the bouquet sales will go back into Wylde Center programs.

Orders need to be placed by November 20.

Posted: September 10, 2016
Night out for Nichole: Benefit for the Lupo Family
Night out for Nichole: Benefit for the Lupo Family

Join us on the beautiful Love is Love Farm at Gaia Gardens to support Nichole Lupo and her family. As the sun sets, we’ll kick the evening off with signature cocktails from LEONs Full Service & the Kimball House and enjoy bluegrass from City Mouse. Afterwards, we’ll sit down for a family style dinner from Atlanta’s favorite chefs. A live auction will feature one-of-a-kind experiences, like Georgia mountain escapes and a private farm dinner. *100 % of the proceeds will go to the Lupo Family to defray medical costs from her cancer treatment.

Posted: September 1, 2016
Fall Plant Sale is open
Fall Plant Sale is open

Finally, it’s time to plant your fall veggie garden and we are ready for you! The fall plant sale is now open @ 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030. Look for kale, lettuce, peas, broccoli, chard, and so much more!

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

Oct

2

Sun

Beekeeping 102: Caring for Your Hive - The Homestead Atlanta

When: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Wylde Center's Edgewood Community Learning Garden 1503 Hardee Street Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30307 Map Icon
Details...
Now that you’ve decided to keep bees, one of your biggest and most rewarding challenges is to keep your colony healthy and thriving through the winter. In this workshop, you will learn how to assess the health of the hive and its stores. We will cover determining if you need to feed the colony and, if so, what, how, and how often.

You will learn to check the health of your colonies as well as common problems and how to treat for them. Specifically, we will cover the varroa mite life cycle and how to control them effectively. Finally, we’ll touch on how to combine colonies to create a stronger hive. Chances are, since starting your hives, you probably have lots of questions, and this workshop is the perfect time to ask them.

About the Instructor:
For biologist Véronique Perrot, every garden is a laboratory. Amid the soil, the Paris native cultivates plants, studies bees and chickens, and experiments in attracting pollinators using experience and reverence gained while earning her PhD in Evolutionary Biology. She grew up in Paris but spent enough time in Burgundy to learn how to make jam, can beans, and slaughter chickens. To share her expertise, Perrot not only writes for science journals, but teaches about her passions at the Wylde Center. Véronique keeps bees, chickens, a husband and two daughters in Lake Claire, not far from Little 5 Points.

MEMBERSHIP:
Discount for The Homestead Atlanta and Wylde Center members. Your support helps us provide the education to build a more resilient Atlanta. Save on workshops by becoming a member today for only $5 a month!

Fee: From $25

[To Register: http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/upcoming-workshops/beekeeping-102-caring-for-your-hive ]
Oct

12

Wed

Lunch 'N Learn - Grow Shitake Mushrooms, Inoculate a Log - Cane Creek Farm

When: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Cane Creek Farm, 5110 Jekyll Road, Cumming, Georgia Map Icon
Details...
Cane Creek Farm’s Lunch N’ Learn Series is held on the second Wednesday of each month, March through October. The active learning experiences take place at the farm, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, and include a simple lunch made from farm produce and ingredients.

The variety of topics are geared towards the backyard farmer who can take the learnings home and implement a new sustainable practice or hobby.

Topics and dates:

March 9 – Start your own vegetable and flower transplants
April 13– Plant an organic raised vegetable bed
May 11– Plant an organic cut flower bed
June 8– Herbs in the kitchen
July 13– Arrange garden flower bouquets
August 10- Plant an organic fall garden
September 14 – Identify medicinal plants and their uses
October 12– Grow shitake mushrooms, inoculate a log

The classes are $35 per person, limited to 10 participants, and advance registration is required at [ http://www.canecreekfarm.net ]

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