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Posted: November 1, 2016
Wreathmaking! Time to reserve your spot
Wreathmaking! Time to reserve your spot

Bring your friends and the fun! Participants will be provided with Balsam Fir wreaths, along with a variety of garden materials including dried berries and herbs, dried flowers, pine cones, magnolia pods. In addition, each person will be able to choose a decorative bow to embellish the wreaths and create one-of-a-kind holiday decorations. $55 for Wylde Center Members, $65 for non-members

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

Dec

8

Thu

Deck the Wylde Wreaths! - Wylde Center

When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Wylde Center Classroom Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030 Map Icon
Details...
$55 for Wylde Center Members, $65 for non-members
Bring your friends and the fun!

“This is a fun, back-to-nature, seasonal activity that I hope becomes an annual fundraising event for the Wylde Center,” says Stephanie Van Parys, executive director of the Wylde Center. “Participants are invited to bring their own refreshments and beverages, including beer and wine. It’s the perfect way for adults to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion, or simply to get into the holiday spirit. People can be as creative as they want to be with the wreaths, which will be ready to take home the same evening.”

We will provide all the materials.

Participants will be provided with Balsam Fir wreaths, along with a variety of garden materials including dried berries and herbs, dried flowers, pine cones, magnolia pods. In addition, each person will be able to choose a decorative bow to embellish the wreaths and create one-of-a-kind holiday decorations.

Share this event!

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How to reserve your spot:

Please reserve your spot by buying your Deck the Wylde Wreaths ticket, on sale November 1.

The cost is $65 ($55 for Wylde Members) per person and all materials are included.

[To Book an Event: Non-Members
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[To Book an Event: Members:
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Dec

9

Fri

Deck the Wylde Wreaths! - Wylde Center

When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Wylde Center Classroom Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030 Map Icon
Details...
$55 for Wylde Center Members, $65 for non-members
Bring your friends and the fun!

“This is a fun, back-to-nature, seasonal activity that I hope becomes an annual fundraising event for the Wylde Center,” says Stephanie Van Parys, executive director of the Wylde Center. “Participants are invited to bring their own refreshments and beverages, including beer and wine. It’s the perfect way for adults to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion, or simply to get into the holiday spirit. People can be as creative as they want to be with the wreaths, which will be ready to take home the same evening.”

We will provide all the materials.

Participants will be provided with Balsam Fir wreaths, along with a variety of garden materials including dried berries and herbs, dried flowers, pine cones, magnolia pods. In addition, each person will be able to choose a decorative bow to embellish the wreaths and create one-of-a-kind holiday decorations.

Share this event!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1111731972257038/

How to reserve your spot:

Please reserve your spot by buying your Deck the Wylde Wreaths ticket, on sale November 1.

The cost is $65 ($55 for Wylde Members) per person and all materials are included.

[To Book an Event:
https://app.etapestry.com/cart/OakhurstCommunityGardenProj/cart2/item.php?ref=1389.0.182763851 ]
Dec

10

Sat

Winter Seed Sowing for Perennials and Herbs - The Homestead Atlanta

When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Wylde Center's Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030 Map Icon
Details...
Discover an innovative way to successfully start plants from seed without the expense of an extensive lightstand or even a greenhouse! Using plastic containers and the freeze/thaw cycles of winter, germinate seeds with minimal effort.

Find out more by joining Stephanie Van Parys in this fun and educational class. Native and non-native perennial and herb seeds, soil and supplies are provided. You bring as many clear and opaque recyclable containers as you would like such as milk jugs, soda, water or juice bottles, plastic food tubs with lids and clear take-out boxes.

About the Instructor:
Stephanie Van Parys has served as the Executive Director of the Wylde Center, formerly the Oakhurst Community Garden Project since March 2005. She lives in Decatur with her husband, three kids, chickens, dog, and a large garden. Stephanie shares what she knows about vegetable gardening with garden clubs, company lunch and learns, church groups, and civic groups. She has taught classes at the Atlanta Botanical Garden for over 14 years.

MEMBERSHIP:
Discount for The Homestead Atlanta & 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/winter-seed-sowing-for-perennials-herbs ]
Dec

10

Sat

Deck the Wylde Wreaths! - Wylde Center

When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Wylde Center Classroom Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030 Map Icon
Details...
$55 for Wylde Center Members, $65 for non-members
Bring your friends and the fun!

“This is a fun, back-to-nature, seasonal activity that I hope becomes an annual fundraising event for the Wylde Center,” says Stephanie Van Parys, executive director of the Wylde Center. “Participants are invited to bring their own refreshments and beverages, including beer and wine. It’s the perfect way for adults to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion, or simply to get into the holiday spirit. People can be as creative as they want to be with the wreaths, which will be ready to take home the same evening.”

We will provide all the materials.

Participants will be provided with Balsam Fir wreaths, along with a variety of garden materials including dried berries and herbs, dried flowers, pine cones, magnolia pods. In addition, each person will be able to choose a decorative bow to embellish the wreaths and create one-of-a-kind holiday decorations.

Share this event!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1111731972257038/

How to reserve your spot:

Please reserve your spot by buying your Deck the Wylde Wreaths ticket, on sale November 1.

The cost is $65 ($55 for Wylde Members) per person and all materials are included.

[To Book an Event:
https://app.etapestry.com/cart/OakhurstCommunityGardenProj/cart2/item.php?ref=1389.0.182758741 ]
Dec

11

Sun

Glassblowing: Holiday Ornament - The Homestead Atlanta

When: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Decatur Glassblowing 250 Freeman Street Decatur, GA, 30030 Map Icon
Details...
Come shake off the December chill at Decatur Glassblowing where you’ll learn more about the history and craft of glassblowing. From safety and technique to the science of glass and sand, you’ll get a quick understanding before jumping in and getting hands-on.

Create your very own holiday ornament for yourself or a friend using a variety of color options. Nothing spreads the holiday spirit more than creating a beautiful work of art in glass to treasure for years to come!

About the Instructor:
Atlanta native, Nate Nardi always found himself drawn to creative expression through making. He discovered his passion for glassblowing in 2001 and realized that glass art was the discipline he wanted to specialize.

Nardi graduated from Jacksonville University in 2004 with a BFA in glass art, receiving an Excellence in Art award from the Dean. In 2009, he graduated with a MFA from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. He has also completed many workshops at different craft schools around the country, like the Pilchuck School of Glass.

Fee: $45.00

[To register: http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/upcoming-workshops/second-class-glassblowing-holiday-ornament ]

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