Recent News

Posted: April 30, 2016
Into the Wylde : A Tour of Gardens and Greenspaces
Into the Wylde :  A Tour of Gardens and Greenspaces

Come experience the beauty and charm of some of the finest private and public gardens in the larger Decatur area. Early Bird Tickets are $20 ($15 for Wylde Center Members) and $25 the day of the tour. ($20 for Members) For more information, visit wyldecenter.org.

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.

Posted: March 2, 2016
Purchase your seeds at the Wylde Center
Purchase your seeds at the Wylde Center

Seed Saver Exchange seeds are back! Stop by our office at the Oakhurst Garden to purchase heirloom seeds from the Seed Savers Exchange. We have varieties for your spring and summer garden. Packs are $3 each. Office is located at 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030.

Office hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Posted: October 21, 2015
Hot off the presses! Wylde Center’s fall magazine
Hot off the presses!  Wylde Center's fall magazine

The magazine is a quarterly publication produced by the Wylde Center highlighting programs and featuring garden articles. The magazine is mailed to all Wylde Center members giving at the $75 level or higher.

This issue includes:
2014-2015 Youth Program Accomplishments
Beer Garden Photos
How to grow garlic
The top 10 native plants to include in your yard
and more!

Posted: August 10, 2015
City Schools of Decatur serve students a healthy lunch – watch the fun video!
City Schools of Decatur serve students a healthy lunch - watch the fun video!

There are big changes inside the City Schools of Decatur cafeterias. Watch this Decatur Farm to School video to learn more about the fresh vegetables and fruits hitting the lunch trays each day and the enthusiastic responses from the students. The cafeteria has invested in your child’s health. Invest in the cafeteria by buying lunch for your child. Purchase a lunch today! http://csdecatur.net/nutrition/

Decatur Farm to School is an official program of the Wylde Center. wyldecenter.org #gowylde

 

Upcoming Classes & Events

May

7

Sat

Glassblowing 101: Spring Flowers - The Atlanta Homestead

When: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Decatur Glassblowing 250 Freeman Street Decatur, GA 30030 Map Icon
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Create a spring blossom you can enjoy year-round at Decatur Glassblowing where you’ll learn more about the history and craft of glassblowing. From safety and technique to the science of glass, you’ll get a quick understanding before jumping in and getting hands-on.

Craft your very own flower out of molten glass for yourself or a loved one using a variety of color options. Nothing says love more than creating a beautiful work of art in glass to treasure for years to come!

MOTHER'S DAY DISCOUNT: Whether it’s your mom, your friend, or your friend's mom, book for two and save!

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: From $45.00 (individual and pair fees)

[Register here http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/upcoming-workshops/glassblowing-101-spring-flowers-mothers-day-rate-available ]
May

11

Wed

Lunch 'N Learn - Plant an Organic Cut Flower Bed - Cane Creek Farm

When: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Cane Creek Farm, 5110 Jekyll Road, Cumming, Georgia Map Icon
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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 ]
May

14

Sat

Decatur Garden Tour

When: 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Where: Map Icon
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May

14

Sat

Blueberry Butter and Dilly Beans - The Homestead Atlanta

When: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Bosch Experience Center @ Serenbe 10640 Serenbe Lane Palmetto, GA, 30268 Map Icon
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Nothing is more satisfying than a pantry full of glistening jars, packed full of delicious, healthy, seasonal flavors - right at your fingertips. Now you can savor the flavors of summertime by preserving them for anytime!

In this workshop, you’ll get the information and supplies you need to make delicious and versatile blueberry butter as well as a southern staple delicious on their own, on a cheese board, or in a Bloody Mary: dilly beans.

About the Instructor:
Lyn Deardorff started canning when just a child with her German grandmother making dill pickles and sauerkraut in large crocks in her basement. For over forty years, she has canned many kinds of seasonal bounty for use in her home and for sharing as gifts with family and friends. She has been teaching for four years in the Atlanta/North Georgia area. Lyn holds a ServSafe Food Safety Certificate and has done advanced coursework in food processing, preservation and certification. You can find out more about Lyn at Preserving Now.

Fee: $45.00

[Register here http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/upcoming-workshops/serenbe-summer-preserving-series-blueberry-butter-dilly-beans ]
May

15

Sun

Edgewood Spring Sprout Festival

When: 12:00 am – 12:00 am
Where: Map Icon
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