Recent News

Posted: May 26, 2016
Tix on sale now for the 6/25 Beer Garden
Tix on sale now for the 6/25 Beer Garden

Tix on sale now for the 6/25 Beer Garden. Lots of food & beer @ the lovely Oakhurst Garden.

Posted: May 24, 2016
Two reasons to join the Wylde Center by 5/31: Plants and Beer!
Two reasons to join the Wylde Center by 5/31: Plants and Beer!

Yes, that is right. If you join by May 31st, you will be entered to win two tickets to the Beer Garden event AND you get to immediately take advantage of our member discounts on the plant sale.

Posted: May 24, 2016
Wylde Center Members, plant sale discounts just for you!
Wylde Center Members, plant sale discounts just for you!

Starting 5/24, Wylde Center members get discounts on all varieties of tomato, peppers, eggplant, misc. summer veggies, and herbs. The member-only sale runs through May 31.

Details:
Sale runs from May 24-31

Location: 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030

Items for sale:
Tomatoes: $1 each
Peppers: $1 each
Eggplant: $1 each
And other summer veggies: $1 to $2
Herbs: $3 each

All other items are normally priced.

Posted: May 23, 2016
Picnic in the Park, June 4 @ Wylde Center – Hawk Hollow
Picnic in the Park, June 4 @ Wylde Center - Hawk Hollow

Join us for our inaugural Picnic in the Park at Wylde Center – Hawk Hollow on June 4. You bring the basket, we bring the beer….and the band! The Glumson Brothers will be providing live music. It’s going to be a blast!

Posted: May 21, 2016
Reminder: Plant Sale Ends June 15
Reminder: Plant Sale Ends June 15

Reminder: June 15 is the last day to purchase your summer transplants from the Wylde Center’s plant sale.

Posted: May 21, 2016
Tomato varieties available this week
Tomato varieties available this week

We are still in tomato planting season. Here is what is available this week. Be sure to stop by!

Posted: May 15, 2016
Vegetable transplants available this week
Vegetable transplants available this week

Time to plant cucumbers, peppers, eggplant, beans! Here is what is available this week. Be sure to stop by!

Posted: May 14, 2016
Herb varieties available this week
Herb varieties available this week

Herbs for your garden! Here is what is available this week. Be sure to stop by!

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

Jun

4

Sat

Practical Beekeeping - A Hands-On Approach - Atlanta Botanical Garden

When: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: The Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30309 Map Icon
Details...
Early spring is the best time to get started with this very satisfying hobby. Students learn the basics of honeybee biology, beehive maintenance and beekeeping equipment. Learn by working hands-on with the Garden beehives.

Instructor: Curtis Gentry, Garden Beekeeper

Fee: $34 (member $29)

[To Register: http://atlantabg.org/learn/adult-classes/practical-beekeeping ]
Jun

4

Sat

Tree Pruning: Maintaining your Fruit Forest - The Homestead Atlanta

When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Global Growers: Decatur's Kitchen Garden 500 South Columbia Drive Decatur, GA, 30030 Map Icon
Details...
Planting your fruit trees is just the first step – a healthy fruit forest depends on knowing how to care for and prune your leafy friends. Join Daniel Ballard of Convivial Gardens to learn about the maintenance and care of fruit trees and ornamentals on your property. This hands-on workshop will focus on proper pruning, care and maintenance, though we may also cover planting (depending on the site’s needs).

Please bring pruners & gloves and wear warm, comfortable work clothes, as the workshop will take place outdoors.

About the Instructor:
Daniel Ballard is the edible design expert and one of the green thumbs behind Convivial Gardens. With several decades combined experience in landscaping, gardening, and education between them, the Convivial Gardens team knows its stuff when it comes to growing – and eating – plants that thrive in our area and transforming each yard into a gorgeous, edible oasis. They are passionate about edible ecological landscapes and believe that everyone has a green thumb.

Fee: $20 - Member Georgia Organics; $30 non-member Georgia Organics

[To register: http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/upcoming-workshops/tree-pruning-maintaining-your-fruit-forest-1 ]
Jun

4

Sat

PICNIC IN THE PARK - Hawk Hollow

When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Hawk Hollow, 1st Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30317, USA Map Icon
Details...
Jun

8

Wed

Lunch 'N Learn - Herbs in the Kitchen - 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 ]
Jun

11

Sat

Plum Butter and Pickled Cherry Tomatoes - The Homestead Atlanta

When: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Bosch Experience Center @ Serenbe 10640 Serenbe Lane Palmetto, GA, 30268 Map Icon
Details...
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 unbeatable and unique plum butter as well as pickled cherry tomatoes, a great preserve to help you keep up with your garden’s abundance.

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-plum-butter-pickled-cherry-tomatoes ]
Jun

12

Sun

Fermentation for Beginners - Atlanta Botanical Garden

When: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30309. Map Icon
Details...
Explore the fundamentals of fermentation, from sauerkraut and kimchi to kombucha and kefir. Taste a variety of healthy, homemade ferments.

Instructor: Cara-Lee Langston

Fee: $44 (Member $39)

Registration Deadline: June 8

[To register: http://atlantabg.org/learn/adult-classes/fermenation-for-beginners ]
Jun

18

Sat

Japanese Maple Pruning - Atlanta Botanical Garden

When: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30309. Map Icon
Details...
Learn how to prune your Japanese maple successfully. This class emphasizes the science and art of aesthetic pruning. Seasonal pruning, form enhancement, essence and early training are discussed.

Instructor: Norm Mittleider, Owner, Art of Pruning

Fee: $34 (Member $29)

Registration Deadline: June 13

[To register: http://atlantabg.org/learn/adult-classes/japanese-maple-pruning ]
Jun

18

Sat

Canning Basics - Atlanta Botanical Garden

When: 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30309. Map Icon
Details...
Discover the time-honored tools and techniques of safe water bath canning. Participants will assist in canning three recipes: a pickle, a tomato, and a fruit. Walk away with canning confidence, a notebook of instructions and recipes, and a jar of each product!

Instructor: Lyn Deardorff, owner and creator, Preserving Now

Fee: $69 (Member $64)

Registration Deadline: June 14

[To register: http://atlantabg.org/learn/adult-classes/canning-basics ]

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