Wylde Center’s mission is to educate, cultivate greenspaces and build community in the areas we serve.

We offer educational programs, events and greenspaces that actively engage youth, families and individuals in their environment, health and community, and that develop skills in environmental science, sustainable urban living, organic gardening, health, and nutrition.


Wylde Center was founded in 1997 out of a need to provide opportunities to experience nature in an urban environment. Thanks to the community’s involvement and commitment, we now operate five greenspaces in four different Decatur and Atlanta neighborhoods, open year-round for the community, for events and for our educational programs. Wylde Center also provides one of the largest youth environmental and science education programs in metro-Atlanta, including the Decatur Farm to School program, Atlanta Farm to School, Healthy Living by Healthy Growing at the Decatur Housing Authority, and science program and field trips linked to Common Core standards.

Coming Soon to Wylde Center

Lunch & Learn: Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden

August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ready, set… it is almost time to plant your fall garden (hint…the month of September)! Join Stephanie Van Parys, Executive Director of Wylde Center and horticulturist for an in depth talk on what vegetables to include in your fall garden. From Asian greens to collards, Stephanie will give tips for a successful and bountiful harvest. Both new and experienced gardeners are welcome.

Free and open to everyone.

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Lunch & Learn: Edible Landscaping

September 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

You can’t get more local and sustainable than grazing on your own food plants, but sometimes it’s a struggle to incorporate edibles in smaller urban yards. Learn how to use edible flowers, berries and leafy plants and herbs in place of more traditional ‘big box’ plantings.

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Mulberry Fields Gone Wylde

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us on Sept. 7, 2019, from 6-11 pm at our Mulberry Fields greenspace for Mulberry Fields Gone Wylde, a family-friendly 20th-anniversary celebration of this beautiful garden and the impact it has made on the community. Guests will enjoy: Live music by local favorites Webster! Food from Strada Napoli Pizza, Just Bakery of Atlanta, Mariposa…

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Wylde Center Recycling Day Festival

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Celebrate “America Recycles Day” with Wylde Center and all of our fantastic community partners at our first annual Recycling Day Festival! This is a FREE, family-friendly event full of community resources, educational topics, and activities all centered on the wonderful world of recycling! Join us for recycled paper making demonstrations, family-friendly music performances, crafts using recycled materials, and more. Rain or shine! Donations are encouraged and will be accepted at the door.  …

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