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

Make Your Own LED Wizard Wand!

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Wylde Center along with Steampowered Kids’ Robert Hill for this hour-long STEAM program on Sunday, October 20 at Oakhurst Garden for the next installment of the Wylde Family Series. Participants will learn the basics of circuitry and use their newfound knowledge to create their own illuminating wands using natural materials, batteries and LEDs. Straight…

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Family Halloween Party at Edgewood Community Garden

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us on October 26 from 5 PM – 8 PM at Edgewood Community Garden for a family-friendly Halloween celebration! The event will offer face painting, spooky science show, s’mores, and other themed crafts & activities. Feel free to come in costume! The event is FREE to the public! Follow the event Facebook page for…

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Lunch & Learn: Plant Onions and Garlic this Fall

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

Onions and garlic are one of the easiest vegetables to grow in your garden and this is the time of year to plant. Onions and garlic grow all winter long and are ready to harvest and eat in May. Stephanie Van Parys, horticulturist, long time gardener, and Executive Director of Wylde Center has been growing…

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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. Community…

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