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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: 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: 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

Jul

5

Tue

Kids Go Wild Camp

When: Tue, Jul, 5, 12:00 am – Sun, Jul, 10, 12:00 am
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Rd, Decatur, GA 30030, United States Map Icon
Details...
More info at http://www.kidsgowild.me/summercamps/

WHAT WE DO AT CAMP

Create printed fabric with Block & Screen-printing techniques
Learn to identify local plants & wildlife
Practice theater & playmaking skills
Learn the basics of table weaving
Discover how to dye yarn
Create clay sculptures using Hand-building techniques
Experiment with different types of fibers from various animals
Learn the history of the creative techniques we teach in a playful environment
And so much more!
Jul

5

Tue

Kids Go Wild Camp

When: Tue, Jul, 5, 12:00 am – Sun, Jul, 10, 12:00 am
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Rd, Decatur, GA 30030, United States Map Icon
Details...
More info at http://www.kidsgowild.me/summercamps/

WHAT WE DO AT CAMP

Create printed fabric with Block & Screen-printing techniques
Learn to identify local plants & wildlife
Practice theater & playmaking skills
Learn the basics of table weaving
Discover how to dye yarn
Create clay sculptures using Hand-building techniques
Experiment with different types of fibers from various animals
Learn the history of the creative techniques we teach in a playful environment
And so much more!
Jul

5

Tue

Kids Go Wild Camp

When: Tue, Jul, 5, 12:00 am – Sun, Jul, 10, 12:00 am
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Rd, Decatur, GA 30030, United States Map Icon
Details...
More info at http://www.kidsgowild.me/summercamps/

WHAT WE DO AT CAMP

Create printed fabric with Block & Screen-printing techniques
Learn to identify local plants & wildlife
Practice theater & playmaking skills
Learn the basics of table weaving
Discover how to dye yarn
Create clay sculptures using Hand-building techniques
Experiment with different types of fibers from various animals
Learn the history of the creative techniques we teach in a playful environment
And so much more!
Jul

5

Tue

Kids Go Wild Camp

When: Tue, Jul, 5, 12:00 am – Sun, Jul, 10, 12:00 am
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Rd, Decatur, GA 30030, United States Map Icon
Details...
More info at http://www.kidsgowild.me/summercamps/

WHAT WE DO AT CAMP

Create printed fabric with Block & Screen-printing techniques
Learn to identify local plants & wildlife
Practice theater & playmaking skills
Learn the basics of table weaving
Discover how to dye yarn
Create clay sculptures using Hand-building techniques
Experiment with different types of fibers from various animals
Learn the history of the creative techniques we teach in a playful environment
And so much more!
Jul

5

Tue

Kids Go Wild Camp

When: Tue, Jul, 5, 12:00 am – Sun, Jul, 10, 12:00 am
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Rd, Decatur, GA 30030, United States Map Icon
Details...
More info at http://www.kidsgowild.me/summercamps/

WHAT WE DO AT CAMP

Create printed fabric with Block & Screen-printing techniques
Learn to identify local plants & wildlife
Practice theater & playmaking skills
Learn the basics of table weaving
Discover how to dye yarn
Create clay sculptures using Hand-building techniques
Experiment with different types of fibers from various animals
Learn the history of the creative techniques we teach in a playful environment
And so much more!
Jul

9

Sat

Shade Gardening - Atlanta Botanical Garden

When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30309. Map Icon
Details...
If you have a shaded yard and think your choices are limited, you're in for a big surprise! Learn about fantastic understory trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plant choices, including many seldom-used selections. The class focuses on plants that work well in combination for a shade garden that looks like a healthy plant community.

Instructor: Dave Rife, Senior Horticulturist, Atlanta Botanical Garden

Fee: $29 (Member $24)

Registration Deadline: July 6

[To register: http://atlantabg.org/learn/adult-classes/shade-gardening ]
Jul

9

Sat

Red Tomato Jam and Green Tomato Chutney - The Homestead Atlanta

When: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: The 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 save the flavor of tomatoes all year long. Create amazing red tomato jam that will make you forget ketchup ever existed and addicting green tomato chutney.

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-red-tomato-jam-green-tomato-chutney ]
Jul

11

Mon

Kids Go Wild Camp

When: Mon, Jul, 11, 12:00 am – Sat, Jul, 16, 12:00 am
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA, United States Map Icon
Details...
More info at http://www.kidsgowild.me/summercamps/

WHAT WE DO AT CAMP

Create printed fabric with Block & Screen-printing techniques
Learn to identify local plants & wildlife
Practice theater & playmaking skills
Learn the basics of table weaving
Discover how to dye yarn
Create clay sculptures using Hand-building techniques
Experiment with different types of fibers from various animals
Learn the history of the creative techniques we teach in a playful environment
And so much more!
Jul

11

Mon

Kids Go Wild Camp

When: Mon, Jul, 11, 12:00 am – Sat, Jul, 16, 12:00 am
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA, United States Map Icon
Details...
More info at http://www.kidsgowild.me/summercamps/

WHAT WE DO AT CAMP

Create printed fabric with Block & Screen-printing techniques
Learn to identify local plants & wildlife
Practice theater & playmaking skills
Learn the basics of table weaving
Discover how to dye yarn
Create clay sculptures using Hand-building techniques
Experiment with different types of fibers from various animals
Learn the history of the creative techniques we teach in a playful environment
And so much more!
Jul

11

Mon

Kids Go Wild Camp

When: Mon, Jul, 11, 12:00 am – Sat, Jul, 16, 12:00 am
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA, United States Map Icon
Details...
More info at http://www.kidsgowild.me/summercamps/

WHAT WE DO AT CAMP

Create printed fabric with Block & Screen-printing techniques
Learn to identify local plants & wildlife
Practice theater & playmaking skills
Learn the basics of table weaving
Discover how to dye yarn
Create clay sculptures using Hand-building techniques
Experiment with different types of fibers from various animals
Learn the history of the creative techniques we teach in a playful environment
And so much more!
Jul

13

Wed

Lunch 'N Learn - Arrange Garden Flower Bouquets - 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 ]
Jul

11

Mon

Kids Go Wild Camp

When: Mon, Jul, 11, 12:00 am – Sat, Jul, 16, 12:00 am
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA, United States Map Icon
Details...
More info at http://www.kidsgowild.me/summercamps/

WHAT WE DO AT CAMP

Create printed fabric with Block & Screen-printing techniques
Learn to identify local plants & wildlife
Practice theater & playmaking skills
Learn the basics of table weaving
Discover how to dye yarn
Create clay sculptures using Hand-building techniques
Experiment with different types of fibers from various animals
Learn the history of the creative techniques we teach in a playful environment
And so much more!
Jul

11

Mon

Kids Go Wild Camp

When: Mon, Jul, 11, 12:00 am – Sat, Jul, 16, 12:00 am
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA, United States Map Icon
Details...
More info at http://www.kidsgowild.me/summercamps/

WHAT WE DO AT CAMP

Create printed fabric with Block & Screen-printing techniques
Learn to identify local plants & wildlife
Practice theater & playmaking skills
Learn the basics of table weaving
Discover how to dye yarn
Create clay sculptures using Hand-building techniques
Experiment with different types of fibers from various animals
Learn the history of the creative techniques we teach in a playful environment
And so much more!
Jul

18

Mon

Kids Go Wild Camp

When: Mon, Jul, 18, 12:00 am – Sat, Jul, 23, 12:00 am
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA, United States Map Icon
Details...
More info at http://www.kidsgowild.me/summercamps/

WHAT WE DO AT CAMP

Create printed fabric with Block & Screen-printing techniques
Learn to identify local plants & wildlife
Practice theater & playmaking skills
Learn the basics of table weaving
Discover how to dye yarn
Create clay sculptures using Hand-building techniques
Experiment with different types of fibers from various animals
Learn the history of the creative techniques we teach in a playful environment
And so much more!
Jul

18

Mon

Kids Go Wild Camp

When: Mon, Jul, 18, 12:00 am – Sat, Jul, 23, 12:00 am
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA, United States Map Icon
Details...
More info at http://www.kidsgowild.me/summercamps/

WHAT WE DO AT CAMP

Create printed fabric with Block & Screen-printing techniques
Learn to identify local plants & wildlife
Practice theater & playmaking skills
Learn the basics of table weaving
Discover how to dye yarn
Create clay sculptures using Hand-building techniques
Experiment with different types of fibers from various animals
Learn the history of the creative techniques we teach in a playful environment
And so much more!
Jul

18

Mon

Kids Go Wild Camp

When: Mon, Jul, 18, 12:00 am – Sat, Jul, 23, 12:00 am
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA, United States Map Icon
Details...
More info at http://www.kidsgowild.me/summercamps/

WHAT WE DO AT CAMP

Create printed fabric with Block & Screen-printing techniques
Learn to identify local plants & wildlife
Practice theater & playmaking skills
Learn the basics of table weaving
Discover how to dye yarn
Create clay sculptures using Hand-building techniques
Experiment with different types of fibers from various animals
Learn the history of the creative techniques we teach in a playful environment
And so much more!
Jul

18

Mon

Kids Go Wild Camp

When: Mon, Jul, 18, 12:00 am – Sat, Jul, 23, 12:00 am
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA, United States Map Icon
Details...
More info at http://www.kidsgowild.me/summercamps/

WHAT WE DO AT CAMP

Create printed fabric with Block & Screen-printing techniques
Learn to identify local plants & wildlife
Practice theater & playmaking skills
Learn the basics of table weaving
Discover how to dye yarn
Create clay sculptures using Hand-building techniques
Experiment with different types of fibers from various animals
Learn the history of the creative techniques we teach in a playful environment
And so much more!
Jul

18

Mon

Kids Go Wild Camp

When: Mon, Jul, 18, 12:00 am – Sat, Jul, 23, 12:00 am
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA, United States Map Icon
Details...
More info at http://www.kidsgowild.me/summercamps/

WHAT WE DO AT CAMP

Create printed fabric with Block & Screen-printing techniques
Learn to identify local plants & wildlife
Practice theater & playmaking skills
Learn the basics of table weaving
Discover how to dye yarn
Create clay sculptures using Hand-building techniques
Experiment with different types of fibers from various animals
Learn the history of the creative techniques we teach in a playful environment
And so much more!

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