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Posted: August 23, 2016
Fall Break Urban Farm Camp
Fall Break Urban Farm Camp

Students will care for Wylde Center chickens, work in the garden and mini farm, and make daily snacks using produce and fresh eggs from the greenspace. Other activities may include bread making, crafting home made lip balm using fresh herbs, starting seeds, arts and crafts, and exploring the natural elements around the Wylde Center like the nature trail and stream.

Posted: August 18, 2016
Bee City USA: Decatur GA
Bee City USA: Decatur GA

The City of Decatur is the first Bee City USA in Georgia! Follow us for updates on how you can help spread the buzz about bees and save our pollinators.

Posted: August 2, 2016
You’ve got students, we have field trips! Sign up for one today.
You've got students, we have field trips!  Sign up for one today.

Since 1997, the Wylde Center has been dedicated to providing outstanding hands-on environmental education experiences for students. Our environmental education field trips bring students to our five greenspaces to explore the science of the natural world. Field trips engage students in first-hand discoveries about topics from agriculture to zoology and everything in between.

Posted: July 25, 2016
Garden Photo Contest
Garden Photo Contest

Announcing our Garden Photo Contest!     Want to win a $10 Gift Card to the Wylde Center? It’s easy! Submit a photo of your garden to gardenphoto@wyldecenter.org and each Friday the Best Garden Photo will be selected and posted on our Facebook page. At the end of the month, a monthly winner will be…

Posted: July 1, 2016
Big news! Wylde Center adds Mulberry Fields in Candler Park as its 5th garden.
Big news!  Wylde Center adds Mulberry Fields in Candler Park as its 5th garden.

We couldn’t be happier. Mulberry Fields Community Garden in Candler Park has joined the Wylde Center as its fifth garden starting today, July 1. Welcome, Mulberry Fields!

Wylde Center’s staff and volunteers will manage all aspects of the community garden including maintenance, field trips, garden plot rentals and special events.

Wylde Center – Mulberry Fields is located in Candler Park down the alley next to 1301 Iverson St, Atlanta, GA 30307.

Wylde Center’s other gardens include: Oakhurst Garden (Decatur), Sugar Creek Garden and Herb Farm (Decatur), Hawk Hollow in Kirkwood (Atlanta), and the Edgewood Community Learning Garden (Atlanta).

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: 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

Aug

30

Tue

Plan Your Autumn Veggie Garden - Atlanta Botanical Garden

When: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Atlanta Botanical Gardens, 1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30309 Map Icon
Details...
In Georgia, you can have a beautiful and productive vegetable garden well past the summer harvest of tomatoes and squash. All it takes is a bit of planning and this class will teach you how. Find out about vegetables and herbs that perform well throughout the autumn months and learn important techniques for improving results for a delicious harvest.

Instructor: Stephanie Van Parys, Horticulturist

Fee: $29 ($24 member)
Deadline to register: August 22

[Register here: http://atlantabg.org/events-classes/classes/plan-your-autumn-veggie-garden ]
Sep

10

Sat

Fermentation Focus: Cultured Foods and Drinks with Lupa's Kitchen - The Homestead Atlanta

When: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Wylde Center's Edgewood Learning Garden 1503 Hardee Street Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30307 Map Icon
Details...
Come discover the history and benefits of cultured food with a pioneer in the fermented food movement, Lupa Irie. You’ll see how simple it is to preserve vegetables and unlock their nutrients using only a handful of ingredients and a little bit of time! Transform your health one delicious cultured creation at a time.

Join us for a preparation of traditional sauerkraut, spicy kraut, lacto-fermented whole vegetables (Dilly Carrots!) and lacto-fermented drinks including the gut health powerhouse of kraut juice as well as natural whey sodas that are a delicious, probiotic treat for the whole family.

Street parking only, so arrive early! Please park on Mayson Avenue, not Hardee Street.

About the Instructor: Lupa Irie, ND, is a graduate of the University of Georgia, a naturopath, author, teacher, natural food chef, entrepreneur, artist and creator of Lupa’s Kitchen, Inc.

Driven by her personal and professional motto, “Therapy through Food”, Lupa has spent 40 years around the world building and expanding her knowledge of natural food preparation as medicine. Lupa believes our ancestors had it right - eating quality foods, healthy fats and soaked, sprouted and fermented nuts and grains maintains optimal health.

Outside of her kitchen, Lupa teaches her class Rediscovering Traditional Food Preparation, empowering individuals to maintain better health through diet. Also, as a private therapeutic and organic chef, Lupa helps individuals with chronic health issues control their health through diet and aids athletes in improving their overall performance.

MEMBERSHIP:
Discount for The Homestead Atlanta and Wylde Center members. Your support helps us provide the education to build a more resilient Atlanta. Save on workshops by becoming a member today for only $5 a month!

Fee: From $30

[To register: http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/upcoming-workshops/fermentation-focus-cultured-food-drinks-with-lupas-kitchen ]
Sep

11

Sun

Fall Gardening for Beginners - The Atlanta Homestead

When: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Wylde Center's Edgewood Community Learning Garden 1503 Hardee Street Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30307 Map Icon
Details...
It all starts with putting the shovel to the soil, and fall is the perfect time for planting your first vegetable garden, ornamental perennials, herbs, and fruit trees. Through hands-on experience, learn the ins and outs of proper planting techniques, amending your soil, selecting veggies that will thrive in the cool fall weather, and subsequent maintenance that will set you up for success no matter what you choose to grow.

Whether you’re growing in containers, raised beds, or have a large garden space, you’ll find the information you need to grow a beautiful fall bounty. Plus, each participant will be able to take a six-pack of fall veggies for the home garden.

Street parking only, so arrive early! Please park on Mayson Avenue, not Hardee Street.

About the Instructor:
Derek is a certified permaculture designer and site coordinator for the Wylde Center's Edgewood Community Learning garden. With an educational background in Environmental Geography and experience in organic farming around the world, he brings his passion for all things green and growing to workshops covering subjects from basic veggie gardening to applied agroecology.

MEMBERSHIP:
Discount for The Homestead Atlanta & Wylde Center members. Your support helps us provide the education to build a more resilient Atlanta. Save on workshops by becoming a member today for only $5 a month!

Fee: From $35

[To register: http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/upcoming-workshops/fall-gardening-for-beginners-1 ]
Sep

14

Wed

Lunch 'N Learn - Identify Medicinal Plants and Their Uses - 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 ]
Sep

18

Sun

Carpentry Basics - The Homestead Atlanta

When: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Wylde Center's Edgewood Learning Garden 1503 Hardee Street Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30307 Map Icon
Details...
Been wanting to try your hand at building basic projects out of wood, but not sure where to start? This is the perfect place. We’ll discuss the essentials of carpentry safety and practices before getting hands on. You’ll learn: drawing and planning, sourcing materials, carpentry tools, fasteners & joining, basic carpentry rules, measurements & cutting.

Then jump in to create a cute and clever soda/beer caddy – perfect for picnics, days by the pool, or just to show off in your kitchen!

Street parking only, so arrive early! Please park on Mayson Avenue, not Hardee Street.

About the Instructor:
Joey Zeigler operates a local business, Zeigler Homestead Services, that helps folks setup food systems in their backyard, including: chicken keeping, coop building, garden coaching, orcharding, passive and active rainwater harvesting systems, custom carpentry and many more homesteading efforts. Joey has participated in the 2012 Urban Coop Tour of Atlanta, the 2013 Decatur Garden Tour, and sits on the board of directors for Morningside Farmers Market, and is a regular speaker on sustainable agriculture and homesteading techniques.

MEMBERSHIP:
Discount for The Homestead Atlanta & Wylde Center members. Your support helps us provide the education to build a more resilient Atlanta. Save on workshops by becoming a member today for only $5 a month!

Fee: From $45

[To register: http://www.thehomesteadatl.com/upcoming-workshops/carpentry-basics ]

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