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.

 


 

Upcoming Camps

 

Winter Wylde Camp: February 18-22, 2019

Aligns with City of Decatur’s February break. 

This winter, campers will explore animals with amazing adaptations, from ones living in extreme environments to those who prefer to conduct their business under the cover of night! Campers will explore the garden, stream and pond for wildlife, enjoy fun science based games and activities, meet live animals and create cool arts and crafts to take home! Learn more.

 

Summer Wylde Nature Camp

  • Week 1: June 3 – 7, 1st – 3rd Grades
  • Week 2: June 10 – 14, Pre-K – Kindergarten
  • Week 3: June 24 – 28, 1st – 3rd Grades
  • Week 4: July 8 – 12, Pre-K – Kindergarten

Learn more.
 

 

 

Upcoming Classes & Events

March 16, 2019
  • Honey Bee Biology for Bee Keeping - Atlanta Botanical Garden

    When: 9:30 am12:30 pm
    Where:  Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30309 Map Icon

    Details: 

    Good beekeepers understand their bees and take measures to meet their needs. We will take a look at honey bee biology that is relevant to beekeeping. If conditions permit, we will check out the Garden observation hive.

    If you are an aspiring beekeeper or a beekeeper who has wondered: “what and why my bees are doing whatever they might be doing?”, this course is for you!

    Fee: $34 (Members $29)

    Instructor: Curtis Gentry, Garden Beekeeper

    Deadline: March 12

    [To Register: https://atlantabg.org/calendar/honey-bee-biology-for-beekeeping-2/ ]

     

March 28, 2019
  • Plan Your Summer Veggie Garden - Atlanta Botanical Garden

    When: 6:30 pm8:30 pm
    Where:  Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30309 Map Icon

    Details: 

    Learn how to grow and harvest fresh, delicious produce in your home garden. Find out about vegetables and herbs that will perform well through Georgia’s summer months and learn tips for improving your yields.

    Fee: $29 (Members $24)

    Instructor: Stephanie Van Parys, Executive Director, The Wylde Center

    Deadline: March 25

    [To Register: https://atlantabg.org/calendar/plan-your-summer-veggie-garden/ ]

     

April 9, 2019
  • Shade Gardening - Atlanta Botanical Garden

    When: 6:30 pm8:30 pm
    Where:  Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE 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.

    Fee: $29 (Members $24)

    Instructor: Travis Fisher, Senior Horticulturist

    Deadline: April 5

    [To Register: https://atlantabg.org/calendar/shade-gardening/ ]

     

April 11, 2019
  • Plant Sale Preview

    When: 6:00 pm8:00 pm
    Where:  Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Rd, Decatur, GA 30030, USA Map Icon

    Details: 

    The plant sale preview party is a member benefit for supporting the Wylde Center each year with a tax-deductible donation. Members get first choice of the plant sale festival selection while enjoying light snacks and beverages.


    Not a Wylde Center member? Join today!

     

April 12, 2019
  • Plant Sale Festival

    When: Fri, Apr, 12, 12:00 amSun, Apr, 14, 11:59 pm
    Where:  Wylde Center Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Rd, Decatur, GA 30030, USA Map Icon

    Details: 

    Over three days, 2,000 attendees from metro-Atlanta and beyond come to shop Wylde Center’s wide selection of vegetables, annuals, herbs, fruit trees and native plants. Learn more.

     

 


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