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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

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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
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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 ]
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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
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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 ]

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