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Posted: September 27, 2015
9 Volunteers needed for Wylde Center’s table at Maker’s Faire
9 Volunteers needed for Wylde Center's table at Maker's Faire

Makers Faire Atlanta 2015 in Downtown Decatur!
October 3 and 4, 2015

Wylde Center will participate in the Maker Faires this year taking place in downtown Decatur.

Volunteers will work with Wylde Center staff to oversee each shift, talk to people about the Wylde Center, and help with the kids activities. The kid acitvity is going to focus on carnivorous plants!

Volunteers who give more than 20 hours of service (as of August 17th) will receive a free Wylde Center t-shirt.

About Maker’s Faire:
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Contact for questions.

Posted: September 26, 2015
Herbs are now $3 (reduced from $5), Native Plants, Veggie Transplants
Herbs are now $3 (reduced from $5), Native Plants, Veggie Transplants

Herb plants reduced from $5 to $3

Stop by to pick up herb plants for your garden. We still have in stock rosemary, thyme, sage, mint, chives, comfrey plants, much, much more.

Native plants are back
Beautiful Piedmont natives are back grown by Beech Hollow Farms.

Still time to get your veggies in the ground!
We still have a great selection of fall veggies to plant in your garden. Asian greens, lettuce, collards, kale, and much, much more.

Thank you for growing a garden! Sale is located at 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030.

Posted: August 10, 2015
City Schools of Decatur serve students a healthy lunch – watch the fun video!
City Schools of Decatur serve students a healthy lunch - watch the fun video!

There are big changes inside the City Schools of Decatur cafeterias. Watch this Decatur Farm to School video to learn more about the fresh vegetables and fruits hitting the lunch trays each day and the enthusiastic responses from the students. The cafeteria has invested in your child’s health. Invest in the cafeteria by buying lunch for your child. Purchase a lunch today!

Decatur Farm to School is an official program of the Wylde Center. #gowylde

Posted: February 25, 2014
Check out Rentals and Birthdays at the Oakhurst Garden
Check out Rentals and Birthdays at the Oakhurst Garden

Join us at the Oakhurst Garden for your special occasion! We have several options including themed packages with magical and talented hosts. Great way to have an eco-friendly party and enjoy our beautiful natural space.

Posted: December 20, 2013
Gift Certificates
Gift Certificates

You may purchase a gift certificate for a class, plants, events, membership, or a birthday party. Choose from $15, $25, or $50 increments. This a great way to honor someone who already enjoys what the Wylde Center has to offer or introduce someone to the Wylde Center for the first time.

Posted: December 14, 2012
Wylde Center? What does the new name mean?
Wylde Center? What does the new name mean?

Wondering what has changed, what has stayed the same since the Oakhurst Community Garden Project name changed to the Wylde Center?  Watch this Tin Rooster Media produced video for your answer.


Upcoming Classes & Events




Good Things From the South Growing Natives - 2015 Homeowner Series - UGA Extension

When: 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Where: DeKalb Extension, 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, Georgia Map Icon
Learn to locate and plant them right.

Speaker: Ken Gohring, Georgia Native Plant Society

All classes are $10.00 unless otherwise indicated; payment is accepted at the door for all classes except for those marked as workshops. Register for ten (10) classes in advance (not workshops) and only pay $80.00! Complete ten (10) classes to receive a Gardening Certificate of Completion.

Mail registration and payment to DeKalb County Extension/4-H, Attn: 2015 Homeowners Series, 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 200, Decatur, GA 30032.

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Beekeeping 102: Caring for Your Hives - Homestead Atlanta

When: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030, United States Map Icon
Now that you’ve decided to keep bees, one of your biggest and most rewarding challenges is to keep your colony healthy and thriving through the winter. In this workshop, you will learn how to assess the health of the hive and its stores. We will cover determining if you need to feed the colony and, if so, what, how, and how often.

You will learn to check the health of your colonies as well as common problems and how to treat for them. Specifically, we will cover the varroa mite life cycle and how to control them effectively. Finally, we’ll touch on how to combine colonies to create a stronger hive. Chances are, since starting your hives, you probably have lots of questions, and this workshop is the perfect time to ask them.

About the Instructor:
For biologist Véronique Perrot, every garden is a laboratory. Amid the soil, the Paris native cultivates plants, studies bees and chickens, and experiments in attracting pollinators using experience and reverence gained while earning her PhD in Evolutionary Biology. She grew up in Paris but spent enough time in Burgundy to learn how to make jam, can beans, and slaughter chickens. To share her expertise, Perrot not only writes for science journals, but teaches about her passions at the Wylde Center. Véronique keeps bees, chickens, a husband and two daughters in Lake Claire, not far from Little 5 Points.

** Want to become a member of Georgia Organics and save on classes while supporting the local food movement? Join today! Or, learn more about the wonderful Wylde Center and become a member today!**

Price: from 25.00

Wylde Members receive a discount on all Homestead classes offered at a Wylde Center garden.

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Smores 4 All

When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Sugar Creek Garden Map Icon



Oakhurst PorchFest

When: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Map Icon



Smores 4 All at Oakhurst

When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Oakhurst Garden Map Icon
Oakhurst Garden