Edgewood Community Learning Garden is an exciting new adventure every day. On the site of an old apartment building, the garden was rebuilt in 2014/2015 to better meet the needs of the school aged-kids in the community. It has fruit, veggies, compost bins, pollinator plants, ornamentals, a rain garden, a pond, and a treehouse. It is a great mix of all things garden!
Edgewood is a fantastic place for kids to learn and grow through school programs with Whitefoord Elementary School and through visiting the garden during their own time. It not only serves as a garden with community-harvestable beds, it also features interactive play structures, chickens and bees. Edgewood will serve as a community space with a community center where we can host events, classes, cooking demos, summer camps, afterschool programs and meetings.
The newly renovated Edgewood Community Learning Garden, located at 1503 Hardee St. Atlanta, GA, 30307 is growing under the Wylde Center wings. The space is home to 9 chickens, 2 apiaries, a pollinator garden, rain garden, pond, fruit trees, berry bushes, nine veggie beds, mushroom logs and compost bins. Oh! Did I mention the treehouse? With a slide and tire swing?
Come see all the new things happening at the garden! The garden is strategically designed for all your garden to classroom needs. Bring your next field trip, you can visit our EDUCATION page for more info.
Volunteer hours are Monday evenings 5-7 (please check our volunteer calendar before heading this way for up-to-date information on workdays)and the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9a-12p Interested in becoming an intern? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our Internship Page.
On Thursday afternoons, our donation-based farm to stand is open to the neighborhood. Our farm stand offers fresh, naturally-grown, seasonal produce grown in the Edgewood Garden to members of our community. In 2017 we were able to donate over 500 pounds of fresh food to families in our area.
After School Clubs
While the Edgewood garden is open daily to families and children, children and their parents are also welcome to join us for two weekly after school clubs:
Cooking Club, Thursdays 3pm-4pm: Students and their parents work with us to harvest garden produce and prepare a meal with it to enjoy together. Cooking club falls on the same day as our weekly farm stand, so families can easily take home garden produce to replicate the recipes we learn in class at home.
Edgewood Community Learning Garden Site Coordinator
Derek Pinson oversees the daily maintenance and activities of the Edgewood Community Learning Garden while spending additional time working as garden coach for our partner gardens. Hailing from the little mountain town of Ellijay, Derek has always been an avid gardener and lover of nature, ultimately leading him to obtain both a B.A. in environmental geography and a permaculture design certification. After some time volunteering on farms from Costa Rica to New Zealand, Derek managed a small organic farm in the Appalachian foothills of Jasper. While residing in the barn was an idyllic dream, an urge to experience urban living and the larger community around the good food movement brought Derek to Atlanta. Derek joined the Wylde team in August 2015 and is excited about educating the community about home-scale food production.