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 [email protected] or check out our Internship Page.
Tuesday Afternoon After School Garden Hour
Tuesday afternoons are also an “After School Garden Hour” for kids to come take care of plants or play garden games. We welcome kids K-8 from Edgewood and surrounding communities to enjoy our space!
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.