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Lunch & Learn Series


You are invited to bring your lunch and join us at a Wylde Center garden for a gardening related topic.  Free for Wylde Center members ($10 for General Public), these informative presentations are held throughout the year from noon-1 p.m.
If you have any questions about the Wylde Center Lunch & Learn Series or suggestions for future presentations or would like to recommned yourself as a presenter, please contact Stephanie Van Parys,





August 22, 2018- Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden

August 24, 2018 – Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden

October 10, 2018- Backyard Chickens 101

Program Details

Plant a fall vegetable garden

August 22, 2018 OR August 24, 2018

noon-1 p.m.
Ready, set… it is almost time to plant your fall garden (hint…the month of September)! Join Stephanie Van Parys, Executive Director of Wylde Center and horticulturist for an in depth talk on what vegetables to include in your fall garden. From Asian greens to collards, Stephanie will give tips for a successful and bountiful harvest. Both new and experienced gardeners are welcome.

$10 for General Public

Limited to 25 participants

Lunch & Learn will take place at Wylde Center’s Edgewood Community Learning Garden located at 1503 Hardee Street, Atlanta, GA 30307.

Backyard Chickens 101

October 10, 2018

noon-1 p.m.
Thinking about adding a chicken flock to your backyard or want to learn a few more tips about keeping your birds happy and healthy? Anne-Marie Anderson, a long time chicken owner and organizer of a local chicken meet-up group will discuss the basics of keeping chickens.  Topics will include building a secure coop, what to feed the birds, choosing chicken breeds, and so much more.

$10 for General Public

Limited to 30 participants

Lunch & Learn will take place at Wylde Center’s Edgewood Community Learning Garden located at 1503 Hardee Street, Atlanta, GA 30307.

About Anne-Marie Anderson

Anne-Marie is a firm believer in fresh air, urban farming and the power of Mother Nature. Her Decatur-based business, The Celtic Gardener, promotes responsible stewardship of the earth’s precious resources through rejuvenative landscaping practices such as planting Southern natives and heirloom plants that actually like it here, rainwater harvesting, and composting. She specializes in edible landscaping and urban animal husbandry, particularly chickens, goats and bees.

Anne-Marie is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, England. She has lived in Atlanta for 20 years, growing to know and love our climate and native vegetation as a Georgia Master Gardener and Georgia Certified Landscape Professional. Her efforts to persuade everyone that they need a couple of chickens in their backyard have included chairing the Atlanta Urban Coop Tour, teaching for the Wylde Center, Homestead Atlanta and Georgia Organics, organizing the “ITP” segment of the Atlanta Backyard Poultry Meetup Group, and co-presenting with Walter Reeves for DeKalb Extension. She is also a Certified Beekeeper and Certified Egg Candler.



Wylde Center members – Free

General Public – $10