Mulberry Fields


Mulberry Fields

Mulberry Fields is an unique oasis in-town neighborhood of Candler Park in Atlanta. We are located down an old city alley next to 1301 Iverson St. Come through the gate and follow the path. The acre of open meadow, mulberry grove and towering old pecan trees offer an accessible green space for recreation, environmental education, community building and organic growing. The garden also shelters neighborhood hawks, owls, bluebirds and a variety of woodpecker species. In the later part of the 1800’s Mulberry Fields was part of a dairy farm, and the oldest farm house was built on the west end of the property – it still stands today.

goatChildren and their families flock to the animal pens to visit the goats, discover the wonder of fresh eggs and play in the meadow and on the basketball court. Today there are 25 households as community garden participants. Mulberry Fields was named after a beloved goat, Mulberry. Play groups for mothers and toddlers regularly meet in the meadow. Children discover the wonder of growing their own food and learn about the life cycle of plants insects, bird’s trees and flowers.

In 2007, the land was placed in a conservation easement securing its continuity as green space and protecting it from development. In 2016, Wylde Center assumed the management of Mulberry Fields. We are so excited to add this beautiful garden to our organization.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

To learn about volunteer opportunities at Mulberry Fields please visit www.wyldecenter.org/volunteer or email volunteer@wyldecenter.org.  Groups may volunteer by appointment.

 

Location

Mulberry Fields is located down an old city alley next to 1301 Iverson St. Come through the gate and follow the path.

Locations to drop off compost

Oakhurst Garden @ 435 Oakview Road, Decatur: Under the arbor to the left (when facing the office), we have a rollaway trashcan where people dump their compost.

Edgewood Garden @ 1503 Hardee St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307. There are compost bins behind the building where you may dump your compost.

Sugar Creek in the Oakhurst neighborhood in Decatur.
Sugar Creek Garden is located in the floodplain behind Oakhurst Presbyterian Church at East Lake Drive and Second Avenue (across the street from the dog park); it is at the back of the Oakhurst Presbyterian Church parking lot.
You may drop off your compost in the bins there that are located near the front of the garden.

Drop off times
Anytime during daylight hours, any day of the week.

What can be composted
Uncooked kitchen scraps are fine like fruit peels and egg shells. Also, paper towels that have been used to wipe up water, OJ, or other non-oily spills. Paper towel holders, toilet paper rolls

What cannot be composted
No cooked food, cheese, bread, meat, oil.

Other things to keep in mind
Most people bring their compost in a reusable container that they dump from into the compost trash can or directly into the compost bin. If you bring your compost in a plastic bag,please don’t put the plastic bag in the compost bins.

Composting Service
Also, just to let you know. There is a service called CompostNow that will pick up your compost from your house. Here is their information: https://compostnow.org/

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