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Mulberry Fields Gone Wylde!

 

Join Wylde Center as we help Mulberry Fields celebrate summer!

Thank you to the following the sponsors for supporting Mulberry Fields Gone Wylde!
Because of their generous support, we are able to make this a FREE event and support the daily management of Mulberry Fields Garden.

July 2017 from 5pm-10pm

  Wylde Center and Friends of Mulberry Fields will host

Mulberry Fields Gone Wylde!

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Candler Park - Down the Alley  at  1303 Iverson St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Come out to Mulberry Fields for this free annual event and hear great live music, enjoy local beers and beverages, savor delicious food from nearby establishments and give a shout to summertime! Kids will enjoy face painting and games, and there will be performances and entertainment for the whole family. Finish the evening off with a bonfire of Chick-a-billy revelry!

Thank you to following business for your donations!

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This event is free, and is offered as a gift to the community surrounding Mulberry Fields. It is also a fundraiser for the Wylde Center and its management of Mulberry Fields.  Donations and memberships to the Wylde Center will be accepted during the event. Join the party, grab a beer and stop by the Wylde Center table to learn more about how you can help this beautiful garden thrive.

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Sponsorships keep this beloved annual event free to the public.  For business and individual sponsorships, please visit our Sponsorship and Support tab to find out more information about levels.

 

 

 

Mulberry Fields Gone Wylde

Party Schedule TBA (this is the 2016 schedule)

5:00

Food / Drink:   Light Appetizers, Lemonade, Beer (for Adults)

Activities: Games, Bubbles, Hoops, and Ruby the Clown!

6:00

Food / Drink:   Heartier Fare from The Mercantile, Cameli’s Pizza and more

  Bar Open!! – Cocktails, Beer, Wine

Activities: Sacred Lotus Henna Tattoo Designs, Face Painting, Animal Visit

6:30

Activities:  Music by Webster

 7:00

Food / Drink:  Desserts by Lotta Frutta and Palascinta

7:15

Activities: Announcements / Presentation

7:30

Activities: More music by Webster

8:00

Food / Drink: Bar Closes!! Clearing of Food begins

               Lemonade, Beer available as supply lasts

8:45

Activities: Announcements

9:00

           Activities:  Chick-a-Billy Bonfire!

9:30

Activities: Preliminary Clean Up begins

 

Wylde Center – Mulberry Fields
Mulberry Fields Gone Wylde! Sponsorship Package

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring Mulberry Fields Gone Wylde! Is a great way to support a treasured resource in Candler Park, while gaining exposure for your business in the community.

Gold Level Sponsor – $1,000

  • Company may use ‘Official WC Event Sponsor’ in their media

  • Business logo included on:

    • Event website (with link)

    • Event banner hung during event;

    • 3 e-newletters sent to 2,500 contacts;

    • Event press releases

    • Event poster distributed in/around surrounding communities

    • Social media marketing

  • Sponsor recognized by emcee during event

  • 2 invitations to Growing Circle donor events

  • May set up and staff display during the event

  • Dedicated Facebook post and tweet about sponsorship, with link

  • Company banner (provided by sponsor) hung at event

PURCHASE THIS SPONSORSHIP 

Silver Level Sponsor – $500

  • Company may use ‘Official WC Event Sponsor’ in their media

  • Business name included on:

    • Event website (with link)

    • Event banner hung during event;

    • 3 e-newletters sent to 2,500 contacts;

    • Event press releases

    • Event poster distributed in/around surrounding communities

    • Social media marketing

  • Sponsor recognition by emcee during event

  • 2 invitations to Growing Circle donor events

  • May set up sponsor display during event

PURCHASE THIS SPONSORSHIP 

Bronze Level Sponsor – $250

  • Company may use ‘Official WC Event Sponsor’ in their media

  • Business name included on:

    • Event website (with link)

    • Event banner hung during event

    • Social media marketing

PURCHASE THIS SPONSORSHIP 

What is Wylde Center – Mulberry Fields?

Wylde Center was founded in 1997 out of a need to provide opportunities to experience nature in an urban environment. As a result of the community’s involvement and commitment, the organization has evolved into a large and active nonprofit organization seeking to expand the community’s understanding of the environment, natural habitats, gardening, sustainability, and environmental stewardship.

Mulberry Fields was established In 1992, when Jesse Harris and Richard Bathrick created a small intown farm with goats and chickens and began creating an organic garden with the intention to open access to the neighborhood. Children and their families soon flocked to the animal pens to visit the goats, discover the wonder of fresh eggs, and play in the meadow.  For the past two decades, Mulberry Fields has been an integral and treasured part of the Candler Park neighborhood.

This summer, Mulberry Fields Gone Wylde! is a party to celebrate Mulberry Fields joining the Wylde Center as its 5th garden so that it can continue to thrive as a urban greenspace and community resource.  The entire neighborhood is invited to this free event, and over 250 attendees are expected.

What Does Wylde Center Do?

  • Operates five greenspaces, spanning nearly six acres in four different Decatur and Atlanta neighborhoods, featuring on-site educational and after-school programs, community garden plots, a working herb farm, a wooded lot with native plant restoration, chicken coops and beehives, with all four sites open to the public year-round.

  • Hosts 15+ annual Wylde Center events and serves as a sites for private event rentals.

  • Provides one of the largest youth environmental and science education programs in metro-Atlanta, serving public school students in Decatur and Atlanta, residents of the Decatur Housing Authority and non-traditional schools with curriculum linked to the Common Core Standards.

  • Offers garden coaching for schools, churches and other non-profits throughout metro-Atlanta on garden installation, urban greenspace management and community gardening.

  • Engages with the community through over 300 volunteer opportunities by speaking at local organic agriculture and environmental education conferences and by partnering with other local organizations.

  • Assists with community gardens; leads conservation efforts and demonstrations; serves thousands of stakeholders; and provides education about nutrition and healthy cooking.

Volunteer for Mulberry Fields Gone Wylde!

Many volunteer opportunities are available surrounding Mulberry Fields Gone Wylde!

Follow this link to sign up easily for the volunteer tasks you’d like:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044daea623a5f49-mulberry

Thank you so much for your interest in Wylde Center and WC-Mulberry Fields!

Welcome to Mulberry Fields!

Mulberry Fields

Mulberry Fields is an unique oasis in the rapidly developing in-town neighborhood of Candler Park in Atlanta. We are located down an old city alley next to 1303 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.

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Children 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.

Continue to visit this page throughout the coming month as we share more updates and details about this wonderful new garden. The Wylde Center is excited to welcome Mulberry Fields to the Wylde Center family, and we can’t wait to share even more with you. Be sure to join us for the Mulberry Fields Gond Wylde! summer party event on July 16!

 

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