Wylde Center’s mission is to educate, cultivate greenspaces and build community in the areas we serve.

We offer educational programs, events and greenspaces that actively engage youth, families and individuals in their environment, health and community, and that develop skills in environmental science, sustainable urban living, organic gardening, health, and nutrition.


Wylde Center was founded in 1997 out of a need to provide opportunities to experience nature in an urban environment. Thanks to the community’s involvement and commitment, we now operate five greenspaces in four different Decatur and Atlanta neighborhoods, open year-round for the community, for events and for our educational programs. Wylde Center also provides one of the largest youth environmental and science education programs in metro-Atlanta, including the Decatur Farm to School program, Atlanta Farm to School, Healthy Living by Healthy Growing at the Decatur Housing Authority, and science program and field trips linked to Common Core standards.

Coming Soon to Wylde Center

Lunch & Learn: Winter Sowing Herbs from Seed

January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Grow your own perennial herbs from seed!   Winter Sowing is a technique that uses the outside temperatures and the power of the sun to grow strong and healthy seedlings. Join Stephanie Van Parys, Executive Director of Wylde Center and horticulturist to learn how to use this method to grow your own perennial herbs. Students…

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Lunch & Learn: Winter Sowing Perennials from Seed

January 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Start your perennials from seed! Winter is the perfect time to start your perennials from seed. Use the temperatures and the power of the sun to grow strong and healthy plants outside using a milk jug. Students will learn the basics of Winter Sowing, and will also sow out 6 different full sun perennials. Stephanie…

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Seed & Scion Exchange

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us on Sunday, January 26 for our annual event to share your seeds/scions, your knowledge, and your enthusiasm for different plant varieties with other gardeners and farmers. We’ll be swapping all types of seeds and cuttings for fruit trees (scions), including heirloom seeds, seeds you save from your own plants, and extra seeds you…

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