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, but but 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 nine chickens, two apiaries, a pollinator garden, rain garden, pond, fruit trees, berry bushes, nine veggie beds, mushroom logs and compost bins. There's even a 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! More information.
While the Edgewood garden is open daily to families and children, children and their parents are also welcome to join us for two weekly after school clubs:
Tuesdays 3 pm-4 pm: Students work with us to plant and tend the Edgewood vegetable garden as well as other fun activities like harvesting and painting Tennessee Dancing Gourds and creating garden art. After school students even got the chance to work with a local artist to create a beautiful mural in the garden.
Thursdays 3 pm-4 pm: Students and their parents work with us to harvest garden produce and prepare a meal with it to enjoy together. Cooking club falls on the same day as our weekly farm stand, so families can easily take home garden produce to replicate the recipes we learn in class at home.
On Thursday afternoons, our donation-based farm to stand is open to the neighborhood. Our farm stand offers fresh, naturally-grown, seasonal produce grown in the Edgewood Garden to members of our community.