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The mission of Wylde Center is to support resilient communities by connecting people to nature through environmental education and public greenspace.

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

Don't miss these upcoming classes and events at Wylde Center.

Wylde Gardening Series: Your Yard is Nature’s Best Hope!

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

SOLD OUT! Join Wylde Center and Quiet Georgia in an in person class on October 1st from 12-1:30 p.m. Birds and Pollinators are disappearing at…

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Farm to School Open House for Educators

October 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Wylde Center invites all Educators to our Oakhurst Garden for a Farm to School Open House. This gathering serves as a celebration to those who have partnered with us over the years and as a welcoming Educators who are new to Wylde Center programming.

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Wylde Family Series: All Things Spinach

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

All Things Spinach! Join Wylde Center’s Farm to School Program Manager, Dory Cooper, for a family cooking lesson “All ABout Spinach.” Adults and children ages…

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Explore Wylde Center's Five Gardens

Our five greenspaces are open to the public every day from sunup to sundown.

Oakhurst Garden
Hawk Hollow S'Mores Nov 2015
Mulberry Fields
Sugar Creek

Oakhurst Garden & Wylde Woods

Oakhurst Garden is magical and whimsical and hearty. This garden is full of nooks and crannies and has it all, including a cob house named Ox and a cat named Cardoon. Oakhurst is here to serve the greater Atlanta community…


Hawk Hollow Garden

Hawk Hollow is a natural setting with a woodland Tolkien feel. It is a place to explore habitats and ecosystems. There are woodland paths, a butterfly garden, a creek, and two Hobbit Houses that you can even rent for an…


Mulberry Fields

Named after a beloved goat of times past, Mulberry Fields is an acre of open meadow, mulberry groves, flower gardens, and towering old pecan trees. It offers an accessible greenspace for recreation, environmental education, community building, and organic growing. A…


Sugar Creek Garden and Herb Farm

The free spirit of the Wylde Center greenspaces… Sugar Creek is meant to serve as a model for urban farming on unbuildable land. Situated in a floodplain, the site cannot be used for residential or commercial construction. This “valueless” land…


Edgewood Community Learning Garden

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. Serving as a demonstration garden, there are fruit trees, veggie beds, compost bins, pollinator…