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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.

Webinar: How to Prep a School Garden for Winter

December 7 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Whether you are new to gardening or you want to share your expertise, Wylde Center’s Farm to School Webinar Series is designed to connect with…

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Taylor Swift Sing-a-long

December 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Decatur High School graduate, Lilly Ashe, will be leading a Taylor Swift sing- a-long on!  This event is FREE! When? Dec. 13, 4-6 PM. Where?…

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Webinar: Starting Seeds in the Classroom

January 4, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Whether you are new to gardening or you want to share your expertise, Wylde Center’s Farm to School Webinar Series is designed to connect with…

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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 is here to serve the greater Atlanta community as a beautiful space to learn and enjoy. It has community plots, a greenhouse, a mini-farm, herb garden, chickens and pocket ecosystems throughout the site. It is an excellent spot for…


Hawk Hollow Garden

There are woodland paths, a butterfly garden, a creek, and two Hobbit Houses to explore. Hawk Hollow’s purpose is to restore as much native habitat as possible while removing invasive species. New native species are introduced on an annual basis….


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

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…