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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 a Wylde Center Garden.

Don't miss these upcoming classes and events.

Jewelry Workshop with Torre

Please join us for the second workshop in our Wylde Artist series on May 5, 1 PM – 3 PM at our Edgewood Garden. The Wylde Artists series focuses on connecting youth to nature through art. Jewelry designer, Torre Hoffman, will teach students how to create beautiful pieces inspired by nature’s palette. This class is…

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Plant Sale Festival

This year,  Wylde Center Plant Sale festival will be the feature of a larger event, Legacy Community Day. Legacy Community Day is a celebration of the non-profits that do their great work at Legacy Park as well as other non-profits around Decatur and Atlanta. There will also be local vendors, food trucks, and a space…

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Earth Day Progressive Volunteer Opportunity

Spend Earth Day volunteering at Wylde Center! Our Greenspace team and volunteers will spend the day beautifying our greenspaces. Please join us for a day celebrating nature! When: April 22 Where: Sugar Creek 9:30- 11:30 AM Hawk Hollow 12:30- 2:30 PM Edgewood 3:00- 5:00 PM Details: Participants can sign up for these opportunities on Hands…

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Explore Wylde Center's Five Gardens

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

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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