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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

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

Winter Sowing: Grow your Spring Vegetables from Seed

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Grow your own spring veggies from seed using a milk jug! February is the perfect time to start your veggies from seed. Use the temperatures…

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Seed and Scion Exchange

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wylde Center is excited to be bringing back our annual Seed and Scion Exchange on February 20, 2022 from 1-4 PM. This is an event…

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Wylde Gardening Series: Basics of Growing a Garden (Webinar)

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Stephanie Van Parys, our executive director, horticulturist, and long time vegetable gardener while she goes over the basics of how to start a garden,…

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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
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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…

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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…

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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 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…

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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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