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Atlanta Farm to School


Wylde Center partners with FoodCorps Service Members to introduce students in Title I Atlanta Public Schools to new foods, increase their knowledge of where food comes from, and instill a love and respect for the outdoors while creating a welcoming greenspace in an urban area.

Current APS School Partners:

  • Parkside Elementary School
  • Cleveland Ave Elementary School
  • Fred A. Toomer Elementary School
  • Benteen Elementary School
  • Burgess Peterson Academy
  • Emma Hutchinson Elementary
  • M. L. King Jr. Middle School
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In School Garden Programming

We offer hands-on farm to school and environmental education lessons in school gardens. We introduce students to their garden to broaden their view of what a learning space is by bringing their classroom curriculum into real applications outside the classroom. We offer these educational experiences to all of the Title I schools in the Jackson Cluster, and have recently been able to expand to more schools by hosting a FoodCorps service member.

Garden Maintenance

Often the biggest hurdle preventing schools from using their gardens effectively is keeping up with garden maintenance so that the garden is producing and in good shape to be used as an outdoor classroom. The Wylde Center’s Atlanta Farm to School program offers regular garden maintenance like watering, weeding, and general upkeep so that your school garden is ready for use!

School Wide Taste Tests

We work with schools and parent volunteers to conduct school-wide taste tests of a seasonal vegetable in the cafeteria at least once a year. Students get to vote on whether they enjoy the veggie, and take home a recipe so they can make it at home.

Field Trips

We offer field trips for all grades at our community learning garden in Atlanta. Students get a hands-on experience working with soil, pollinators, plants, seeds, and chickens to reinforce standards learned in their school garden or classroom. Field trips may also include a cooking activity and tasting in our kitchen classroom!

Click here for more information about our field trips.

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Farm to School Newsletter

The Wylde Center now offers a farm to school newsletter for teachers, parents, and school garden supporters. Each newsletter offers helpful information like seasonal gardening tips, lesson plan ideas, and professional development opportunities for teachers.

View previous newsletters here.