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.


Lunch & Learn: Potato Cultivation 101

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch & Learn: Potato Cultivation 101 Take a deep dive into the world of potatoes, Solanum tuberosum, with Derek Pinson, Greenspace Director, in this late winter installment of our Lunch and Learn series. Learn about the fascinating history and origins of this now globally-beloved crop, renowned for its high nutrient density and relative ease of cultivation. After…

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Lunch & Learn: Plant a Spring Vegetable Garden

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch & Learn: Plant a Spring Vegetable Garden Spring flowers are blooming and that means it is also time to plant your spring garden! Join Stephanie Van Parys, Executive Director of Wylde Center and horticulturist for an in depth talk on what vegetables to include in your spring garden. From lettuce to Asian greens, Stephanie…

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Backyard Builders: Make a Home for Mason Bees!

February 29

Backyard Builders: Make a Home for Mason Bees! Join Wylde Center and Beecatur on February 29 at Edgewood Community Garden for the 2nd annual “Backyard Builders: Make a Home for Mason Bees!” program. This educational workshop will introduce kids to Mason Bees, one of metro Atlanta’s most important early-Spring pollinators. Learn how to spot them,…

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