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February 2023

S’mores in the Garden

February 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us by the fire Bring your family to roast a s'more or two by the fire.  Wylde Center is providing all of the ingredients. S'mores in the Garden is a free event. We do love our members! Join or renew today.  Date, Times and Locations: Oakhurst Garden Date: Saturday, February 4th Time: 5-7PM Address: 435 Oakview Road Decatur, GA 30030 In case of rain or wintry weather, the event will be held on February 11, 2023 from 5-7 PM. Please…

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Wylde Gardening Class: Grow a Spring Vegetable Garden (Webinar)

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

Kick off a new growing year by planting a spring vegetable garden. Join Stephanie Van Parys, Executive Director of Wylde Center and horticulturist to learn what vegetables to include in your spring garden. She will share tips on what to plant, how to plant, and tips for a successful and bountiful harvest. Both new and experienced gardeners are welcome to join in and ask many questions   Webinar will be held Wednesday, February 8, 2023 @ 7 PM Session limited to 50…

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Morning School Garden Club Webinar: Starting Seeds in the Classroom

February 9 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 am

Whether you are new to gardening or you want to share your expertise, Morning Garden Club is a series of mini webinars to connect with other school gardeners and learn specific tips for making your garden program a success! Each month Wylde Center staff will host a Morning Garden Club with a 10-minute training or interview and then open the floor up for questions and discussion. Grab your coffee and join for the entire session or hop on to ask…

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

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Stephanie Van Parys, our executive director, horticulturist, and long time vegetable gardener for the basics of how to start a garden, sustain the soil, insect control, fertilization, what to plant when, and so much more! This program is designed for the new gardener or for a seasoned gardener who would like to pick up new tips. ______________________ Webinar will be held February 21, 2023,  7-9 PM. Session limited to 50 pre-registered participants $25 for General Public $15 for Wylde Center Members _______________________ Join…

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Seed and Scion Exchange

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us on Sunday, February 26 for our annual Seed and Scion Exchange. . We’ll be swapping all types of seeds and cuttings for fruit trees (scions), including heirloom seeds, seeds you save from your own plants, and extra seeds you may have purchased. . We ask that every participant bring a minimum of five packets of seeds to share. These may be seeds that you have saved or seeds that you have purchased that you distribute over several packets…

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March 2023

Backyard Builders: Make a Home for Mason Bees!

March 4 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edgewood Community Learning Garden, 1503 Hardee St.
Atlanta, GA 30307 United States
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Backyard Builders: Make a Home for Mason Bees! Join Wylde Center and Beecatur on March 4th at Edgewood Community Learning Garden for the 4th 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, where they live, their unique life-cycle and how they are similar and different from other bees. We'll look at a variety of different homes…

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Wylde Center Dine Out

March 15

We are hosting a Spring Dine Out on March 15th benefitting our Decatur Farm to School programs. How the Dine Out works: Go to any of our participating restaurants (list below) during their hours of operations on Wednesday, March 15th. If ordering take out please order directly through the restaurant. A portion of the proceeds from your order will be donated back to Wylde Center. Money raised from this event goes directly to our Decatur Farm to School Program these…

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Atlanta Science Festival

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Come see our Wylde Center Garden Wonders table at the Atlanta Science Festival on March 19th from 10:00 am-2:15 pm Garden Wonders Explore Wylde Center's Oakhurst Garden with a naturalist! From a behind the scenes tour of our green house to a creek exploration to look for salamanders to getting a taste of the sweet honey from our beehives, you'll learn all about this intown garden wonderland!

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Wylde Gardening Series: Grow A Summer Vegetable Garden (Webinar)

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

Are you planning on growing a summer garden, but aren't sure what to plant or when or how? Stephanie Van Parys, our executive director and horticulturist will go through the extensive options of vegetables you may include in your garden this summer. She'll share vegetable varieties, planting tips, and ways to ensure a successful garden.   Webinar will be held Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 7-8:30 PM Session limited to 50 pre-registered participants   $20 for General Public $10 for Wylde Center Members…

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Wylde Gardening Series: Growing Your Best Tomatoes (Webinar)

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Are you planting tomatoes this spring? Do you want to know which varieties do best or how you can keep the squirrels from taking your fruit? Then don't miss this deep dive into the world of tomatoes with Stephanie Van Parys, Executive Director and horticulturist. Participants will learn tips for growing a successful crop of tomatoes in both the ground and containers, and at least half of the program will be dedicated to which tomato varieties grow well here in the…

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April 2023

Wylde Gardening Series: Grow Your Own Basil from Seed (In Person)

April 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Edgewood Community Learning Garden, 1503 Hardee St.
Atlanta, GA 30307 United States

Students taking this class will learn about the varieties of basil that are high yielding and disease resistant in our area; learn about the Winter Sowing method by converting clear plastic containers such as milk jugs into mini-greenhouses; learn about the many ways students can use this method to grow their own plants from seed; sow out at least 4 types of disease resistant basil strains into their new mini-greenhouses; each student should expect to end up with at least 12 future basil transplants.…

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