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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 found its purpose in growing herbs for sale and donation and features pockets of pollinators, medicinals, and community garden beds. There are fruit trees and vines dabbled throughout, the early makings of a food forest-to-be.

Founded in 2010, Sugar Creek was Wylde Center’s second established greenspace. Initially supported by the City of Decatur as part of its urban agriculture initiative, the site is now fully funded by the Wylde Center, though we continue to work with the city to ensure proper stewardship of the space. Evolving through a number of incarnations, the site’s focus eventually settled on the production of herbs for our community. Today you will find a variety of medicinal herbs in active cultivation, along with many opportunities for education in herbalism and gardening.

We work closely with Herbalista and the Grow a Row program to grow medicinal herbs for the free clinic as well as other herbalists in the Atlanta community. The Grow A Row Program promotes herban-agriculture in the Atlanta area by encouraging seed and skill sharing. Contact Site Coordinator, Emily Brabeck, at emily@wyldecenter.org to get involved.

Sugar Creek is a unique and interesting community space. If you are interested in hosting a workshop, yoga class, or community gathering, email us at events@wyldecenter.org!

Sugar Creek offers community composting. See our Information about dropping off compost.

This Wylde Center Greenspace is dog-friendly, but we ask that you PLEASE clean up your pet’s waste and keep your dogs leashed at all times.

Volunteer Opportunities

Regular workdays are Fridays 9am-12pm (March-November) and the fourth Saturday of the month from 9-Noon. The time changes depending on the season. To sign-up, please visit our Hands On Atlanta page for volunteer opportunities. If you would like to arrange for a group workday, please contact volunteer@wyldecenter.org.

Community Plots

The Garden has 16 plots available for rental by people of the community to grow vegetables and flowers. Basic requirements to rent a plot at the Garden includes a non-refundable $55 yearly plot fee, current Wylde Center donor membership, and a commitment to give 10 community service hours back to the Wylde Center.

Demand is high for Wylde Center community plots! To place your name on our waiting list, please click the button below to fill out a form so that we can contact you as soon as a plot becomes available.

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Location

Sugar Creek Garden and Herb Farm 415 East Lake Drive Decatur, GA 30030 Sugar Creek Garden is located in the floodplain behind Oakhurst Presbyterian Church at East Lake Drive and Second Avenue (across the street from the dog park); it is at the back of the Oakhurst Presbyterian Church parking lot.  It is open sun up to sun down except on Sunday mornings during church services and occasional Saturday special events.