Saturday, April 13, 2013
The big event is Sunday, April 21. here's a cake decorating contest, a parade and the festival that includes music, a T-shirt contest and free electronics recycling.
Decatur will celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 21, with all the events happening in Oakhurst. Things start out with an Earth Day cake decorating contest. You can drop off your cake between 10 and 11 a.m. Sunday at the Oakhurst Community Garden at the Wylde Center at 435 Oakview Road. Decatur's Earth Day has a pirate theme this year, so keep that in mind. A few more volunteers are needed to help set up this event, so if you'd like to lend a hand, contact Andrea Zoppo at Andrea@Wyldecenter.org. You'd need to arrive about 9:15 a.m. and help for an hour. The actual Earth Day Festival starts at 12:30 p.m. Sunday with a parade from Harmony Park to the garden at Oakview and South McDonough. The festival will include vendors, music by the bands…
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Backyard poultry abounds in Decatur and Avondale Estates. Find out how to do it from experts at the Wylde Center.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Backyard poultry abounds in Decatur and Avondale Estates. Learn from experts at Wylde Center event.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The Wylde Center and the Decatur Library will continue their collaboration.
Back in February, the Wylde Center and the Decatur Library announced a series of free classes with the "Living Green" theme. The classes were so successful that more classes will be offered this month and in 2013. All the classes are free and will be held in the library at 215 Sycamore St. You don't have to register in advance. Here's the list of upcoming classes provided by the Wylde Center.. From the Kitchen to the Medicine Cabinet Wednesday Dec. 12, 7-8 p.m. Heal Yourself! Join one of Oakhurst Community Garden’s favorite teachers Charli Vogt, of Beyond the Measuring Cup, and meet some of the food, herbs, and spices in your kitchen that are health inducing. Taste and learn about food that restores health and provides comfort. Charli …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The environmental group will hold a member celebration 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the Oakhurst Community Garden, aka The Wylde Center.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
It will be held at 9 a.m. at the Oakhurst Community Garden.
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Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Decatur Library and the Oakhurst Community Garden Project (now called the Wylde Center) have presented a series of "Living Green" classes this year. They touch on subjects such as "Your Edible Garden," "Sustainable Landscaping" and "Drought and Rain Gardens -- Prepare for Both." The latest class in the series will be a compost workshop for the whole family. It will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oakhurst Garden at 435 Oakview Road, Decatur. The garden says, "Join the staff of the Oakhurst Community Garden Project and learn all there is to know about composting. Families will rotate through hands-on stations learning stations. Learn how to take care of a pile, what do you do with the compost once it is finished? Please RSVP to …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Greg Levine honored for making "a contribution to the local community and its natural environment."
Greg Levine of Trees Atlanta was named the 2012 recipient of the Sally Wylde Cultivating Life Award. The award was established in 2010 by the Oakhurst Community Garden Project (renamed the Wylde Center) and the City of Decatur to recognize an individual or organization in Decatur who makes a contribution to the local community and its natural environment. Patch asked Levine to tell something about himself. He provided this information by email: My parents live in Lilburn and I am one of four children. I was born at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta and currently live in Decatur with my partner David Gunderson. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia. I am a International Society of …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The late Sally Wylde founded the garden in 1997.
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Thursday, May 3, 2012
The Oakhurst Community Garden Project has been renamed the Wylde Center, after founder Sally Wylde. Stephanie Van Parys, executive director of the Wylde Center, said the change was needed because the organization is now a multi-dimensional nonprofit that outgrew its original brand. It's now much more than a community garden. The organization's headquarters will remain at the Oakhurst Garden at South McDonough Street and Oakview Road. The official name of that site will become Wylde Center at Oakhurst Garden. How big is the Wylde Center? It's now running these programs: Oakhurst Garden, the Sugar Creek Garden, Decatur Farm to School, environmental and education-based youth outreach programs, garden coaching, community-wide education and …