In the ticket booklet will be maps and addresses of all of the coops on the tour. This is a self-guided tour best accomplished with the aid of a motor vehicle. The coops are a bit too spread out to make walking the tour a viable option for most.Your ticket purchase benefits The Wylde Center and Georgia Organics to support their operations and programs.
The Wylde Center
Mission: To cultivate vibrant green space and inspire a community of environmental stewards.
Vision: The Wylde Center (CGP) - incorporated in 1997 - actively engages youth, families, and individuals in their environment, health, and community through organized programs, classes, and events that develop creative skills in sustainable urban living, organic gardening, health and nutrition. The Wylde Center serves as community garden, nature center, neighborhood meeting space, and wildlife habitat that is open for all to experience the potential of urban green space. The Garden is a model that provides the resources for people to take home and apply the lessons they learn here in other arenas of their lives. In 2010, The Wylde Center expanded by one acre with the addition of Sugar Creek Garden as well as adopting the Decatur Farm to School initiative into the organization.
Mission: Integrating healthy, sustainable and locally grown food into the lives of all Georgians.
Georgia Organics is the state's nonprofit leader in advancing sustainable foods and farms. Founded in 1997, Georgia Organics offers classes, farm and garden tours, talks and other events, with the goal of educating consumers as well as farmers, gardeners, and agricultural professionals. Georgia Organics produces a highly-regarded local food guide and offers a mentoring program that links successful organic farmers with producers new to organics. It helps existing growers improve production and marketing and has supported efforts to improve farm-to-school programs in Georgia. A recent collaboration with Emory's Sustainable Food Initiative is providing a "farmer liaison" to help expand the supply of sustainable and organic production in the state. Georgia Organics annual meeting is a highlight of the agricultural year, and the organization has played an increasing role with institutions of policy, research, outreach and education to improve and increase organics in Georgia.