Monica Ponce shows off one of the available bricks.
Monica Ponce shows off one of the available bricks.

The Wylde Center, an Atlanta nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating vibrant greenspaces and inspiring communities of environmental stewards, will hold its first-ever brick dedication project to raise funds for the Edgewood Community Learning Garden (ECLG), one of the center’s four greenspaces.

Individuals, families, businesses and foundations will have the opportunity to purchase one or more bricks from now through March 31 and inscribe a name or names on the brick. The engraved bricks will be used to create the main walkway leading from the entrance to the outdoor classroom pergola. Donors may select from three sizes and costs: $25 for a 4 x 8” brick, $50 for an 8 x 8” brick and $75 for a 12 x 12” brick. Orders can be placed at this link.

“We are excited about renovating our outdoor classroom area to make it more functional, productive, and safe for the community and our education programs, said Monica Ponce, ECLG manager.

The Edgewood Community Learning Garden, located at 1503 Hardee Street, became part of the Wylde Center in 2012, and is open daily to the public during daylight hours. The 3/4-acre education garden includes a chicken coop, 11 raised vegetable beds, a 1,700-gallon rain harvesting cistern and a composting site. The Wylde Center is working in partnership with the Zeist Foundation to expand the garden’s environmental and educational offerings. In addition to the brick walkway and teaching pergola, plans include increased square footage for fruit and vegetable production, a larger chicken coop, bees, a butterfly garden and a tree house.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.