Opportunity Details

Environment, Civic & Community

Age Minimum (with Adult): 12+, Minimum Age:12+

Sugar Creek Green Gardens Weekend Volunteering

The Wylde Center's missionTo cultivate vibrant greenspaces and inspire communities of environmental stewards.

The Wylde Center 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. 

Sugar Creek our herb farm and garden in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Decatur offers many unique opportunities for digging in the dirt.  We do everything from mulching to planting to weeding.  Because gardening is so seasonally dependent, it is hard for us to predict exactly what we will be doing on each work day, but we can promise you some hard work and getting dirty!

A few things to know:


Our work is dependent on weather.  If on your scheduled work day there is heavy rain, inclement weather (such as thunder, lightning, ice, snow), or the temperature is below 35° or above 94° we will cancel the workday.  We also suggest that on “Orange Alert” days groups that may be affected reschedule their workdays.

Closed-toe shoes are highly recommended.  We also recommend that long hair be tied up and that loose jewelry not be worn.  Please no heavy perfumes.

Being Prepared

Please apply sunblock and bug spray BEFORE arriving.  We try to keep some on hand, but it is a good idea for your group to bring those items with you.  Every person in your group must have a water bottle.  

*if you are a group that needs to cancel less than 48 hours in advance, please call your site coordinator

*Pre-arranged groups of youth volunteers must have 1 adult to every 5 children

*Volunteers under the age of 18 must be signed in by a legal guardian.

Minor Release Forms can be found HERE.

Volunteer Policy
If noone show up to volunteer in the first 30 minutes, we may leave the site to attend to other things.

Two no-shows and we will remove you from the ability to sign up for future opportunities.

Court ordered service must be approved by the Greenspace Director and offenses need to be disclosed.  If necessary, volunteers may be subject to a background check.

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