Gardening Internship at Sugar Creek Garden of the Wylde CenterBookmark This
415 E Lake Dr
DescriptionAbout Sugar Creek Garden
Sugar Creek Garden was established in 2010 by Decatur resident Lindsey Mann, who initiated the garden
with the mission to grow fresh, organic food in the city. The garden was the second Wylde Center
greenspace to be established, and it was initially supported by the City of Decatur as part of its urban
agriculture initiative. Now, Sugar Creek is fully funded by the Wylde Center, and its focus is on growing
fruiting bushes and trees, a variety of perennial vegetables and medicinal herbs, and select annual
vegetables and herbs.
The food produced in the garden is shared with regular volunteers and also made available to the
community through designated u-harvest events, which are publicized through Facebook and email.
Surplus food is also donated to local community food banks and sold to the Oakhurst Market. This garden
is managed using biodynamic principles and approaches, which simply put, is a way of continually working
to enliven the soil to grow happy plants!
About the Internship
The Sugar Creek Garden intern will assist the site coordinator with garden tasks and community workdays.
Tasks will focus on preparing and managing the green space and will often include weeding, thinning,
seeding, bed preparation and maintenance, mulching, and composting.
Responsibilities6-8 hours a week, Mondays, Wednesdays, and/or Fridays
• Assist and support the site coordinator with the gardening tasks of the day
• Take on a leadership role during garden workdays with the guidance of the site coordinator
Requirements• Interest in organic agriculture (an interest in permaculture and/or biodynamics is also great!)
• Able to lift 20 lbs
• Willing and able to work outside in the summer heat and get dirty
• Experience engaging with and serving the community