Mulberry Fields is an unique oasis hidden in Candler Park. It is located down an old city alley next to 1301 Iverson St. Come through the gate and follow the path. The acre of open meadow, mulberry grove and towering old pecan trees offer an accessible green space for recreation, environmental education, community building and organic growing. The garden also shelters neighborhood hawks, owls, bluebirds and a variety of woodpecker species. In the later part of the 1800’s Mulberry Fields was part of a dairy farm, and the oldest farm house was built on the west end of the property – it still stands today.
Children and their families flock to the animal pens to visit the goats, discover the wonder of fresh eggs and play in the meadow and on the basketball court. Today there are 25 households as community garden participants. Mulberry Fields was named after a beloved goat, Mulberry. Play groups for mothers and toddlers regularly meet in the meadow. Children discover the wonder of growing their own food and learn about the life cycle of plants insects, bird’s trees and flowers.
In 2007, the land was placed in a conservation easement securing its continuity as green space and protecting it from development. In 2016, the Wylde Center assumed management of Mulberry Fields. (Lightly edited from the Wylde Center-Mulberry Fields website,)