In 1996 Sally Wylde and Louise Jackson started a to develop interest in the Oakhurst community for gardening. Initially the began in the school working with children to garden some median strips. The following year they began a community garden on a half acre piece of property acquired by Sally Wylde and her husband, Britt Dean.
Originally named the Oakhurst Community Garden Project, the organization has grown to four separate gardens three in Oakhurst and one in Edgewood. Recently, to honor Sally Wylde, the name was changed from the Oakhurst Community Garden project to The Wylde Center.