Sheldon Fleming established Wonderland Gardens nearly fifteen years ago in Decatur GA to teach the community about organic gardening and sustainable living. The 8.5 acre green space has nature walks, flower beds and an organic vegetable garden which provides an environment for visitors to connect with nature. The gardens are open for the public to explore and enjoy from dawn to dusk daily. There is no admission fee.
Wonderland has developed educational programs for sharing the principles of environmental conservation and recycling with an emphasis on the need for good stewardship of the earth. Sheldon and the gardens partners have promoted the Weight Off Wisely (WOW) Factor program teaching how consuming properly prepared produce, water and exercise will promote good health and make an impact in our neighborhoods.
Sheldon Fleming’s welcoming manner and generous spirit make Wonderland Gardens a delightful place to visit as well as an invaluable resource for our community.
In 2005 Coach Anthony Wainwright founded Inspiring Kids Academy Inc. to help children rise above poverty through education and athletics. For five years IKA ran a summer baseball camp annually serving over 200 boys ages 5-13. Now located in Decatur and housed within a 82,000 square foot indoor facility IKA now reach’s thousands of children each year. The center has developed numerous programs from Cheerleading to Soccer, Preschool to After School care, classes for Life Skills and a Healthy Kids Club. Through the leadership and vision of Coach Anthony, the Academy has come to benefit many children and the community at large in numerous ways.
During the summer of 2012, Wellcom sponsored a partnership between Wonderland Gardens and Inspiring Kids Academy to provide an opportunity for an underserved group of children from Decatur, Georgia, to spend time in a garden learning about their natural environment, conservation and growing healthy food.