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Sheldon Fleming

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Board Member

Phone: (404) ***-****  HQ Phone
Leadership DeKalb
315 West Ponce De Leon Avenue Suite 1069
Decatur , Georgia 30030
United States

Company Description: Leadership DeKalb is committed to the success of our community. Our goal is to become a member-driven organization, serving and promoting our members. As a...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Columbia High School
  • associate's degree
    Georgia Perimeter College
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Web References
Outstanding Community Leaders Awards
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Sheldon Fleming '08 Wonderland Gardens, Inc
Editorial Advisory Board
www.homeimprovementmag.com, 3 Nov 2007 [cached]
Sheldon Fleming
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Sheldon Fleming is the executive director of Wonderland Gardens, a 20-acre public park and education center in Atlanta that he opened in 1997.Wonderland Gardens contains flowerbeds, vegetable gardens and walking paths, and also is an education center that teaches gardening and other life skills to school children, seniors, the disabled and at-risk youth.Fleming runs the day-to-day operations of the gardens, and has had the opportunity to witness first-hand the major impact that even a small garden can make in his African-American community.Fleming also teaches classes at the local community college and speaks at horticultural events.Currently, he is a host of TV One's Can You Dig It!, a gardening and yard makeover show.
Contact Us
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Founder/Executive Director - Sheldon Fleming
sfleming@wonderlandgardens.org
Wonderland Gardens
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Wonderland Gardens founder and Executive Director Sheldon Fleming has won a 2007 TBS Pathfinders award for his service to the community. Wonderland Gardens on Rainbow Drive in Decatur seeks to connect people with nature through walking trails, community gardens, an outdoor classroom, an amphitheater and a pavilion. Fleming is host of the half-hour cable show, "Can You Dig It," in its third season and airing Friday mornings on TV One.
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Sheldon Fleming's love of nature is on display at Wonderland Gardens, a 20-acre oasis he founded more than a decade ago.
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Fleming, the gardens' executive director, teaches people of all ages about recycling and "the healthy side of life."
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Sheldon Fleming will solve common garden problems faced by homeowners in the one-hour show, produced by Homerun Entertainment.
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The answer was clear to Sheldon Fleming, founder of Wonderland Gardens in south DeKalb County and co-host of a television gardening show debuting this month.
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That's the essence of the show,' " Fleming said.
Fleming replaced the fake flowers with a tasteful array of flowering plants and shrubs. He features the makeover on his new TV series, "Can You Dig It," which begins airing at 7:30 p.m. July 30 on the Comcast cable channel TV One.
The network wanted to tap into the nation's No. 1 leisure activity ---gardening --- with a show aimed at an African-American audience.
"The show is geared toward the new gardener," said Fleming, 46. "We're wanting to introduce persons of color to gardening. Historically, botanical gardens are not in the African-American community. We don't frequent them. The closest we can remember to being in a garden is [being] on a farm."
On the show, Fleming teaches viewers how to plant vegetable gardens, tend a lawn and create a patio garden, among other things.
Producer Jennifer Gribbon said Fleming is "phenomenal" on camera and passionate about tilling the earth.
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Fleming was born in Anchorage, Alaska, but grew up in Columbus, Ohio. He moved to DeKalb County in 1976 and graduated from Columbia High School.
Though he earned an associate's degree in landscape technology from Georgia Perimeter College, he learned the most from visiting public gardens, talking to nursery owners and attending con- ferences.
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"It's unsolved to this day," Fleming said.
Fleming founded Wonderland Gardens a decade ago and dedicated it to his sister's memory.
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Fleming, the executive director, uses Wonderland Gardens to teach youngsters about "the healthy side of life."
"We have school groups [and] the DeKalb County Parks and Recreation youth coming to us," Fleming said. "And then we have Storyland, where we have pre-k [students] to 7-year-olds plant vegetables and flowers."
Visitors to Wonderland also learn about recycling, Fleming said.
"All of our benches, decking, picnic tables are made from recycled plastic," he said.
Wonderland's recycling program embodies Fleming's philosophy. "If we take care of the earth," he said, "the earth will take care of us."
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said Sheldon Fleming, executive director of Wonderland Gardens, a 20-acre garden and exhibition center near the Gallery at South DeKalb.
The "Garden Makeover" is similar to the Learning Channel's "While You Were Out," the program that features surprise remodeling jobs for homeowners.
Gardeners from "Garden Makeover" were to begin landscaping Wonderland's front entrance at 3145 Rainbow Drive Wednesday.
They're scheduled to finish late this afternoon, when they present their work to Fleming, who was kept away from the site during the work.
Fleming estimates the cost of the project at $5,000 to $7,000, but the publicity it could generate is much more valuable.
The facility's board is in the early stages of a campaign to raise at least $3.5 million to build an environmental center named after George Washington Carver on the property, which was once a dairy farm.
"The timing is just impeccable [for the Discovery Channel program]," Fleming said.
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Fleming, a former landscaper with the city of Atlanta, conceived of the gardens as a memorial to his slain sister, who was killed in 1986 when she went out one night to buy ice cream. Her killer has never been caught.
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Fleming hopes the children who work there will not only gain an appreciation for nature but also have a positive first work experience.
The rest Fleming leaves to a higher power.
"I'm pretty good, but I'm not that good," Fleming said. "God's got his hands all over this one."
Wonderland Gardens, which can be reached at 404-286-6163, is open from sunrise to dusk seven days a week. General admission is free, although group programs are charged a fee. Sheldon Fleming, executive director of Wonderland Gardens, was kept from the site during the makeover. Sheldon Fleming, executive director of Wonderland Gardens, waters vegetables. He expects publicity from the televised makeover to boost Wonderland's fund-raising for an environmental center.
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Sheldon Fleming, the garden's founder, was one of 10 individuals and organizations recognized for their community service. Wonderland Gardens , which is located on the old Mathis Dairy property on Rainbow Drive, teaches adults and children about gardening and native vegetation.
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Fleming said the sculpture will be installed in a permanent location in the spring.
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Sheldon Fleming, founder and executive director of Wonderland Gardens, said a highlight of his presentation will be an award-winning exhibit that shows the transformation of the Mathis dairy property from agriculture to dairy to an urban garden. The exhibit won awards from the Southeast Flower show in February and in 1998 for including young people in creating the exhibit and for design content.
"It's a reminder of what agriculture was about," Fleming said.
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Sheldon Fleming's dream of bringing young people into contact with nature and their elders began last summer with the first planting of Wonderland Gardens in south DeKalb County.
The past two weekends, high school students have come to the garden for another worthy goal, to harvest the cabbage and broccoli and donate them to needy residents over the Thanksgiving holiday.
"I want the youth to walk away with a better understanding of community gardening," Fleming said.
Fleming started the garden this year in tribute to his sister who was murdered in 1986.
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Fleming also planned to turn the harvest into a learning opportunity for the youth. After the hard work, they planned to "have a panel discussion on the social advantages of community gardening," he said.
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Sheldon Fleming's dream of bringing young people into contact with nature and their elders began last summer with the first planting of Wonderland Gardens in south DeKalb County. The last two weekends, high school students have come to the garden for another worthy goal, to harvest the cabbage and broccoli and donate them to needy residents over the Thanksgiving holiday.
"I want the youth to walk away with a better understanding of community gardening," Fleming said. Fleming started the garden this year in tribute to his sister, who was murdered in 1986. The garden will, by next spring, have a large community gardening area where senior citizens will be paired with young people to work plots of land. Much of the produce from the garden will be donated.
This Thanksgiving, Wonderland Garden's produce will go to feed people at the Methodist Children's Home and the Rev. Hosea Williams' Feed the Hungry Program. Fleming also planned to turn the harvest into a learning opportunity for the youth. After the hard work, they plan to "have a panel discussion on the social advantages of community gardening," he said.
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Sheldon Fleming helped his father build a tropical paradise around a serene pond in south DeKalb county after his sister was murdered in 1986.
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For Sheldon Fleming, planting banana trees and terracing the hillside at his father's house was one of the few things that gave him a sense of peace.
"As I look back, it was the environment that helped me deal with my loss," he said.
Ten years later Kelly's case is still unsolved, and Fleming has expanded his work in the outdoors to creating in her memory the largest urban garden in metro Atlanta.
Dressed in overalls and a baseball cap, Fleming worked with a group of volunteers recently on a 10-acre expanse of former cow pasture at the old Mathis Dairy near South DeKalb Mall. Some were children who had never picked a tomato. The others includ
AHS - Press Releases April 3, 2006
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Sheldon Fleming (Decatur, Georgia)
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Sheldon Fleming opened Wonderland Gardens in 1997, a 20-acre park near Atlanta, Georgia, that has become a national model for environmental education and a hub of community involvement.Through Wonderland's many innovative programs and gardens, hundreds of children and youth have been given the opportunity to learn about plants and make connections with the natural world.Fleming is host of TV One's "Can You Dig It!"program.He also teaches classes on gardening and speaks at events around the country.He serves on the advisory panel for the AHS National Children & Youth Garden Symposium and was a speaker at last year's event.
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