"Worthy Garden Club connects people to the natural world and cultivates a community of environmental stewards working together to build a greener and healthier planet THROUGH ADVOCACY, ACTION AND EDUCATION."
The garden club operates with two arms - one on the ground and one in the sky. Our small but mighty HOPSERVATORY brings the beauty of the cosmos to the public's eye, raising science literacy through tours, educational programs, informal lectures, and night sky and solar viewings; while our FARM and gardens serve as a base for sustainable land use education, hosting regular events that promote regenerative and closed-loop farming practices as well as ecological landscaping.
Worthy Garden Club spearheads OPERATION APPLESEED, an initiative to plant one million trees around the state of Oregon by 2023, and has sponsored many pollinator and restoration-focused plantings in Bend and beyond. We're committed to improving the health of our community members and local landscape.
Worthy Garden Club shares the campus at WORTHY BREWING on the east side of Bend, Oregon, 495 NE Bellevue Drive.
To maintain equitable access in the Central Oregon community, Worthy Garden Club has no formal membership base or associated fees. All of our EVENTS, unless indicated, are open to the public and free to attend. Registration may be required.
Sign up for our mailing list below to get advance notice of events and volunteer opportunities, and stay up to date with WGC happenings.
We're currently building a volunteer base for various projects including Operation Appleseed plantings, local Pollinator Pathway plantings and Worthy Farm assistance. Email our executive director, Rick Martinson, to add your name and areas of interest email@example.com.
Our promise of Equity and Social Responsibility:
Worthy Garden Club is committed to equitable opportunities, the elimination of discrimination,
and promise of constant learning and growth in all levels of our organization.
We acknowledge that our land is on the traditional territory of the Northern Paiute, Wasco and Warm Springs tribes, now known as the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. We honor the land and those who have stewarded it for centuries before colonization and are committed to forming deeper partnerships to address past and ongoing land-based injustices.