Connecting people to the natural world & cultivating a community of environmental stewards working together to build a greener & healthier planet through advocacy, action & education
CONSERVATION & NATURAL SCIENCE EDUCATION
It's the thread that holds our programming together.
Our on-site farm and gardens provide ample opportunity for sustainable gardening education, while our one-of-a-kind Hopservatory works to conserve dark skies and make astronomy accessible to the general public.
Our robust program in wild lands conservation focuses on education and advocacy for the important values associated with a diversity of ecosystems ranging from sagebrush-steppe to old-growth coastal forests, including the EAST CASCADES NATIVE PLANT HUB partnership with Oregon State University and the National Park Service.
See current operating hours and learn more about our astronomy program
Visit WinterCreek, Bend's oldest native plant nursery
We have lots going on! Find talks and workshops that interest you
Meet the chickens and learn about our regenerative ag practices
Want to get your hands dirty? See how you can get involved
Read tips and tricks to garden sustainably in Central Oregon
"In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we have been taught."