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Our Mission

Connecting people to the natural world & cultivating a community of environmental stewards working together to build a greener & healthier planet through advocacy, action & education

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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.


Get Involved

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

Let's connect!

495 NE Bellevue Drive

Bend, OR 97701


(541) 316-0080

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"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."

Barbara Dioum

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