Operation Appleseed Forest Revival Concert with JuJu Eyeball
Worthy Brewing needs a few good tree planters. On October 2, Worthy Brewing will host the Forest Revival Benefit Concert featuring Juju Eyeball, Bend’s Beatles Band. This concert will help Operation Appleseed reach its goal to plant 1 million trees in Oregon by 2023.
Before the Covid-19 pandemic struck, Operation Appleseed was on its way to planting around 500,000 native trees in the ground in Oregon by the end of 2021, targeting badly burned and mismanaged public and private forests. As a result of the pandemic, several volunteer tree planting events, mainly in the Deschutes and Willamette National Forests, were postponed.
Worthy Garden Club, Worthy Brewing’s non-profit arm, launched Operation Appleseed in 2019 with a pledge of $1 million. That money was allocated to several partners including Discover Your Forest, The Cascade Volunteers, the US Forest Service, the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, and the Oregon Natural Desert Association.
And then came the catastrophic fires, which have again delayed the planting schedule.
“Now more than ever, as the forests burn and the usually pristine Oregon air turns toxic, we need to plant more trees,” said Roger Worthington, owner of Worthy Brewing. “Oregonians want to do something, pitch in, roll up their sleeves, and volunteer to help restore the forests, the lungs of our precious and hurting planet.”
The Forest Revival Concert will feature guest speakers from the US Forest Service and Discover Your Forest, among other forest advocates. Because of the pandemic and raging fires, as of now no definitive dates for planting can be scheduled. However, the Worthy Garden Club will be collecting names of tree lovers who wish to volunteer their time when the time is ripe.
“As our public lands face new and daunting challenges from climate change to mega fires, we need our communities to come together to support these amazing places,” said Rika Ayotte, Executive Director of Discover Your Forest. “The Worthy Garden Club has set an incredible example by initiating Operation Appleseed, which will fund essential reforestation efforts from here East of the Cascades all the way to the Oregon Coast.”
Worthy Garden Club is also accepting donations, 100% of which will be invested in cultivating and planting more native trees to our Oregon forests. Worthy Brewing will be donating a healthy percentage of all sales of its recently released Tenmile dry hopped lager to Operation Appleseed.
Worthy Brewing’s Forest Revival Benefit Concert is free and will be livestreamed on worthybrewing.com. WBC will also be presenting a video on the Worthy “dream wall” that highlights the beauty, wonder and utility of healthy forests. WGC will enforce all pending rules regarding mask wearing and safe distancing.
May the Forest be with you.
Worthy Garden Club is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to showcase the wonders of the planet & beyond while emphasizing the need to protect this special place we call home through sustainability and astronomy education programs at our Worthy Garden and Hopservatory.
For more information, visit www.operationappleseed.com and www.worthygardenclub.com
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