Founded by Hattie Carthan, Magnolia Tree Earth Center is an environmental organization that has planted 1,500 trees in the Bed-Stuy area, and has for more than 20 years planted gardens in vacant lots. MTEC programs include workshops, community service projects, tours, career-awareness services and worker training. The organization also has an art gallery that exhibits environmentally themed artwork. MTEC's Garden Club meet on the first Saturday of every month. Volunteers are welcome.