orchard preservation

We are merely stewards of this land.


About Us

The Apple Core Project of Western Colorado promotes fruit tree preservation through mapping and collecting information regarding fruit tree varieties, gathering historical information, and propagating rare heirloom fruit genetics via grafting and planting new trees. We are passionate about educating current orchard owners, school children and the general public about heirloom fruit and fruit trees. We will connect with local distribution resources, expanding statewide and nationally as appropriate, leading to expansion of the fruit growing economy of the Western Slope.

Our Services
Heirloom Apple Grafting Class with Apple Core Project
Join the Apple Core Project for an afternoon of grafting using new growth cuttings from local heirloom apple trees. In this class you will explore the fruit growing history in the region and learn how to graft apple trees.
Apr 23, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
1045 Main St, Nucla, CO 81424, USA

Are you a teacher looking for experiential learning programs? Do you have an heirloom tree or orchard? 




Grafting & Planting

Historical Documentation

Site Assessment

Gleaning & Picking

Pressing Apples for Juice


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