orchard preservation

We are merely stewards of this land.

About Us

The Apple Core Project preserves Western Colorado's fruit heritage and saves rare apple genetics by  grafting and planting trees, mapping orchards and providing educational programming to promote a healthy agrarian ecosystem within our communities of west San Miguel and Montrose Counties.

6th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival
Head West and see what your neighbors are up to by celebrating the 6th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival on October 8th from 11am-4pm at the Nucla Town Park. Music by Durango's Spaghetti Western Band. There will be apple pressing, heirloom apple variety display, food and craft vendors....
Oct 08, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Nucla Town Park,
Nucla, CO 81424, USA
Our Services

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


Project Photo Gallery

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