ABOUT THE ORCHARD
Temperate Orchard Conservancy (TOC) was established in March 2012 to save, protect and share the genetic diversity of tree fruits that grow in the temperate climate zones of the world.
TOC began its work by cloning the largest private collection of heirloom apple trees in the United States, the Botner Collection. To date, over 4,000 distinct apple varieties have been grafted and potted, and will soon be established in their permanent home, Almaty Farm in Molalla, Oregon.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Before the trees can be planted, Almaty needs fencing and irrigation. The total amount that needs to be raised is $90,000. But there are many ways you can help.
1. DONATE MONEY
2. DONATE MATERIALS
3. DONATE TIME
If you live nearby, Molalla is about 30 minutes from Portland, Oregon. If you would like to volunteer at Almaty Farm, please register your enthusiasm with the link below.
TEMPERATE ORCHARD CONSERVANCY'S MISSION
- To clone the Botner collection and other heirloom varieties in the temperate climate zone of the United States.
- To establish a science research center to ID different fruit varieties and preserve heirloom and historic specimens.
- To inform and educate so that these fruit trees can be preserved and shared for years to come.
THE HEART OF TEMPERATE ORCHARD CONSERVANCY
Temperate Orchard Conservancy was the dream of Joanie Cooper, the founder and President of the organization. Joanie dreamed of a handsome farm with orchard row after orchard row of apple trees, from A to Z, as far as her eyes could see. Joanie nurtured the deep desire to achieve this dream, and now she stands on Almaty Farm. The land is being worked. She can almost touch the orchard. Fencing, irrigation and strong arms are needed now. She knows her dream of thousands and thousands of temperate tree fruits is before her. When she closes her eyes, she sees it clearly. Almaty will be the safe haven for TOC now and for generations to come.
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