Goal and Mission

Goal & Mission

Goal of TOC

The gold of the Temperate Orchard Conservancy (TOC) is to preserve and share the genetic diversity of tree fruit that can be grown in the temperate climate zone of the United States and other countries.

Mission of TOC

  • To clone the private Botner collection of tree fruit varieties as well as numerous other orchards and establish an organized orchard able to grow and sustain up to 15,000 trees.
  • To establish a science research center for the genetic testing of temperate tree fruit, the identification of tree fruit varieties, and the preservation of heirloom and historic specimens.
  • To develop and maintain an education facility and a library for the provision of formal and informational education programs related to the preservation and perpetuation of temperate zone tree fruit.