The 850-tree Southern Heritage Apple Orchard features more than 425 varieties of old southern apples, many of which are on the brink of extinction. These old varieties have been sought and collected throughout the south by dedicated "apple hunters" to stem the loss of this unique part of our agricultural heritage.
"Our heritage is all that we know of ourselves, what we preserve of it, our only record. That record is our beacon in the darkness of time: the light that guides our steps. Conservation is the means by which we preserve it. It is a commitment not to the past, but the future."
- Philip Ward, The Nature of Conservation: A Race Against Time