Brendan O’Leary writes in The Cool Down about a retired chemical engineer who is using his conservation skills to save apples.
- After learning that commercial growers were prioritizing only a select few types of apples–which was causing many other apple varieties to disappear–Tom Brown decided to take action.
- In the 90’s Brown began collecting these “lost” apple varieties and growing them in his orchard in Appalachia.
- To date, Brown has saved over 1,200 apples from extinction and has no plans of stopping any time soon.
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