Food insecurity is a serious problem in our community. Project Pomona plans to turn vacant land into dwarf apple orchards. These will provide free, fresh fruit to established food pantries in our community - providing healthy food for vulnerable families, in an environmentally safe and cost-effective way.
Why is it called Project Pomona? Because in ancient Rome, Pomona was the goddess of fruit trees, gardens and orchards. Legend has it that she watched over and protected fruit trees and cared for their cultivation. The name Pomona originates from the Latin word for orchard fruit.
Join all your Roman friends at 7 pm on Monday, August 13. They’ll be at Silent Brigade in downtown Paducah for a Roman themed party raising funds for Project Pomona. There is no cover charge and 20 percent of all sales will be donated to the project.
Wear a Toga!
This is a Roman themed party, so organizers encourage you to wear a toga! Do you have to wear a toga? Sigh. No – but it will be really cool if you do. Even the bartender will have on a toga. How silly would you look without one?
At 7 pm, Lew Jetton & 61 South will take the stage to play some tunes for toga-dancing. Then at
8 pm, there will be a live tasting with the Paducah Bourbon Society ($10 donation to participate). Closely followed by The Cuttin Jessies on stage at 8:30 pm.
Organizers will be serving bacon and other treats provided by Fresh Foodies. There will be decorations, ancient Roman coins, and prizes.
We have 2,900 food insecure children in our community. Let's work together and address that problem in a sustainable way.
Project Pomona is a community-based nonprofit organization working to help reduce food insecurity in a sustainable way. Project Pomona will use the triple bottom line of sustainability method to address this problem by focusing its core values on people, economics, and the environment.
By turning vacant land into dwarf apple orchards, Project Pomona will provide free, fresh fruit to established food pantries in our community. The orchards will also beautify neighborhoods, while raising awareness about food insecurity and nutrition.
The dwarf apples orchards will help offset CO2 pollution as the trees help filter the air that we share. The project also plans to build rain gardens that help filter storm water before it reaches our rivers and streams
Project Pomona needs you. You can help by donating money, labor, and time. They need money to purchase trees, fencing, flowers, water, and tools. They need labor to help plant, prune, pick, and care for the trees. Every penny collected from this GoFundMe will be used to advance the development of Project Pomona. If for any unforeseen reason Project Pomona is unable to complete these goals, 100% of the funds raised will be donated directly to the food pantries of Family Service Society and Paducah Cooperative Ministry.
For more information or to donate, gofundme.com/project-pomona.