Pomegranate, in Latin Punica granatum (Punicacae). Pomegranate grows all over Europe and in parts of Asia with predominantly moderate climate. It grows to a thorny shrub, up to two meters in height. It blooms in June and July, with orange flowers of pleasant smell, and its fruits are berries of rounded shape, of red-orange colour, of sweet-sour-slightly bitter taste containing firm seeds. It grows on sunny slopes, on the edges of forests, alongside roads and fences. As of recent it has been cultivated as an ornamental plant.Pomegranate is considered to be one of the first cultivated fruits together with olive, grapes, fig and date (4000 to 3000 B.C.). For centuries it has represented the symbol of health, fertility and rebirth and abundance, having mystic healing capacities, but also a practical application as colour or ornament. Throughout its history it has been used for treating various diseases. Its fruit is mentioned in numerous cultures and religions. Besides, it is said that pomegranate blossomed in the Garden of Eden of Adam and Eve. It finds it place in numerous myths and works of art from Rafael to Cézanne, from Homer to Shakespeare.
It symbolizes fertility, love, health and plenitude. It is and edible diamond.
The pomegranate fruit consists of the plenitude of edible seeds wrapped and protected by a tough and resistant skin. Seeds are safe as long as they are assembled, protected within their own group. The symbolism of pomegranate, which is reflected in the security offered by the community, has been taken over by the Association and put it into its logo
For the village to be and survive
For it to be restored
For people to be as pomegranate seeds together in the security of their village
For the village to be attractive and useful to all in its attractiveness and progress
As well as to those living in it
And those visiting it