On Sunday Oct 4, members of VFAS and students at Villa Maria Academy established native plant and vegetable gardens on the school grounds in Malvern. The project was spearheaded by Villa Maria Senior and VFAS social media volunteer, Micaela Shackleford. The garden contains native plants for birds and other pollinators as well as vegetables that will be donated to the Chester County Food Bank.
VFAS Board members Jim Ermer, Vince Smith, and Pat Nastase provided the perennials and winter vegetable plants for the initial planting. VFAS will contribute additional plants next Spring.