Villanovans haven’t hesitated to get their hands dirty at the new on-campus research garden this year. More than 250 volunteers, numerous undergraduate and graduate classes, and researchers have gotten to work —including the garden’s first funded Villanova Undergraduate Research Fellow.

Established by the Villanova Consortium for Agricultural Research and Education, the garden boasts 19 raised beds that house plentiful fruits, vegetables and herbs, as well as several research projects.