Village Garden

The Dory Zatuchni Village Garden welcomes and nurtures all generations

A project of the Brandywine Village Network, the garden cultivates…

WELCOME TO THE DORY ZATUCHNI VILLAGE GARDENConnection

Visitors can wander the ADA accessible paths or relax in the shade. Friends can play chess on the game tables, or join in a social activity.

Community

Clusters of flowers and trees are planted throughout.  Raised vegetable beds yield fresh produce for the JFS Pantry.

Comfort

Older adults who feel isolated can connect with others.  People who are grieving can find a sense of peace.  And those overwhelmed by stressful emotions can feel relief.

THE CEO AND THE GOVERNOR
Event Co-Chairs Rachel Harad and Lisa Driban with Garden Champions Marci Aerenson and Regina Kerr Alonzo
BUDDY AND PHYLLIS AERENSON

With your seeds of support, the garden will grow!

Help make the garden grow and become a place all can enjoy.

The Dory Zatuchni Village Garden will be a physical space where anyone can come for respite, healing or just a good conversation and a game of chess.

— Marci Aerenson, Garden Committee Chair

Village Garden Plans

With the help of the Delaware Center for Horticulture, JFS has laid plans for a garden on the grounds of our Wilmington office.

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Dedication to Dory

The Village Garden is dedicated to Dory Zatuchni, who has served as JFS’s CEO since 1996.  Through her tenure, she has remained committed to the growth of JFS and the care of our most vulnerable neighbors.

Dory's innovative leadership and deep commitment to alleviating pain and preserving dignity inspires all of us.

—Valerie Middlebrooks, President

Infused with Jewish Values

Cultivated by the Jewish value of kehillah (community, togetherness, and collective responsibility), the Village Garden is an investment in our environment and our future. It will welcome and nurture all generations.

Garden Committee Members surround Dory at the Garden Preview Party launching this project.