Bierbaum Elementary students plant garden

Working on the new Bierbaum Elementary community garden, from left, are: students Keshon Scott, Malik Smajic and Teo Juricic.

Working on the new Bierbaum Elementary community garden, from left, are: students Keshon Scott, Malik Smajic and Teo Juricic.

Third-graders at Bierbaum Elementary School began planting a community garden earlier this month as a school project.

Volunteers helped construct the garden boxes located behind the school.

Third-grade teacher Cory Letchworth said she hopes students gain a new perspective from the experience.

Working on the garden, from left, are: Keshon Scott, Malik Smajic and Teo Juricic.