Twenty elementary and middle school students assisted by six parents, three volunteers and staff constructed raised beds for vegetable plants students grew from seeds during Garden Build Day at York Community Resource Center in Lombard. By building, planting, tending, and harvesting a summer vegetable garden, students learn teamwork, the science of plant growth and fruit production, the importance of environmental protection, and empowerment. They will share the yield of the garden with the students’ families and with others in need in the Lombard / Villa Park area. The local Home Depot store and park district staff donated time, materials and expertise.