Deborah Swearingen
From left, Ian Fontaine, 6, Luke Sheen, 9, and Tyler Gray, 8, paint cinder blocks that will soon line the class garden beds in Peiffer Elementary School’s garden.
Peiffer cultivates real-life lessons

The best way to teach children about sustainability and healthy living is to fully immerse them in the practice of it — at least that’s Peiffer Elementary School’s motto.

The South Jeffco school began work on its community garden last Friday, and teachers, students and parents gathered at the school during the district’s fall break to help.