Life Lab

Life Lab cultivates children's love of learning, healthy food, and nature through garden-based education.

Bringing Learning to Life in the Garden Since 1979!

What people say about our work

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Life Lab has been the most innovative and relevant organization in this field. From providing the best curriculum to their cutting edge professional development, we have relied on Life Lab as our go to organization for support, ideas, and collaboration.

Rachel PringleEducation Outside

Life Lab provides truly inspiring training. Their breadth of experience, joy for teaching, and commitment to sharing knowledge highlight the best practices in food and garden education.

Erica CurryFoodCorps

Thank you for such a wonderful field trip experience! Your leaders did such a great job at keeping our kids engaged.

Sheila BrickenSan Lorenzo Valley Elementary

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What We Do and Why

Upcoming Events

Jul 15

Jul 17

Sowing the Seeds of Wonder: Discovering the Garden in Early Childhood Education (PreK-K)

9:30 am . Life Lab Garden Classroom 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States

Aug 2

The Growing Classroom: 2-Day Intensive on Garden-Based Learning (Grades 2-6)

9:30 am . Life Lab Garden Classroom 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States

Oct 13

Oct 14

Plant It, Grow It, Eat It! Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education (Grades K-8)

9:30 am . Life Lab Garden Classroom 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States

Nov 2

Next Generation Science in the Garden

9:30 am . Garden Classroom UCSC

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