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100 Plus Years of Garden-Based Learning

"Out of the Ground" From The Beginner's Garden Book A Text Book for Upper Grammar Grades 1914

​Check out the Chard those kids are holding!!

And we thought that our 35 plus years of school garden work at Life Lab was a long time. Browse through these school garden publications from a 100+ years ago! There are some great illustrations and images in many.


The Beginner's Garden Book; A textbook for the upper grammar grades – 1914
Principles and Practice of School Gardening – 1913
The School Garden. A practical contribution to the subject of education – 1879
Children's Gardens for Pleasure, Health and Education – 1910
How to Make School Gardens; A manual for teachers and pupils – 1915
Among School Gardens – 1910
Gardening in Elementary City Schools – 1916
Educational School Gardening and Handwork – 1913
Children's Gardens for School and Home : A manual of cooperative gardening – 1904
The School Garden Book – 1909


 

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May 13, 2017, 8:00am - May 13, 2017, 2:00pm

Human Race Santa Cruz

Come walk, run, skip, or roll with us at the 37th Annual Human Race Walkathon and Fun Run. Enjoy delicious food, music along the 5 mile course, a people's parade, costumes and family friendly activities at the Fairy Tale Themed Village after the race. All who donate $35 or more will also receive a Human Race T-shirt. The Human Race is our community's largest giving campaign. This year, 130 Human Race teams are reaching out for your support. All you have to do to register is donate to your favorite cause then join the fun on race day. Our 2017 theme is FairyTales and all are welcome to join us in costume! REGISTER ONLINE at www.humanracesc.org or on race day starting at 8AM. The race begins at 9AM at 2300 Delaware Ave in Santa Cruz. If you can't make it you can still grant a wish by making an online donation. Volunteers Needed: Want to volunteer at the Race? We are still looking for a few more folks to make this day a success. please contact Odessa at americorps@scvolunteercenter.org

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Terry had another awesome two weeks at Life Lab. I think he learns more there than in any other part of his year. School is great, but he’s passionate (and often dogmatic) about what he learns there.