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

2015 Workshops at the Life Lab Garden Classroom

Life Lab Garden Classroom Workshops

Upcoming Educator Workshops in the Life Lab Garden Classroom:

August 1-2, 2015 – 9:00AM-3:30PM

The Growing Classroom: 2-Day Intensive on Garden-Based Learning (Grades 2-6) – Cost: $300/person. 1 semester unit of graduate education credit available per day for an additional $60 fee per day.

September 12, 2015 – 9AM-3PM

Sowing the Seeds of Wonder: Discovering the Garden in Early Childhood Education (Grades PreK-K) – Cost: $180/person. 1 semester unit of graduate education credit available for an additional $60. 

October 7, 2015 – 9AM-3PM

Plant It, Grow It, Eat It! Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education – Spring Version (Grades K-8) – Cost: $180/person. 1 semester unit of graduate education credit available for an additional $60. 

November 5-6, 2015 – 9:00AM-3:30PM

The Growing Classroom: 2-Day Intensive on Garden-Based Learning (Grades 2-6) – Cost: $360/person. 1 semester unit of graduate education credit available per day for an additional $60 fee per day.

November 18, 2015 – 9AM-3PM

Next Generation Science in the Garden – Cost: $180/person. 1 semester unit of graduate education credit available per day for an additional $60 fee per day. 

Attend a workshop at our Garden Classroom training center and:

  • be inspired by our model educational garden site
  • take a walking tour of the 25-acre UCSC Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems organic farm
  • meet and learn from other garden-based educators
  • enjoy a farm fresh meal
  • take home loads of useful resources

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Having a great time in Portland, OR. Life Lab's John Fisher is presenting at the International Master Gardens Conference and the AHS National Children & Youth Gardening Symposium. Sharing and learning with 1,500+ garden educators.
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30 educators from across the country shared the power of garden-based learning. Mindfulness in the garden, transplanting with kids, bed prep, and bringing learning to life in the garden were just a few of the topics covered over the two days. Our next workshop is on Outdoor Classroom and Garden Program Management July 27th. ... See MoreSee Less

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Rachel PringleSenior Director of ProgramsEducation Outside

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.

Erica CurryTraining and Professional Development ManagerFoodCorps

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.

Sheila BrickenKindergarten TeacherSan Lorenzo Valley Elementary

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

Tara NeierCamp ParentSummer camp mom

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.