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

March 2017

With the coming of spring, Life Lab trainers were out in full force, inspiring educators to cultivate children's love of learning, healthy food, and nature in school gardens across the nation. It was too hard to choose just one photo to share, so here is a glimpse of each workshop in March!

Getting their Spring Flower Bling on! These teachers at New Horizon School in Pasadena, CA, were bringing learning to life at a Growing Classroom workshop.

Old Adobe School in Petaluma, CA, hosted Life Lab for a fourth time in the past two years. At this all-staff training we made and sampled three massaged kale salads and graphed our favorite using a "kale marker". 

At the California Farm-to-School and School Gardens Conference, we led two workshops for more than 90 educators on Innovative Garden Design and Funding Your School Garden. 

Plumas Unified School District brought us to Quincy, CA, to help their educators bring Next Generation Science to life in their county's school gardens.

Twenty-five educators from across the state joined us at a Next Generation Science in the Garden workshop at the Life Lab Garden Classroom in Santa Cruz, CA.

The University of Florida and Bok Towers Garden brought us to Lake Wales, FL, to model garden-based learning for teacher teams from five schools.

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Doron Comerchero, founder and director of FoodWhat?!, will interview Chadwick Garden manager Orin Martin tonight (Wednesday, July 12) on the FoodSpeaks show, 7-7:45 pm on KZSC, 88.1. Call with your comments and questions at 831-459-4036. Streaming: www.kzsc.org/listen/

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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.