Life Lab

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

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View additional resources on garden design and view Design Ideas for a Fun, Successful Instructional School Garden Webinar at

View/download the School Garden Design Elements PowerPoint we created for the Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden Workshop.


View the Educational Farm and Garden Design Elements Video Lab

View Washington DC School Garden Design Elements Photo Albums

Find design element albums in this album collection from the Maine School Ground Greening Coalition

School Garden Elements Photo Albums

Life Lab Garden Classroom Elements
Creative Creations & Reuse in the Garden
School Garden Kitchens
Tool Sheds and Storage
School Garden Greenhouses
Garden Signs
Gathering Areas
Compost Areas
Garden Beds and Irrigation
Zoo Themed Garden Plants
School Gardens

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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 PringleSenior Director of ProgramsEducation 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 CurryTraining and Professional Development ManagerFoodCorps
Thank you for such a wonderful field trip experience! Your leaders did such a great job at keeping our kids engaged.
Sheila BrickenKindergarten TeacherSan Lorenzo Valley Elementary
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.
Tara NeierCamp ParentSummer camp mom