Life Lab

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

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Please note that if you wish to receive your order within the next 10 days, please contact our office at 831-459-2001 or 831-459-3833 to speak to someone before completing your order, so that we can confirm how quickly we can fulfill and ship your order. We are occasionally out of stock on items, and our fulfillment staff work part-time. Thanks!

Life Lab's first book, The Growing Classroom was published in 1982. Since that time, we have created many wonderful resources. From comprehensive garden-based science activity guides for PreK-5th grades to colorful, educational garden signs, we provide wonderful products to support garden-based learning.

Curriculum and Garden Activity Guides for Educators and Families

Garden Sign Designs

Literature, Music, and DVD's

School Waste Reduction

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How might our world be different if the next generation approached challenges with curiosity, respect, and a deep appreciation for personal health and the health of the planet? Life Lab is teaching children to love learning, healthy food, and nature. Will you join us in this life-changing work with a donation to Life Lab today? #isupportlifelab #donate ... See MoreSee Less

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What a pleasure and honor to share a bit of Life Lab's work with the preschool that I attended when I was 4 years old - Anneleise's in Laguna Beach! It was a wonderful evening sharing a local, seasonal feast prepared by crazy talented chefs in support of SEEDS Arts and Education! #seedsartsandeducation ... See MoreSee Less

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Eat A Rainbow Lesson Video shows how we connect kids to nutrition education in the garden - we are not talking Skittles here! ... See MoreSee Less

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What a day in Watsonville! Started at HA Hyde with a Kindergarten garden assessment and signing up K-5 teachers for garden classes. Over a dozen teachers signed up to come and learn in one of the finest school gardens in the county created by Patrick Littleton. Then on to the revamped garden at Amesti School where we installed irrigation, planted some perennials, built a bench and finished the fencing. The day ended at the Life Lab Blooming Classroom with an after school harvest field trip for Hyde students and where our deer fencing project slowly moves along. #terrifictuesday @FoodCorps @pvusd ... See MoreSee Less

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Get to Know 'Em Thursday! Learn about our FoodCorps California service members every Thursday. Service Member Lidia Tropeano is serving with CAFF: Central Coast and Life Lab in Santa Cruz and Watsonville. After graduating from UC Santa Cruz Lidia joined FoodCorps after working with a school garden in Watsonville. With years of garden education experience, Lidia is now supporting another school garden close by in addition to the Harvest of the Month program. #CAFF #LifeLab #farmtoschool Learn more about her here:

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Rachel Pringle

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 Curry

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 Bricken

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 Neier

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.