Life Lab

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

Garden Signs

Purchased designs come as PDF download digital files. We do not sell the physical signs themselves, just a digital design.

With the digital files you will be able to print and laminate your own signs or get them printed in a more professional manner. Purchased sign designs are downloadable as PDF's once you complete your sale. Adobe Illustrator files may also be requested and will be sent on a disk for $15 extra. To request Illustrator files select "Send Signs as Illustrator Files" in the selections below.

esigns.comAn affordable option to have signs made is Esigns.com Their aluminum "parking sign", aluminum "composite panel" and their custom "yard signs" are great options for a garden setting. We have ordered all of the sign types mentioned above and we're highly satisfied with the results.

The professional high-pressure laminate signs on display in the Garden Classroom (pollinator sign, worm sign) were manufactured by www.folia.ca. They are quite costly (~$800 each) for most school gardens, UV resistant, and carry a ten year warranty.

Please contact us at (831) 459-2001 or gardendirector@lifelab.org with any questions. $20.00 per design

View our blog post about making your own garden signs and view garden sign ideas from school gardens around the nation.

 

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  Garden Sign – Saving Water in the Garden
$20.00
 
 

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  Garden Sign – It's in the Mix
$20.00
 
 

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  Garden Sign – Why Plants Look Different
$20.00
 
 

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  Garden Sign – Got Rot? Let's Compost
$20.00
 
 

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  Garden Sign – Builiding a Compost Cake
$20.00
 
 

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  Garden Sign – When is the Compost Ready
$20.00
 
 

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  Garden Sign – Vermicomposting
$20.00
 
 

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  Garden Sign – Weather or Not
$20.00
 
 

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  Garden Sign – How Does Your Garden Grow?
$20.00
 
 

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  Garden Sign – Find Out Why
$20.00
 
 

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  Garden Signs – Chickens
$20.00
 
 

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  Garden Sign – Worm Anatomy
$20.00
 
 

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  Garden Sign – Birds, Bats, Bees, Butterflies & Beyond 
$20.00
 
 

 

  Send Signs as Illustrator Files
$15.00
 
Add this option to the cart if you wish to have the signs you ordered sent to you on disk as PDF's and Adobe Illustrator Files. Note: our Saving Water sign is not available as an Illustrator file.

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This year's Slow Food Santa Cruz Edible Garden Tour highlights and benefits Watsonville School Gardens! 10 a.m on September 10th

The tour starts at H.A. Hyde Elementary the most impressive production school garden in the county!

Join the tour to explore programs that engage children and teachers in organic gardening, provide fresh nutritious snacks at recess, and share organic vegetable boxes with the families of participating students.

There will be an after-party and silent auction to raise funds for Slow Food Santa Cruz and the Watsonville school gardens starting at 2 p.m. at Elkhorn Slough Brewing!
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Meanwhile we will be sharing nourishment and learning all school year with thousands of school children via field trips and school garden instruction.

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Great Summer Workshop! A summer visit to Santa Cruz is even better when you attend a Growing Classroom Workshop. Gain some inspiration for your outdoor teaching at our 2-day intensive on garden-based learning. August 2-3 - great food, great people, great location, great garden, great workshop. Early bird registration ends 7/20 www.lifelab.org/for-educators/professional-development/gcworkshops/tgc/ ... See MoreSee Less

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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.