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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. See our suggestion of an online retailer to order quality metal signs or inquire with sign shops in your area to produce locally.

With these 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 our online check out. 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.

Suggested Online Sign Maker

Printastic We have ordered signs with the online retailer Printastic and we're highly satisfied with the results. They offer 18×24 inch signs on aluminum or composite aluminum. They have various options to chose from during checkout such as rounded corners, mounting holes, and sign thickness. Depending on how and where you mount your signs will help determine what type of options to order. Signs cost between $35 and $55 depending on options ordered and shipping is free when ordering over $55.

 

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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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.