Life Lab

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

Purchased designs come as digital file downloads. You can purchase signs as PDF files or Adobe Illustrator files. We do not sell the physical signs themselves, just a digital design. 

With these digital files you will be able to print and laminate your own signs or get them printed at a sign shop. Adobe Illustrator files allow you more options for editing using Adobe software. PDF files are easily viewed on may free versions of software almost all sign publishers will accept PDF file types.

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.

 

Purchase PDF Files Designs on our Online Store

Purchase Adobe Illustrator File Designs on our Online Store

 

Sign Designs

click image for larger version

click image for larger version

click image for larger version

click image for larger version

click image for larger version

click image for larger version

click image for larger version

click image for larger version

click image for larger version

click image for larger version

click image for larger version

click image for larger version

click image for larger version

follow us on Facebook

3 days ago

Life Lab

Thanks Sage Garden Project for supporting Watsonville School Gardens. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

Life Lab

Have you heard?

Ella King from Ella's at the Airport and Cafe Ella will prepare the brunch at the Life Lab Annual Benefit at T. S. Macquiddy Elementary

Register here to join us on May 20th! bit.ly/1hvR2kr
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

Life Lab

Registration is open for the Life Lab Brunch. Enjoy brunch and celebrate growing healthy, inspired children across Santa Cruz County and beyond!

Register here: bit.ly/1hvR2kr
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

Life Lab

Life Lab Benefit Brunch registration is on! We are excited to host our brunch at MacQuiddy Elementary School in Watsonville on May 20th. Please join us for our complimentary brunch, inspiring program and a reception in the garden. More information and Registration here: lifelab.org/brunch ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 month ago

Life Lab

Teaching a Growing Classroom Workshop at @OakSpringGardenFoundation in collaboration with @dcgreens.org. I feel like I’ve fallen into a small French village. This is the former estate of Paul and Rachel “Bunny” Mellon in Virginia. Mrs. Mellon was an avid horticulturalist who designed the White House Rose Garden! I am staying in the room where Jackie Kennedy stayed when she visited here!! Sharing a weekend in this space with teachers who love kids and gardens is a truly unforgettable experience. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 month ago

Life Lab

Just when I thought we’d seen it all ... this is an agrophotovoltaic school garden underneath massive solar panels at @Manzo.Ecology in Tucson. The elementary school students here gather and analyze data on how the shade from the panels helps the plants grow and how the plants help cool the panels and increase their efficiency. What?!?! It’s amazing and gives me hope. Oh, and also they have a desert tortoise in their courtyard. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

Life Lab

Have you heard?! Life Lab is one of New Leaf Community Markets' recipients of their EnviroToken program at their Westside Santa Cruz store! So get your shopping on, bring your reusable bags, and donate 10¢ to Life Lab with every bag you use! Thank you, New Leaf!
#thankyou, #grateful, #ReduceReuseRecycle, #isupportlifelab
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook
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