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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. The water sign is in Adobe Photoshop. 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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Tomorrow is the day! The Human Race is one of the many ways you can support Life Lab in growing healthy, inspired children. Make a donation today (or register for the race!) at www.humanracesc.org/npo/life-lab or visit the registration booth starting at 8AM tomorrow at 2300 Delaware Ave. in Santa Cruz. You don't want to miss the fun! #humanracesc, #isupportlifelab ... See MoreSee Less

2017 Human Race Walkathon and Fun Run

May 13, 2017, 8:00am - May 13, 2017, 2:00pm

Human Race Santa Cruz

Come walk, run, skip, or roll with us at the 37th Annual Human Race Walkathon and Fun Run. Enjoy delicious food, music along the 5 mile course, a people's parade, costumes and family friendly activities at the Fairy Tale Themed Village after the race. All who donate $35 or more will also receive a Human Race T-shirt. The Human Race is our community's largest giving campaign. This year, 130 Human Race teams are reaching out for your support. All you have to do to register is donate to your favorite cause then join the fun on race day. Our 2017 theme is FairyTales and all are welcome to join us in costume! REGISTER ONLINE at www.humanracesc.org or on race day starting at 8AM. The race begins at 9AM at 2300 Delaware Ave in Santa Cruz. If you can't make it you can still grant a wish by making an online donation. Volunteers Needed: Want to volunteer at the Race? We are still looking for a few more folks to make this day a success. please contact Odessa at americorps@scvolunteercenter.org

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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.