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

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  • What did the doctor remove from her salad? Kidney beans!
  • Why do worms act so frightened? They have no backbone.
  • What is an ant? A hard-working bug that still finds time to go to lots of picnics.
  • Why do you have to be careful about telling a secret in a cornfield? Because the corn have ears.
  • How do you make a pineapple turnover? Try tickling its stomach.
  • What most looks like half of a watermelon? The other half.
  • Why does a farmer have to wear dark sunglasses? Because she grows sunflowers.
  • Why are fruits so polite? They always remember to say “Thank you ‘berry’ much!”
  • What could be called “nature’s pincushion”? A cactus.
  • Why was the tomato blushing? Because it saw the salad dressing.
  • What fruit is not afraid to take a swim? A watermelon.
  • How do you make friends with a squirrel? Climb a tree and act like a nut.
  • What tree is like a pet? A dogwood.
  • Knock, Knock! Who’s there? Berry! Berry who? Berry nice to meet you!
  • What do you call a shoe made from a banana? A slipper.
  • What did the apple tree say to the farmer? Stop picking on me!
  • What kind of vegetable likes to look at animals? A zoo-chini!
  • What is a zucchini's favorite game? Squash!
  • What's the coolest vegetable? A rad-ish!
  • What do vegetables wish for, more than anything else in the whole world? Peas (peace) on earth!
  • Why do vegetables want that so much? Because it will give them peas (piece) of mind!
  • What's a dancer's favorite kind of vegetable? Spin-ach!
  • What's the most uncomfortable kind of vegetable? Spin-ouch!
  • Why do cabbages win at races? Because they know how to get a-head!
  • What is a taxi driver's favorite kind of vegetable? A Cab-bage!
  • What does corn say when it feels embarrassed? "Aw, shucks!"
  • What is a chicken's favorite kind of vegetable? An egg-plant!
  • What is a kayaker's favorite kind of lettuce? Row-maine!
  • What did the salad greens say to the hungry kid? We'll make your mouth and your tummy happy, if you lettuce (let us)!

Jokes adapted from Ready, Set, Grow! A Kid’s Guide to Gardening by Rebecca Spohn and from http://voices.yahoo.com/original-family-friendly-jokes-vegetables-81601.html

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We love hearing children in our Watsonville school programs proudly proclaim, “I’m a scientist!” after dissecting flowers and drawing their structures.

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"After making citrus salsa with the class, I asked all of the students to say ‘cheers’ to the chefs who helped prepare this delicious & healthy snack. One of the students looked up and exclaimed, ‘That’s US! WE are the chefs! WE did it!’ I loved seeing that moment of recognition for him: that he (and his entire class) had actually created this healthy meal for all of us to share and enjoy."

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"All things garden education!"- That’s the easy answer to "What does Life Lab do?" … But we can only continue to do this with your support! lifelab.org/donate

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We hope you will join us in supporting our local school gardens today: lifelab.org/donate

Life Lab has partnered with Food Corps for more than 5 years! Today Life Lab/Food Corps partnership supports 5 school gardens in Pajaro Valley Unified School Districts with garden educators. Your support allows us to continue to cover the costs of running these programs: garden and kitchen supplies, transportation, and more!

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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