Life Lab

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

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A generous friend of Life Lab has offered a $25,000 challenge gift to help us extend our resources to more high-need schools.

Help us match this gift by Dec. 31st to make these vital opportunities real for kids here and across the country!

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As we look to 2015, we are more committed than ever to growing inspired, informed, creative, and collaborative kids through this innovative educational approach. But we need your help…

Since 1979, our garden-based education programs have made science, math and language arts exciting and relevant for tens of thousands of children in our region. Our pioneering programs and expertise have made Life Lab a national leader in these movements. This year over 2,000 educators from 20 states are using Life Lab training and curricula to change the lives and futures of more than 50,000 students in their garden classrooms. We also connect teachers and organizations across the U.S. to share best practices and models for sustaining their programs.

In 2015, we hope to offer new garden-based science, nutrition and environmental lessons in easy to access formats, in print and online. We look forward to sharing these and new trainings with educators through the National School Garden Network, FoodCorps, edWeb.net and other regional and national learning communities.

Will you join us in this important, life-changing work with a donation to support Life Lab today? 

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More from our Sowing the Seeds of Wonder workshop: making Garden journals and gazing out over our edible flowers 🌻 @ Life Lab See MoreSee Less

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More photos from our 2-day Sowing the Seeds of Wonder workshop from this past weekend… Seed exploration, mud pies… #ssow #sowingtheseedsofwonder #lifelab @ Life Lab See MoreSee Less

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We hosted a fabulous Sowing the Seeds of Wonder Early Childhood Education workshop here in our Garden Classroom! We designed our own garden on a cracker, made Garden Creatures out of natural materials and so much more! #ssow #lifelab #lifelabgardenclassroom #gardenclassroom @ Life Lab See MoreSee Less

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Those fall colors popping up around the garden. #gardeneducation #lifelab @ Life Lab See MoreSee Less

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We couldn’t do the work we do without partners like FoodCorps!

FoodCorps service members in Pajaro Valley Schools are changing eating habits and connecting kids with nature!

Watch this video and be inspired to make change too. Donate here today: bit.ly/2NzedVA

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Hear from kids and adults in FoodCorps partner schools in California, Georgia, and New York about how FoodCorps service has helped transform their cafeterias and classrooms. See MoreSee Less

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We’re headed into the 3 day weekend with a basket of veggies. What late summer veggies are growing in your garden? See MoreSee Less

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A great message for the renewal of plant life the rewards of sustainability for lives to follow. See MoreSee Less

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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