Life Lab

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

June 7th – Hall District School Flower Planting and Irrigation Installation

Today we planted flowers with first graders and continued irrigaiton installation

 

May 31 – Hall District School Irrigation Installation / Popcorn and Dry Bean Planting

Today we planted seeds with kindergartners and install irrigation

 

May 24 – Amesti School Garden Bird Netting and Planting Day 

Today we installed bird netting onto 5 beds and had some students help us plant on the empty beds.

May 17 – Ann Soldo School Garden Teepee Making, Planting and Irrigation Day 

Today with the help from a couple of students we made two teepees and planted some peas along the bottom of the teepees. A couple of students also helped us work on establishing the popcorn field by helping move the dirt around and planting some corn, we also added some irrigation to the new popcorn field.

May 10 – Ann Soldo School Garden Irrigation and Planting Day

Today we installed a drip irrigation system on all the garden beds and around the garden to water the perennials we planted awhile back. We also got help from a couple of students and we planted lettuce and spinach in the garden beds also the students helped weed around the garden. 

May 3 – Amesti School Garden Planting and Clearing-Out Day 

Today we cleared out the garden beds as we prepared for grade level planting. We got help from a kindergarten and 2nd grade class, they did a great job helping us clear out the beds and planting peas in bed number one and around the tepee. 

April 26 – Radcliffe School Garden Clean Up and Perennial Planting

Today we weeded all of the garden beds, filled two beds up with soil and planted 9 perennials in 5 garden beds. 

April 19 – Amesti School Garden Teaching Kit Prep and Landmark School Irrigation

Today we organized the greenhouse and stocked lesson cabinets with materials. We also set up garden library and installed irrigation timer at Landmark School.

Landmark Irrigation

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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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(also, check out this slightly longer version of what we do with a peek into our gardens 😊)Life Lab is a national leader in the garden-based learning movement. This video is a brief overview of Life Lab for you to see! See MoreSee Less

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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