CELEBRATING 40 YEARS
Join us in celebrating 40 years of bringing learning to life in gardens across Santa Cruz County and the nation! We will gather for a series of events in the Fall of 2019, reflecting on the past 40 years of bringing learning to life in educational gardens, and looking forward to the next 40 years.
40th Gala Dinner
Hotel Paradox, Santa Cruz
Sunday, October 13th
Reception: 4:00pm | Dinner: 5:00pm
Join Life Lab for an unforgettable evening of celebration while we honor our founding pioneers, reflect on 40 years of being a local and national leader in bringing learning to life in gardens, and look forward to what’s possible together over the next 40 years. The night will begin with hors d’ouvers and drinks in Hotel Paradox’s poolside patio, followed by an elegant dinner. You will hear from leaders in our community, stories from the children we serve, immerse yourself in 40 years of memorable photos and videos, and reminisce with founding pioneers. Finish off the night with a drink and a chance to connect with our founders, past and current board and staff, garden educators, community partners, and many others.
Sip wine, connect with friends old and new, and be inspired by keynote speakers. Take part in this monumental celebration and say YES with us to cultivating children’s love of learning, healthy food, and nature through garden-based education.
You won’t want to miss this special event!
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Family 40th Birthday Party
Sunday, September 29th
11:00am – 5:00pm
General Admission: $5
Free for UCSC students, kids 12 & under, and members of the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden
We will celebrate in conjunction with the CASFS Harvest Festival at the Life Lab Garden Classroom on the UCSC Farm. Family-oriented activities and cake cutting. Come blow out the candles with us!
Santa Cruz County Open School Gardens Day
Connect with the vibrant school garden culture of Santa Cruz County! The greater community is invited to visit area school gardens for tours and special events.
A map of participating gardens and events times will be shared in September.
Santa Cruz County School Garden Managers sign your garden up to host an Open School Gardens Day. Confirm your participation by September 17th by completing the Event Planning Form
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Life Lab is turning 40 this year! There is nothing that would make us happier than to reconnect with you.
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