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2019 SGSO Participant Hub

  2019 Participant Agenda   2019 Attending Organizations   2019 SGSO Organizational Bios   2019 SGSO "Shorts" Presentation Folders   Share Some Program Photos (click "Join" button, these will be shared in a slideshow) See what we had to share on In [...]

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Webinar and Curriculum – The Soil Story: Unearthing Connections Between Climate Change, the Food We Eat, and Human Health

  NOAA Planet Stewards Education Project webinar The Soil Story: Unearthing Connections Between Climate Change, the Food We Eat, and Human Health presented by Jessica Handy, Education Coordinator for Kiss the Ground, and Whitney Cohen, Education Director of [...]

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2018 School Garden Support Organization Leadership Institute

At the 5-day institute we worked towards the following goals. Learn from one another about how we accomplish common Key SGSO Activities so that we can better our practice Make organizational sites plan for Professional Development and School Garden support [...]

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Educational Farm and Garden Design Element Video Lab

View and contribute to a video playlist showcasing design elements that support teaching and learning in gardens and on farms. Browse the video playlist to gain inspiration for your farm or garden education program. [...]

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Educational Farm and Garden Design Element Video Lab

Contribute to or view a video playlist showcasing design elements that support teaching and learning in gardens and on farms. Browse the videos to gain inspiration for your farm or garden education program. Create a 2-6 minute video highlighting design [...]

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2016 School Garden Support Organization Leadership Institute

Learn about the Next SGSO Leadership Institute   Updates and Multimedia from the 2016 SGSO Institute #sgsoinstitute Tweets !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if( [...]

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School Garden Support Organization Leadership Institute

2020 SGSO Leadership Institute January 19-24, 2020  -  Santa Cruz, CA Apply Here between June 1 - August 2, 2019 Selected teams will be notified by September 17, 2019 Join the School Garden Support Organization Network E-list to be part of a national dialogue of [...]

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Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter. Learn other ways to stay in touch with Life Lab. Newsletter Archives November 2017 Garden Educator Resources School Garden Design Elements Video Lab Tips on Making Garden Signs NGSS Science and Engineering Posters Spanish Languag [...]

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Webinar: Innovative Ways to Fund Your School Garden

View the archived webinar at EdWeb Growing School Gardens Community www.edweb.net/schoolgardens. Life Lab curates the following resources at the Collective School Garden Network: Finding Funds for School Gardens at www.csgn.org/funding-school [...]

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The Growing Classroom

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Funding Your School Garden Webinar

There is no one way to fund a garden program - there are hundreds! In this webinar, Life Lab’s John Fisher and Gardens to Grow In’s Kevin Hesser will share a wide variety of ideas to finance your school garden program. From finding grants and supportive policy, to s [...]

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Outdoor Classroom Management Webinar

View Life Lab and EdWeb's Growing School Garden Community webinar on Outdoor Classroom Management View the archived webinar here! View all our webinars. View Life Lab's resources on effective outdoor classroom management [...]

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One Garden, Many Schools: Multi-Use School Garden Models

Life Lab sprouted at Green Acres Elementary School in 1979. Most of the gardens that we have worked with over the past 35 years are located on, and serve one school site. While visiting school gardens in Denmark and Norway I was impressed by their model of one large gar [...]

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The Ultimate School Composting Resource Page

This post is part of our Sustaining School Gardens series. Attention school gardeners: A summary of nearly 70 responses to a school compost survey are described on this blog page. Check it out to see how compost functions in schools! The survey is still open and we [...]

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Common Core in the Garden Webinar

Life Lab's Education Director Whitney Cohen presented a webinar on Common Core in the Garden on February 18, 2014. View an archive of this webinar at www.edweb.net Download PDF of Common Core in the Garden Slides View all our webinars. Learn to use a garden to [...]

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Regional Support Models for Sustaining School Gardens Webinar

Join Life Lab and EdWeb's Growing School Garden Community for a webinar on Regional Support Models for Sustaining School Gardens. Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 4pm / Eastern Time View the archived version here. Read our article on One Gard [...]

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EdWeb’s Growing School Gardens Online Community and Webinars

LIfe Lab is a proud partner of EdWeb's online community and a contributor to their school garden webinars. Join the community and online forum at Ed Web View archives of webinars by Life Lab Inquiry in the Garden: Facilitating Student-Led Investigatio [...]

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Fall 2013 Newsletter

View our September 2013 Newsletter View newsletter archives Program Updates Meet Faith - Support our Work  Summer Accomplishments Announcing the National School Garden Network The Top Ten of Farm- and Garden-Based Education Garden Tips and Educator Re [...]

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Inquiry in the Garden Webinar

Life Lab's Education Director Whitney Cohen led an enthusiastic webinar on Inquiry in the Garden as part of EdWeb's Growing School Gardens Community.  Inquiry in the Garden: Facilitating Student-Led Investigations for Grades K-8 Webinar covers how to create [...]

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Policy and Protocols for School Gardens and Garden to Cafeteria

Serving School Garden Grown Produce in the Cafeteria - Sample Policy and Protocols Safe Produce Handling Resources Sample Wellness Policy Language to Support School Gardens and Local Foods Garden to Cafeteria in Action - Videos Watch a Webinar on Garden To Cafeter [...]

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School Garden Design Webinar

Life Lab's John Fisher led a photo filled webinar on School Garden Design as part of EdWeb's Growing School Gardens Community. Design Ideas for a Fun, Successful Instructional School Garden Webinar shares school garden design elements from school [...]

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One Day GENE and GENE 3T Details

Davis and Bakersfield GENE / GENE Train the Trainer (3T) One-day Model To participate  in a One Day GENE and GENE 3T Model you must participate in the following Train-the-Trainers Webinar and Sessions, in addition to the GENE workshop: 1. Pre-training webinar: Th [...]

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Train the Trainers Workshop – Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education

The Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education Train the Trainers (GENE 3T) is a unique training and networking opportunity for educators and organizations to provide professional development and technical assistance to California school garden and nutrition programs. GENE 3T [...]

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Google Hangout: Training Garden-Based Educators

Life Lab participated in an Edible Schoolyard Google Hangout on the topic of training garden-based educators. We were one of five programs to share different training models and strategies for creating and sustaining school garden programs. Featured Participa [...]

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Seed Saving Resources

Educator Resources for Teaching About Seeds A Handful of Seeds: Seed-Saving and Seed Study for Educators - free download with practical information on seed saving in the school garden and seed history and lore. Fedco Seeds has multiple seed fundraising oppo [...]

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Life Lab Director of Programs and Partnerships Affiliations and Presentations The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids: 101 Ways to get Kids Outside, Dirty, and Having Fun. by Whitney Cohen and John Fisher See videos of John teaching, spe [...]

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School Garden Regional Support Models

A regional support model  can be a program, policy or staff person(s) that supports multiple school gardens in a defined region (eg. district, city, or county). Regional support models can empower garden champions at school sites, build partnerships that supp [...]

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School Garden Elements Photo Albums

Also find us on    and View additional resources on garden design and view Design Ideas for a Fun, Successful Instructional School Garden Webinar at www.lifelab.org/design-webinar View/download the School Garden Design Elements PowerPoint we created for t [...]

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School Garden Resources

Garden Education Curriculum & Online Lessons Academic Content Standards in Garden-Based Learning Educator Workshops, Consulting and Networking Webinars Presented by Life Lab Outdoor Classroom Management Tips Life Lab's YouTube Video Channel - over 100 vide [...]

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Newsletters

Subscribe to our newsletter. Learn other ways to stay in touch with Life Lab.   Newsletter Archives Winter 2015 Program Updates 2014 Organizational Highlights We Did It! Top 10 Webinars Become a FoodCorps Servi [...]

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Professional Development

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIESLife Lab has trained tens of thousands of educators to bring learning to life in school gardens! If you would like some more training such as personal training then you could get training from a personal Development Academy, which c [...]

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Managing an Effective Outdoor Classroom

Life Lab's Effective Outdoor Management Handout (Two page PDF or view text below.) More resources on effective outdoor management: Observe School Garden Lessons taught by veteran garden instructors View our Easy "Back Pocket" Activities that all garden teach [...]

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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.
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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.
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