Life Lab

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

Thanks for joining us at MacQuiddy this year.
We hope to see you at the 2019 Brunch!

2018 Spring Benefit Brunch

New Location! MacQuiddy Elementary School, Watsonville

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Benefit Brunch & Program: 11:30am to 1:30pm

The Spring Benefit Brunch is complimentary with a donation opportunity.

Fun, supervised childcare available for children ages 4-10,  $10/child

If you have any questions, please contact us! Call Emily or Liz at (831) 459-3833, or email emily@lifelab.org

We look forward to inspiring you!

Holding our brunch at MacQuiddy Elementary in Watsonville is a big change from the past seven years of having our brunch at or near our Garden Classroom on the UCSC campus–and we’re excited about it! Life Lab programs are growing across Santa Cruz County, and now serve more than 5,000 children each year. In 2018, more than half–over 2,500 PVUSD students–will be part of our Pajaro Valley programs. Our broader impacts continue to grow nationally, too, as we provide training and curriculum for more and more teachers across the U.S. Last year, this work supported educators who reported serving more than 500,000 children. Having our annual fundraising event in Watsonville allows us to more deeply share our growing work in the Pajaro Valley, including the stellar school garden at MacQuiddy.

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Past Benefits

2017 Benefit Brunch at the UCSC Hay Barn

2016 Benefit Brunch at the UCSC Hay Barn

Spring Brunch 2016

 

2014 Benefit Brunch

2013 Benefit Brunch

2012 Benefit Brunch

2011 Benefit Brunch

View the Santa Cruz City Proclamation of Garden Classroom Day from our 2011 Benefit Brunch

See photos from the May 1, 2011 Benefit Brunch event.

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Even though we’re 2 days into 2019 it’s not too late to donate to Life Lab! Our curriculum, our garden educator training, our interns are working with children year round in gardens across the country! Lifelab.org/donate See MoreSee Less

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DONATE TODAY! lifelab.org/donate

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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Sharing this citrus salsa recipe! lifelab.org/donate

"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

(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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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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We asked kids across the country what they’re learning from FoodCorps—and why they think it’s important to eat healthy. 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