Life Lab

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

TheLife Lab Garden Classroom is located on the UCSC Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) Farm. We are open to the public every day of the year 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Life Lab’s Office is located at the Garden Classroom site and is open M-F, 9:00 – 4:00.

Click here to download a map of the Garden Classroom!
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Suggested Airports, Lodging and Restaurants

Check out our airport and lodging recommendations as well as nearby restaurant and itinerary suggestions for your stay.

San Jose International Airport (SJC): Approximately 45 minutes from Life Lab
San Francisco International Airport (SFO): Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes from Life Lab
Oakland International Airport (OAK): Approximately 2 hours from Life Lab

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Life Lab 40th
Life Lab’s 40th Gala – Sunday, October 13th  Celebrate 40 years of bringing learning to life in gardens. Learn more  
Life Lab's 40th Gala
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
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