Life Lab

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

Graduate Education Credit

Bring Life Lab to your region to train educators in garden-based learning!

Why Life Lab?

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Workshop Costs

  • $2,500 for one day, plus travel expenses* for 1 trainer.
  • $4,450 for two days, plus travel expenses* for 1 trainer.

*Travel expenses include $50/hour for time-in-transit, plus transportation, lodging, and other travel expenses.

You’ll receive

  • Hands-on training for up to 25 participants from one of our garden educators (more than 25 participants can be arranged)
  • One copy of a Life Lab book (additional curriculum sold separately)
  • A 10% discount on any additional curriculum you choose to order
  • Graduate education units – available for an additional cost

Request a Workshop Quote

If you would like to discuss bringing a Life Lab workshop to your area, request a detailed price quote, or talk about writing a Life Lab Workshop into a grant proposal, contact us at (831) 459-2001 or

Customized School Garden Success Packages

Work with Life Lab to customize a package of consultations, workshops and curriculum. We can work with your team throughout the year to set you up for long-term success!

Sample School Garden Success Package: 25 Growing Classroom books; 2-day training for educators; and 1-day follow up workshop for educators or 3 2-hour video conference calls with educators to share successes and challenges and deepen learning.

Contact our Education Director Whitney Cohen to discuss Success Package options.


What People are Saying

“We loved our training day with you. I have heard nothing but positive feedback. Our principal claimed it to be a “Smashing success!” …It was a pleasure to work with you from beginning to end … You really packed a massive amount of information and inspiration into our day. Thank you for our great experience.” – JoAnn, Teacher, San Jose, CA


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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