Life Lab

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


2019 Participant Agenda


2019 Attending Organizations


2019 SGSO Organizational Bios


2019 SGSO “Shorts” Presentation Folders


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Pre-Participation Survey – Complete by 12/21/18 (one submission per organization)


Institute 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
  • Develop and update resources to share with a wider national audience


5 SGSO Key Activities

This Leadership Institute is first and foremost a space where we can learn from one another and support each other in the vital work of supporting school gardens for children. Below are the Key Activities we’ll be focusing on and, under each one, helpful resources shared by past Institute participants, and space to add your own resources


Key Activity: Evaluating and Sharing Program Impacts PUBLIC FOLDER


Key Activity: Sustaining and Institutionalizing School Garden Programs PUBLIC FOLDER 


Key Activity: Networking and Communications to Support School Gardens PUBLIC FOLDER


Key Activity: Creating Diverse, Equitable, Inclusive School Garden Programs PUBLIC FOLDER


Key Activity: Leading Excellent Garden-Based Education Professional Development PUBLIC FOLDER


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Past SGSO Leadership Institutes

View what took place at our 2018 School Garden Support Organization Institute.

View what took place at our 2016 School Garden Support Organization Institute.




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