Delaine Eastin the Superintendent of Public Instruction of California Schools declares there should be a garden in every school. Life Lab attends the Garden in Every School Conference.
Life Lab writes Getting Started: A Guide for Creating School Gardens which is published by the Center for Ecoliteracy. This publication is distributed via the California Department of Education’s school garden start up packet to 10s of thousands of educators.
In 1998 the California Department of Education contracts Life Lab to teach Getting Started Workshops across the state. Additionally Life Lab moves forward with a plan to build at model educational garden. The Garden Classroom is dedicated and fundraising begins.