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

Life Lab was again recognized as an Honorable Mention for the United Way of Santa Cruz County’s Family Friendly Employer Awards. This award recognizes employers who support employees in their roles as parents. This should be high up on the list of priorities of all employers, as it shows that you value your staff as people as well as just money-making machines. You can discover whether or not your employees currently feel that they are being treated fairly with the help of a survey. Take a look at these questions to ask employees about their job satisfaction and start building one today.

A Family Friendly Employer:
1. Benefits, policies and programs that promote employees quality of life and work/life balance. Employee Benefits can include medical, dental, and vision plans and are designed to keep employees covered so that businesses can focus on what they do best. So something as simple as having group critical illness insurance can be a huge benefit for employees in some cases (for more information click here for what is group critical illness insurance?). Managing employee benefits can seem overwhelming, but it can be facilitated through the use of HR systems and software. For more information about employee benefits, go to zenefits.com
2. Workplace cultures and climates that reflect family or employee centered beliefs. Shared beliefs are crucial to employees as without these shared values, employees can lose motivation.
3. Workplace relationships with supervisors and co-workers that are respectful of employee’s work-family responsibilities. This can include mentoring schemes whereby senior members of staff train and coach other employees for the betterment of the company as a whole
4. Work processes, systems and practices that keep beneficial outcomes for both the organization and employees in the forefront, such as virtual or remote working. (It could be easy and convenient to become a registered office address user at one address and allow employees to remote in from home)

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5 months ago

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www.lifelab.org/jobs Full-time Bilingual Garden Educators at PVUSD School Gardens and Summer Program Staff at Garden Classroom on UCSC Farm

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Full-time Career and Summer Staff Positions in @pajarovalleyusd school gardens and the Life Lab Garden Classroom. On the @ucscagroecology farm @ucsc @pvusdschoolfood lifeLab.org/jobs

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We are so glad to be a part of this year’s Growing School Gardens Summit! 415 attendees from 45 states across the US, representing 6,000+ school gardens serving more than 2.5 million students. Here we go!!

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Rainbow Chips 📗🌱📙🍊📕🍅In this lesson students introduce themselves, create group agreements, listen to a story about a rainbow, and then go on a search for different colors in order to begin to form a personal connection with the #gardenclassroom .Also, we just wanted to show this really awesome squash gradience 😄#gardenbasededucation #NGSS #scienceinthegarden #schoolgarden #NGSGintheGarden

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Food Factories 🍅🥗😋In this lesson, students find leaves with holes in them and then construct explanations for what might havecaused those holes. They listen to a story book and add further possible explanations for the holes. Thenthey explore the garden to prepare to engage in argument from evidence about which explanation for these holes seems the most plausible. Finally, they relate this concept to plants that humans eat.#NGSGintheGarden #NGSS #gardenbasededucation

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Today we set our seedlings out to the sun! After planting a seed, students have been caring for their pet plants for four weeks now! Recording their growth and how they change over time. We fed them compost and watered them in their new home in the garden!#NGSS #seed #gardenbasededucation #NGSGintheGarden

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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.
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