Life Lab

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



  • American Horticulture Society/Jr. Master Gardeners Growing Good Kids Book List

  • Farm to School Literature List. Includes books in Spanish.

  • Favorite Books for Kids and Their Educators  from City Blossoms. The list notes books that are in languages other than English
  • Life Lab’s list of literature books that are displayed at workshops

  • Books in Bloom by Valerie Bang-Jensen & Mark Lubkowitz, includes 17 chapters each featuring a popular children’s book and related garden-inspired activities to help you ‘dig’ into the story in a fun way.

  •  Literature in the Garden by the Jr. Master Gardeners, utilizes six Growing Good Kids Book Award-winning titles to inspire learning through outdoor activities, creative expression and open exploration.

  • Readers to Eaters – they publish story books about food

  • Food Tank Book List – Books to Grow Nourishing Minds illuminates the ways that food is used to show love, bring together communities, pass on traditions, and teach lessons. 

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Call for Sessions

First-Ever National School Garden Conference

Call for Session Presenters Due November 4th

Hosted by the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation in partnership with Life Lab and the School Garden Support Organization Network.