Life Lab

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

Be a Part of Life Lab's Giving Garden

Community Cultivation

We know that garden-based learning is important to you.  Like a garden, Life Lab needs pollinators to help us grow our programs. Please share our work with friends and family and donate as you are able to our Healthy Futures Giving Garden.

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$1,329,926 Raised Towards Our Goal of $1,600,000

Funds raised reflect individual giving, grants, sponsorships, and earned income. 


Healthy Futures

The impact of the COVID health crisis has been significant for so many people and organizations, including Life LabWe have canceled or postponed all of our in-person events, workshops, field trips, tours, and usual Partner Schools programs, and the UCSC Farm, including our Garden Classroom and officeremain closed to the publicAmid these significant challenges, we have found wonderful seeds of growth for Life Lab.  Our team has developed new ways to share our many resources virtually, and we are expanding our support for Pajaro Valley schools as they endeavor to meet the new needs of their students and teachersWe’re also focusing on weaving justice and equity more deeply into all of our work, and on refining our program strategies for even greater impacts when we reemerge from COVID-restricted life. 

We appreciate these opportunities for very valuable work during this unusual time, and so grateful for extra support from our community to make that possible while our earned income streams are reduced. In response to the financial impact of COVID, we have launched a Healthy Futures campaign to celebrate and support vital work we are doing right now and to ensure we’re here for the future, too. Relationships and connections are the roots of our mission inspiring young minds and growing future leaders.

Pollinators for Healthy Futures

Additional Ways To Support Life Lab

  • Curious Chef Children’s Culinary Knives 
  • Garden Shears – adult & youth sizes
  • Metal Tipped Garden Trowels
  • Owl Boxes – Humane Wildlife Control Owl Box 
  • San Lorenzo Lumber Gift Cards
  • Portable Shade Umbrellas
  • Rain Barrels
  • Costco Gift Cards
  • Walk-In Tool Sheds for Life Lab Partner Schools 
  • Shade Structures/Frame Tents for the Life Lab Partner Schools 
  • Small Metal Tool Shed for Garden Sprouts Camp
  • Circle Frame Tent  – 24′ x 28′ for our Garden Classroom
  • Pick Up Truck for Garden Hauling 
  • Passenger Van – 10 person max
  • Golf Cart for ADA Support
If you are a Life Lab donor, please check with your workplace to see if they have a gift matching program. Many employers love to support their team’s favorite charities and will double your donation!

​Does your company have a community giving program? If so, let them know about Life Lab and suggest that they support us, too! Many companies have gift or grant programs, and they often encourage employees to recommend an organization that inspires them. We can provide you with all the information you need for a nomination form. Just contact​

We welcome gifts of non-cash assets, and you may find that they provide you with additional tax benefits, especially for appreciated stock and real estate. To transfer shares of securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds), provide this Life Lab account information to your brokerage:


Life Lab Science Program, care of Wells Fargo Advisors
MAC H0006-085
One North Jefferson Ave
St. Louis, MO 63103
Account # 6761-7813
DTC # 0141 800-872-3377

Honoring Life Lab’s long-term impacts for children, educators and the communities we support through a legacy gift is a wonderful way to sustain our work for many years to come. Please contact or for more information and to let us know if you have already included us in your estate plans. We are also happy to discuss charitable trust opportunities with you.

Do you have friends or family members who are looking for an effective and inspiring organization to support? Or maybe you know someone who works at a foundation, or whose company donates to nonprofits each year? The more you tell people about our work growing healthy, inspired children, the better!

Do you know that your Amazon purchases can benefit a nonprofit of your choice? Just use AmazonSmile ( to shop as you normally would and select Life Lab Science Program as your charitable beneficiary. Amazon will donate .5% of each of your purchase amounts to us

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