Life Lab's Watsonville School Garden Project strives to create a culture of garden-based learning in elementary schools to enhance science and nutrition education during school day instruction. 

What we do to support school gardens

  • Provide 3 staff that co-teach with classroom teachers at our partner schools every other week.  ~1,200 students per week. Learn more about our partner school program.
  • Create science lessons aligned with the district's Environmental Literacy Plan.
  • Offer free teacher trainings at our Garden Classroom site and at school-based professional development days.
  • Facilitate school garden workdays, plant donations, and provide technical support via our Watsonville School Garden Crew college intern program.
  • Directed over $30,000 of garden materials grant support since 2015.

Photos July 30th Amesti Workday With FoodWhat and PVUSD Teachers,  FoodCorps Workday, and More Garden Support and consulting.

The Watsonville School Garden Project is part of Life Lab's Pajaro Valley Initiative.

Questions/contact John Fisher 831.471.7831 or

Partner Schools

Amesti Garden

Ann Soldo




John Fisher,
May 9, 2017, 11:42 PM