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.

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