Life Lab cultivates children's love of learning, nourishing food, and nature through garden-based education, and is a national leader in the school garden movement. For over forty years, Life Lab has provided tens of thousands of educators across the country with the inspiration and information necessary to engage young people in educational gardens.

Since 2016, Whole Kids Foundation has partnered with Life Lab to host the annual School Garden Support Organization (SGSO) Leadership Institute, which provides an opportunity for school garden leaders from across the country to collaborate, learn from one another, and develop resources to share with a national audience. Learn more.

From edible education grants to being a catalyst for school food transformation, we support schools and inspire families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness. Given the right opportunities, kids will get excited about fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other nutritious whole foods.

Get to know SGSO

The School Garden Support Organization (SGSO) Network is an open peer-to-peer learning network with the goal of growing, sustaining and elevating a movement of equitable garden-based education. The SGSO Network supports garden educators that serve at the school, district, regional, state, and national level with professional and leadership development, resources, and platforms to connect with other educators. We sat down with Tristana Pirkl, Director at SGSO Network, to get the scoop on how they are helping kids learn to love fresh, nutritious, whole foods. Read more.

Let's Grow Together: Gardening Activities for Kids

We've teamed up with KidsGardening to share at-home gardening activities for kids. From container gardening to creating a seed viewer, help inspire kids to learn more about where their food comes from. Discover activities.

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Brands That Give Back

Through the generous donations from our supplier partners, we're able to invest 100% of funding in programs supporting schools to help improve children's nutrition. We invite you to shop these brands helping us grow the next generation of healthy eaters.

Tips for Families & Parents

We have partnered with our friends at PBS KIDS to bring relevant content to help support parents and educate and entertain kids. Spring is a great time to enjoy the garden and what nature has to offer. Put on some comfy shoes, and explore the benefits of the outdoors.

Since 2011, we have provided over 10 million kids with opportunities to connect with nature and food through our grants and programs.

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Together, we are growing healthy kids!

Kids Choosing Fruits and Veggies