A Living Library = A. L. L.

Everyone and everything on Earth and in Space is part of A Living Library of diversity: people, birds, trees, air, water, and all the things we create, such as - parks, gardens, schools, curricula, artworks, networks, communities, celebrations. A Living Library, or, A.L.L., for short, provides a way to understand that culture and technology are part of nature. It’s all nature.

A Living Library provides a powerful systemic framework, multiple methodologies and strategies for creating place-based, ecological change in communities and schools - locally and globally.

A.L.L. integrates local resources - past, present, future - and transforms them with community, to become vibrant, content-rich, art-filled, ecological learning landscapes; each Branch linked to another.

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Apr30

A Living Library: Cultivating The Human & Ecological Garden – Presentation By Bonnie Ora Sherk

Please enjoy A Living Library:  Cultivating the Human & Ecological Garden, a Presentation by Bonnie Ora Sherk, Founder & Director ofLife Frames, Inc. A Living Library.

Apr22

Let’s Join Together To Save Our Planet

This Earth Day, let’s pledge to protect diverse species and work towards creating a greener, sustainable, and organic Planet Earth. Read more to find out how even large cities and towns can contribute in conserving plant and animal populations.

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Climate change spurred by human activities has directly, negatively impacted plants and wildlife across the world. To cope up with increasing human population, forests are being cut down to expand cities and towns, or to burn as firewood for cooking. 

The list of endangered and threatened species is increasing at an alarming rate and only our collective effort can save them from extinction. 

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Apr11

Update On Transformation Of Seneca Avenue Streetscape In San Francisco

A generous grant awarded to Life Frames, Inc. in January 2018 by the California Natural Resources Agency under Proposition 1 – California Urban Rivers Grant Program – is helping the ecological transformation of Seneca Avenue between San Jose and Cayuga Avenues in the Islais Creek Watershed. As planned by Bonnie Ora Sherk and Life Frames, Inc. in conjunction with hydrogeologists from Ramboll, the long, wide, currently barren street of Seneca Avenue will be developed into a series of Rain Gardens to help address climate changes and mitigate flooding in the Cayuga Valley from storm water overflows in the sewer system and the historic, flooding, Islais Creek under Balboa High School and along Cayuga Avenue.

This Seneca transformation will also expand the OMI/Excelsior Living Library & Think Park at the campuses of the local schools, by planting hundreds of California native trees and understory plants.  This work will also expand the A.L.L. Nature Walk linking schools, parks, public housing, streets, and other open spaces in the Islais Creek Watershed, the largest Watershed in San Francisco.

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Apr02

RI Living Library & Think Park and RI Public Library Present Free Monthly Workshops on Organic Gardening from April – November 2019

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Enjoy free monthly workshops on organic gardening this spring! Open to all ages including parents and their children, the workshops are sponsored by Life Frames, Inc. in conjunction with Roosevelt Island Public Library. Fill out the NYC-A.L.L. Gardening Spring 2019 Application today!

Jan05

A.L.L. Green Futures Spring 2019 Paid Internship For Middle & High School Students

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A unique opportunity for Middle & High School students to engage in gardening, cooking and creative arts while gaining real-world experience in green job skills and sustainable business practices through integrated hands-on learning program. Fill out the PUC-DCYF-Spring 2019 ALL Green Futures Application Form today!

Nov06

Bonnie Ora Sherk: Presentation & Exhibition of Work-In-Progress for Green-Powered Digital Gateways To Interconnect A Living Library Branches

Green-Powered Digital Gateways

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You are cordially invited to attend a Presentation & Exhibition of Work-In-Progress for Green-Powered Digital Gateways by Bonnie Ora Sherk.  A Green-Powered Digital Gateway  is a multifunctional, sculptural and ecological element in the landscape that will do many things: draw water forth from the ground as needed, showcase local community resources through diverse digital displays showcasing multimedia archives of the area, and allow for live, interactive broadcast from diverse Branch Living Library & Think Parks – locally and globally.  This phase of Green-Powered Digital Gateways development is funded by the San Francisco Arts Commission.

WHERE: 

Lower Garden, OMI/Excelsior Living Library & Think Park on Oneida Avenue off San Jose Avenue between Ocean and Geneva Avenues adjacent to James Denman Middle School and San Miguel Early Education School.  

Take BART to Balboa Station:  Walk left on Geneva one block to San Jose Avenue.  Make left on San Jose Avenue, walk two blocks, make right on Oneida, On right side of street, mid-block is Lower Garden.

(This is an outdoor space with no exact street address, but it is between 333 Oneida and 241 Oneida, San Francisco, CA 94112).

WHEN:

November 15 ~ Presentation with Bonnie Ora Sherk:  2:30 PM

November 15 ~  Exhibition: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

November 16 ~ Three Presentations with Bonnie Ora Sherk: 10:00 AM | 10:50 AM | 11:50 AM

November 16 ~  Exhibition: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

For more information: info@alivinglibrary.org / 212-242-1700

Green Powered Digital Gateways

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