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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Recent Updates

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.

Sep12

Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park: A Verdant, Blooming, Organic Garden of Flowers, Fruit, Herbs & Vegetables in NYC

RI Living Library

There is a lot of work involved in making A Living Library & Think Park bloom - planting seeds, weeding, mulching, composting, staking, watering. But the efforts are worthy when flowers, fruit, herbs and vegetables are ready to harvest. Nature rewards us with her bountiful magic that also helps us address issues of climate change and urban revitalization. As summer passes, please enjoy some pictures of the lush, gorgeous and ecological, Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park Gardens.

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Sep06

Develop Your Green Skills With A Living Library’s A.L.L. Green Futures Fall 2018 Paid Internship Program For High School & Middle School Students

Fall is around the corner! Have fun in this season by becoming an A.L.L. Eco-Steward under the A.L.L. Green Futures Paid Fall Internship Program for Middle and High School Students. This is a unique opportunity to engage in gardening, cooking and creative arts while gaining real-world experience in green job skills and sustainable business through integrated hands-on learning program. Learn about native plants, landscaping, building projects, green design, urban agriculture, sustainable practices, green city jobs, resource use and conservation while getting paid! Fill out the DCYF Fall 2018 Green Futures Application today! ALL-Fall-Intership-Flyer_Sep18

Aug28

K-8 Garden Educators-Ecology-Gardening-MultiArts-Literacy-Nutrition Teachers Needed For A Living Library Gardens in Diverse locations in San Francisco

K-8 Garden Educators-Ecology-Gardening-MultiArts-Literacy-Nutrition Teachers Needed for A Living Library Gardens (SF-Diverse Locations) 

compensation: TBD 

Job Description: 

Dynamic Teachers & Gardeners For K-5 and/or Middle School in Organic Gardening / California Natives / Ecology / Multi-Arts / Technology / Literacy / Nutrition 

The dynamic, inspired, and cheerful, outdoor educator and expert gardener will be leading groups of K-5 and/or 6-8 students and teachers, in hands-on learning and doing, in organic and native gardening, multi-arts including digital media, literacy and nutrition projects, as well as leading students in researching local ecology, history, watersheds, and existing local community, including its natural, multicultural, and built resources. You will be attracting students for hands-on, learning programs, and leading gardening, related landscape, and arts activities as standards-based learning processes. You will be communicating about sustainability, ecological systems and native landscapes as well as performing community outreach activities with children and adults in ways that are fun, educational, and relevant. You will also help with some administration of program. Continue reading “K-8 Garden Educators-Ecology-Gardening-MultiArts-Literacy-Nutrition Teachers Needed For A Living Library Gardens in Diverse locations in San Francisco” »

Aug22

Summer Plantings In A Living Library Gardens In New York City & San Francisco

Students from Roosevelt Island Public School

Summer is going to end soon ! Before green leaves turn dry brown and red, here is an update about the work A Living Library  accomplished through the summer season in our Gardens in New York and San Francisco.

In the Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park Gardens in New York City, students from Roosevelt Island School Beacon (PS/ IS 217) enjoyed various garden activities while learning about science and ecology during their after-school classes. Here are a few pictures capturing their enthusiasm in the RI Living Library Gardens:

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Jul24

Community Invitation: A LIVING LIBRARY WORK & FUN DAY – August 4, Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park, NYC

A Living Library Community Invitation at Roosevelt Island
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