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Featured in, 2010 (San Francisco)
Read Article: Farm Fresh Art: Food, Art, Politics, and the Blossoming of Social Practice

Featured in, April 27, 2010 (San Francisco)
Read Article: If Moses Was a Cab Driver

Reported by Associated Press, April 24, 2010 (San Francisco)
Read Article: Plans Percolate to Revive Some SF Native Creeks

Featured in San Francisco Chronicle, April 16, 2010 (San Francisco)
Op-Ed piece by Bonnie Ora Sherk, Carole Schemmerling, and Jennifer Clary
Read Article: A Watershed Moment for S.F. Creeks
Read Article: SF Gate online version

Featured in VISION, 2009 (San Francisco)
Read Article: A Publication of the Arizona Chapter, American Planning Association See discussion and drawings of Bonnie Ora Sherk's early Life Frame: The Farm on pages 32-33

Roosevelt Island LIVING LIBRARY Students Featured On Front Page Of Main Street Wire, November 21, 2009 (New York City)
Students from A Living Library at PS/IS 217 Plant Native Pin Oaks on Main Street Across From School on Roosevelt Island
Click here for pictures and blurb in lower right corner of Front Page

A LIVING LIBRARY Featured In UN / NGO Conference Journal For 08 / 09 Conference Theme: 9/08, HUMAN RIGHTS, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France Conference Theme: 9/09, DISARMAMENT, Mexico City, Mexico
Click here to see A Living Library in Journal

View Our Chinatown Branch Living Library Blog & See The Student's Great Work !

Chinese Media Coverage: Community Work & Play Day -
(San Francisco)
World Journal: May 30, 2009
KTSF News Clip

San Francisco Chronicle, January 14, 2009
S.F. history lesson runs through Islais Creek
Article on Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Nature Walk, Islais Creek, and Bonnie Ora Sherk's current and earlier work with Islais Creek Watershed is featured.

San Francisco Chronicle, January 7, 2009
Urban students get to study at living library
Article on the impact and importance that the OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park is having in the development and education of urban youth in San Francisco.

Chinese Media Coverage: Community Work & Play Day, June 7, 2008
(San Francisco)
Sing Tao Daily News: June 7, 2008
Read June 7, 2008 Press Advisory

Chinese Media Coverage: Sawing & Removal of Asphalt & Concrete, Chinatown Living Library & Think Park,
May 29,2008 (San Francisco)
Sing Tao Radio Broadcast: May 30, 2008

Sing Tao Daily News: May 30, 2008
Ming Pao SF: May 30, 2008
World News: May 30, 2008
Channel 26 TV Coverage of Breaking Ground at Chinatown A Living Library & Think Park, May 29, 2008
Read May 29, 2008 Press Advisory

Journal for United Nations NGO/DPI Conference Devoted to Climate Change
(New York)
A Living Library & Think Park: Place-Based, Ecological Transformation of Schools & Communities
Article On Local & Global Vision of A Living Library Published in 60th Anniversary Journal for United Nations NGO/DPI Conference
September 5-7, 2007, United Nations, New York

San Francisco Chronicle
Street Dreams: Can One Woman's Beautiful Vision Bring Life Back to Cesar Chavez Street?
Article on efforts of Bonnie Ora Sherk, Founder and Director of Life Frames, Inc. & A Living Library, and community group CC Puede, to Green Cesar Chavez Street and Freeway Interchange in San Francisco.
November 17, 2007

Bay Nature Magazine (San Francisco)
The April/June 07 issue of Bay Nature Magazine highlights the work of Life Frames, Inc. & A Living Library on its inside cover, sponsored by San Francisco Honda.

California Shade: A Newsletter from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Urban Forestry Program (Sacramento)
Life Frames Inc. Uses Urban Forestry Grant to Plant 200 Trees at
San Miguel Child Development Center in San Francisco

The California State Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Urban Forestry Program Features Life Frames, Inc. and A Living Library in their most recent newsletter, California Shade. (Front Page & Page 2.)
January 2007

UN Chronicle Online Edition (New York)
A Living Library: A Global Ecological Network of Diversity and Commonality

Bonnie Ora Sherk, Founder & Director of Life Frames, Inc. & A Living Library, has written an article entitled: "A Living Library: A Global Ecological Network of Diversity and Commonality" that was recently published in the UN Chronicle Online Edition.
December 20, 2006

San Francisco Examiner
Today's Newsmakers: Bonnie Ora Sherk
Bonnie Ora Sherk, Founder and Director of Life Frames, Inc. & A Living Library, is appointed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to the San Francisco Urban Forestry Council
July 18, 2006

New Bernal Journal (San Francisco)
Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Nature Walk
Volume 42: Number 5
December 2005 - January 2006

frieze: Contemporary Art and Culture
Let It Grow
From her 'Portable Parks' to the 'Living Library', for over 30 years Bonnie Sherk has aspired to 'expand the concept of art to include, and even be life' by Will Bradley
Issue 94 October 2005 UK publication

Centerpoint Now:
60th Anniversary of United Nations Commemorative Journal
Presented to World Leaders & Heads of State coinciding with the World Summit & Opening of General Assembly of the United Nations in New York
 Cover & Article: A Living Library: A Global Network of Diversity & Commonality
September 2005

The San Francisco Chronicle Magazine
- Cover & Article
Land Art / Living Truths
A Performance Artist-Turned-Educator
Sheds Light on the Islais Creek
May 22, 2005

UN Habitat Best Practices Database In Improving The Living Environment
Read About It
United Nations, New York, 2004

The San Francisco Examiner
Living the Life
Gardens teach city kids, adults about nature
August 5, 2004

The San Francisco Examiner
Roots of the Problem
Environmentalist says trees could reduce flooding.
May 25, 2004

The Main St. Wire
Letter to the Editor concerning
Article on A Living Library Plan for Southpoint
, pg.6
by Dr. Noel J. Brown, President and CEO,
Friends of the United Nations
April 3, 2004

The Main Street Wire
Living Library Releases Plan For Cultural Park at Southpoint
Cover Story; pages 1 & 10
Centerfold; pages 8 & 9
March 20, 2004

Sing Tao Daily News
A Living Library
January 29, 2004

Asahi Shimbun
Japan's Leading National Newspaper
October 22, 2003

Manila Bulletin USA
Kababayan Edition Insert Cover Story:
The Community's Garden of Hope
Volume 11, No. 34 (Cover + 2 pages)
A companion piece to this article -- a television interview with Bonnie Ora Sherk and children working in the garden -- appeared on The Filipino Channel, a subscription channel broadcast internationally.
August 14-20, 2003

San Francisco Unified School District Press Release
SFUSD Students Help Create Environmental Learning Center
June, 2003

Landscape & Art:
The Journal of the Landscape & Arts Network

Land And Eco Art in the USA
UK American Edition, No. 29 -- Summer 2003

El Reportero, Vol. 13, Ed. 15
Estudiantes de San Francisco se involucran
en proyecto ambiental

June 11-19, 2003

Sing Tao Daily News
A Living Library
May 8, 2003

Recycle Today
Sunset Scavenger
January-March 2003 article about A Living Library
(Page 2 of this publication)

The Wire
"Living Library" Planned for Roosevelt Island, NYC
January 11, 2003

San Francisco Chronicle
Living OMI/Excelsior Living Library and Think Park, A New Way to Frame Life by Deborah Rich
May 8th, 2002

New Horizons For Learning Journal website
Creating A Living Library and Celebrating the Human Garden

Bonnie Ora Sherk, 2001
Published online

San Francisco Chronicle
Living Library students transform a neighborhood schoolyard
by Laura Thomas -- May 5th, 2001

Artweek Volume 31, Issue 12
Re-envisioning Our Urban Ecology: Bonnie Sherk's Rural Enclaves
Terri Cohn, December 2000

The Neighborhood Reporter
Garden project greens up three school campuses in
Outer Mission

April 4, 2000

US Department of Education Community
Update Newsletter

Partnership for Family Involvement: PFIE Partner Nominated for Smithsonian Award
May 2000





Smithsonian Computerworld Award

Smithsonian Laureate

Outstanding Healing Artist of the Year

State of California Certificate of Recognition

Media Advisory: Invitation To a Spectacular Children's
Landscape & Garden

Arts and Healing Network 2001

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

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