Archive for the ‘A.L.L. Pedagogy’ Category

Apr25

Bonnie Ora Sherk & A Living Library Traveling To Parco Arte Vivente In Turin, Italia

Parco Arte ViventePlease join Bonnie Ora Sherk at Parco Arte Vivente in Turin, Italia for the Opening on May 4, 2018 of A Living Library Is Cultivating The Human & Ecological Garden, curated by Marco Scotini as part of the Exhibition, Trucco di Dio - The God Trick that is also celebrating PAV’s Ten Year Anniversary. 

This Group Exhibition will open in parallel with an important International Conference on the Anthropocene, Climate Change and Related Ecological Issues which begins in the afternoon of May 4 through Saturday, May 5 ending with Bonnie Ora's Public Talk on A Living Library at 6 pm. 

On May 7, 2018, she will be giving another Public Talk on A Living Library at 8 pm at Kulturfolger, Zurich. 

Apr25

Spring Is Here & So Is Planting With A Living Library

Spring Plating at Denman Rear YardIn the Rear Yard of James Denman Middle School, it was a busy Tuesday on April 03, 2018, after the students' Spring Break. Bonnie Ora Sherk, along with A.L.L. Teachers Susan Meyer, Erika Garcia, Laurus Myth, and Jennifer Brandel were working with Denman students during the school day and after school helping them plant California Native Trees and Understory Plants around the new Redwood Circle. Delivered from Pacific Nurseries, these California Natives were planted as a part of the planting plan developed by Bonnie Ora, to create a new Outdoor Classroom, adding to the other newly established California Native Learning Zones that are transforming the otherwise barren, asphalt and concrete school yard into a vibrant series of gardens of colors, textures and new life. Continue reading “Spring Is Here & So Is Planting With A Living Library” »

Mar20

A Living Library Celebrates Spring Equinox 2018 With Redwood Circle Planting In Rear Yard of James Denman Middle School

James Denman Middle School Rear Yard

Today is the first day of Spring 2018 and it is the time to plant again ! A Living Library and a group of enthusiastic students from James Denman Middle School will be planting in Redwood Circle in the Rear Yard of James Denman Middle School to transform it into vibrant California Native Learning Zones, on the following days:

  • March 20, 2018, Tuesday
  • March 22, 2018, Thursday
  • March 23, 2018, Friday
 

There will be young ECO - Stewards at work in a garden full of activities - California Native tress and understory plants of many colors and textures to plant, stake, tie, mulch, weeding of existing beds, and clearing pathways. Stay tuned to receive information about upcoming planting sessions at A Living Library Gardens in this Spring !

Mar13

What Does A Living Library Mean To You ?

A Living Library Farm
  • What do you like about A Living Library ?
  • What is your favorite thing to do in A Living Library  ?
  • Do you think the work A Living Library does is good for the environment and students ?
 

These were some of the questions I asked to a group of enthusiastic middle school students working at the OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park, between San Miguel Early Education School and James Denman Middle School, during one of the after school sessions of A.L.L. Green Futures Paid Internship Program. Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, these A.L.L. ECO-Stewards engage in STEAM + Literacy, get their hands dirty digging up soil, sowing seeds, identifying weeds, working in the greenhouse, cooking, helping mentor younger students, making art from recycled materials, or just having fun with their friends.

OMI/Excelsior Living Library, Lower Garden Continue reading “What Does A Living Library Mean To You ?” »
Mar02

A Living Library Transforms Grey to Green At James Denman Middle School

Life Frames, Inc. and A Living Library, led by Bonnie Ora Sherk, have been working with teams of enthusiastic students and volunteers from Salesforce to transform the dull, grey, concrete and asphalt Rear Yard of James Denman Middle School into vibrant California Native Learning Zones with trees and understory plants of many colors and textures.

Enjoy this short video documenting the work in progress thus far, and see the drawing showing the new site plan. There is, however, still much to finish, including planting of a Redwood Circle. So stay tuned to see more about the creation of this new ecological wonderland !
Continue reading “A Living Library Transforms Grey to Green At James Denman Middle School” »
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