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Students Learn And Enjoy Their Chinatown Living Library & Think Park In The Spring !

1-IMG_6284Please enjoy the beautiful Living Library Gardens in the Chinatown Branch Living Library & Think Park in the heart of San Francisco's Chinatown at Gordon Lau Elementary School and Commodore Stockton Child Development Center A Living Library works with almost 500 students - PreK-5th Grade - per month year round at this Branch

Enjoy the beauty that the children help create and maintain while learning math, science, language arts, all the arts, history, health, nutrition, and youth leadership skills !!!

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4-IMG_6277Companion Planting with vegetables and flowers in the Chinatown Branch Living Library & Think Park !

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A.L.L. Green Futures Students Create Art from Nature

A.L.L. Student Stewards learn about the art of Andy Goldsworthy, who uses natural materials to create temporal works of art.  Students then move throughout the OMI/Excelsior Living Library Gardens and find materials to make their works of art.  See and enjoy their beautiful results !

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The middle school students enjoyed this experience and created beautiful works of art, some found in unlikely places !



A.L.L. Students Cook Foods of the Americas: Tortillas, Pupusas, Guacamole and More !

A.L.L. Students learn about nutrition and health for the soil, the plants, and people.  They also love and learn to cook delicious and nutritious food and learn new recipies ! Below is a beautiful cover made by a student for her A.L.L. Cookbook, and further below, are pictures of diverse multi-cultural lessons based on food, agriculture, and human culture.  Please enjoy as much as the participating middle-school and elementary schoolaged students did at the OMI/Excelsior Living Library & Think Park over the past few months ! IMG_2887 Making Tortillas:

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Harvesting Fresh Vegetbles and edible flowers from the A.L.L. Gardens to fill the tortillas !

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Making Pupusas:

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Filling Pupusas with healthy ingredients from the nearby Gardens !


A 7th Grade Social Studies Class from James Denman Middle School is learning about the Americas.  In their A.L.L. Class in the OMI/Excelsior Lower Garden, they learn about the contributions towards modern agriculture and foods that the native Aztec and Mayan Cultures made to modern life.  Then the students made Guacamole, Salsa, and Mexican Hot Chocolate.

Hmm; very delicious !!!  Everyone helped and enjoyed !!!

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Hands-on learning is fun and delicious !!!!  Talk, Think, & Do !  That is our motto in A Living Library !!!!


A.L.L. Green Futures Student Stewards Present Research About Raising Chickens


Student Stewards in the A.L.L. Green Futures After-School Program at the OMI/Excelsior Living Library & Think Park earned money by selling their fresh produce and herbs, and bouquets of beautiful flowers that they helped to grow to neighbors at the local BART station. 

They researched different species of animals and decided that they would like to use these funds to bring chickens to their A.L.L. Garden environment.  To convince the Director of the Program and the School Principal, they made a presentation about the opportunities and constraints of such an undertaking.  These are a few pictures of their presentation.  Enjoy !


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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.

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