Archive for the ‘Bernal Heights Living Library Nature Walk’ Category

Jan22

Presentation at Van Abbe Museum – A Living Library: Cultivating the Human & Ecological Garden

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

This presentation, A Living Library:  Cultivating the Human & Ecological Garden is currently being exhibited as part of an installation on A Living Library in the Museum of Arte Util  at the Van Abbe Museum in Eindoven, The Netherlands through March 30, 2014.  There is also an installation on Crossroads Community (the farm) in the same exhibition.   Both installations are shown below.

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Jan20

Volunteers From One Brick Help Develop Bernal Heights Living Library Nature Walk in Holly Park

Volunteers from One Brick worked with Bonnie Ora Sherk, Director of Life Frames, Inc. and Chief Landscape Architect of the Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Nature Walk, along with staff with SF Recreation & Park Department on Saturday, January 18th, and planted drought tolerant California natives at the Bocana Street Entrance to Holly Park, as part of the Living Library Nature Walk.  About 200 colorful, California natives were planted around the Bocana Stairs beautifying the whole area.   The Living Libary Nature Walk keeps growing !

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Volunteers planted all California Natives:  Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia), Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum), Yarrow (Achillea spp.), Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana), Matillja Poppy (Romnya coulteri), Sticky Monkey (Mimulus aurantiacus), Red Buckwheat (Erigonum grande var. rubescens), Penstemon (Penstemon spp.), and Island Tree Mallow (Lavatera assurgentiflora).

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The Bernal Heights Living Library Nature Walk links schools, parks, public housing, streets, and other open spaces leading to the currently hidden Islais Creek at the south side of St. Mary's Park.  The Nature Walk is creating a new, expressive,  narrative landscape that is a prototype for what could be occurring throughout the whole Islais Creek Watershed, the largest in San Francisco, that interlinks eleven neighborhoods:  Noe Valley, Mission, Bernal Heights, Potrero Hill, Bayview, Portola, Crocker-Amazon, Excelsior, OMI, Sunnyside, Glen Park.

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 More volunteer events are coming up !  The next is January 28th at St. Mary's Park from 9:30 am-12:30 pm.  If  you would like to participate, or for more information about volunteer planting days, please contact us:  info@alivinglibrary.org

Jan20

Creative Arts Charter School 6th Graders Plant CA Natives in Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Nature Walk

Forty-five, 6th Grade Students and their Teachers from the Creative Arts Charter School in San Francisco, joined Life Frames, Inc. and SF Recreation & Park Department in St. Mary's Park on Friday, January 17th, to plant about 100 California native plants in St. Mary's Park, as part of the Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Nature Walk.  The students also learned about the Islais Creek, the Islais Creek Watershed, and did some weeding in the Nature Walk.  They accomplished much by their help, and the Nature Walk is growing !

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 Volunteers planted all California Natives:  Matilija Poppy (Romneya coulteri), Yarrow (Achillea spp.), Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana), Sticky Monkey (Mimulus aurantiacus), Ceanothus (Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'), California Milkweed (Asclepias californica), Buckwheat (Eriogonum giganteum), Penstemon (Penstemon 'Electric Blue' & 'Margarita Bop'), and Island Tree Mallow (Lavatera assurgentiflora).

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The Bernal Heights Living Library Nature Walk links schools, parks, public housing, streets, and other open spaces leading to the currently hidden Islais Creek at the south side of St. Mary's Park.  The Nature Walk is creating a new, expressive,  narrative landscape that is a prototype for what could be occurring throughout the whole Islais Creek Watershed, the largest in San Francisco, that interlinks eleven neighborhoods:  Noe Valley, Mission, Bernal Heights, Potrero Hill, Bayview, Portola, Crocker-Amazon, Excelsior, OMI, Sunnyside, Glen Park.

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More volunteer events are coming up !  The next is January 28th at St. Mary's Park from 9:30 am-12:30 pm.  If  you would like to participate, or for more information about volunteer planting days, please contact us:  info@alivinglibrary.org

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Jan15

Jewish Community Federation Young Adults Celebrate Tu Bishvat & Help Develop Bernal Heights Living Library Nature Walk

In honor of Tu Bishvat, the holiday celebrating trees and nature, young adults of the Jewish Community Federation worked diligently with Life Frames, Inc. and SF Recreation & Park Department on Sunday, January 12th to plant California native plants on the hillside next to the Oak Allee in St. Mary's Park, as part of the Bernal Heights Living Library Nature Walk.  About 200 natives were planted amongst the beautiful Coast Live Oaks (Quercus agrifolia).  The Nature Walk is growing !

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Volunteers planted all California Natives:  Ceanothus (Ceanothus griseus horizontalis 'Yankee Point' and Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'), Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia), Fremontodendron (Fremontodendron californicum), and Matilija Poppy (Romneya coulteri).

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The Bernal Heights Living Library Nature Walk links schools, parks, public housing, streets, and other open spaces leading to the currently hidden Islais Creek at the south side of St. Mary's Park.  The Nature Walk is creating a new, expressive,  narrative landscape that is a prototype for what could be occurring throughout the whole Islais Creek Watershed, the largest in San Francisco, that interlinks eleven neighborhoods:  Noe Valley, Mission, Bernal Heights, Potrero Hill, Bayview, Portola, Crocker-Amazon, Excelsior, OMI, Sunnyside, Glen Park.

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More volunteer events are coming up on January 17th and 28th at St. Mary's Park, and January 18th at Holly Park. If  you would like to participate, or for more information about volunteer planting days, please contact us:  info@alivinglibrary.org

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Dec23

Odyssey School Volunteers Help Develop Bernal Heights Living Library Nature Walk !

Students and Staff from Odyssey Middle School in San Mateo worked diligently with Life Frames, Inc. and SF Recreation & Park Department on Tuesday, December 17th to plant 292 California native plants on the hillside adjacent to St. Mary's Recreation Center, as part of the Bernal Heights Living Library Nature Walk.  So much was accomplished and the Nature Walk is growing !

      

Volunteers planted all California Natives:  Ceanothus (Ceanothus griseus horizontalis 'Yankee Point'), California Fuchsia (Epilobium canum), Yarrow (Achillea spp.), Douglas Iris (Iris douglasiana), Sticky Monkey (Mimulus aurantiacus), Penstemon (Penstemon 'Electric Blue' & 'Margarita Bop'), and Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum).

      

The Bernal Heights Living Library Nature Walk links schools, parks, public housing, streets, and other open spaces leading to the currently hidden Islais Creek at the south side of St. Mary's Park.  The Nature Walk is creating a new, expressive,  narrative landscape that is a prototype for what could be occurring throughout the whole Islais Creek Watershed, the largest in San Francisco, that interlinks eleven neighborhoods:  Noe Valley, Mission, Bernal Heights, Potrero Hill, Bayview, Portola, Crocker-Amazon, Excelsior, OMI, Sunnyside, Glen Park.

      

      

More volunteer events are coming up.  If  you would like to participate, please contact us:  info@alivinglibrary.org

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