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

Apr29

New Paid Internship Opportunity for High School Students and Beyond- To Age 21 – A.L.L. ECO-Stewards at St. Mary’s Park !

Check out this fantastic opportunity for San Francisco High School Students and Beyond (up to age 21) to have a Paid Green Internship with A Living Library and the Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Nature Walk this Summer at St. Mary's Recreation Center and Park !  Students will become A.L.L. ECO- Stewards by helping with ongoing development of the Bernal Heights Living Library Nature Walk, while gaining real-life work experience and green skills job training Register NOW - Enrollment is Limited !

REVISED ALL ECO Stewards Summer 2014

See flyer and application forms for more information:

A.L.L. ECO-Stewards Summer Flyer

Application (English)

Application (Spanish)

Completed applications should be submitted as soon as possible to secure a place in this program.

Drop off completed applications at St. Mary's Recreation Center at 95 Justin Drive @ Murray

Or mail them to St. Mary's Recreation Center c/o A Living Library at 95 Justin Drive, SF, CA, 94110

Feb20

Amigos de las Americas Youth Ambassadors Plant California Natives in Bernal Heights Living Library Nature Walk

On Tuesday, January 28th, over 30 high school students and adults from Paraguay and Uraguay in the  Amigos de las Americas Youth Ambassadors Program worked with Bonnie Ora Sherk,  Life Frames, Inc. and SF Recreation & Park Department to plant 175 California native plants in St. Mary's Park near Alemany Farm, as part of the Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Nature Walk.  Much was accomplished during this productive day of planting, and the Nature Walk was helped in its growth and expansion !  Everyone had a great time !

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Volunteers planted all California Natives:  Matilija Poppy (Romneya coulteri), Ceanothus (Ceanothus 'Yankee Point'), California Flannel Bush (Fremontodendron californicum), 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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small17Bonnie Ora Sherk talking with the students in the Redwood Circle, a wonderful feature in the Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Nature Walk near Alemany Farm in St. Mary's Park.

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The Youth Ambassadors also helped arrange seating in the Redwood Circle and learned about A Living Library.

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More volunteer events are coming up !  The next one will be taking place March 29th, 9:30-1:30 in 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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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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