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From Weeds to Wonder: Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Garden is Transformed !

Our Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park

Upper Garden at Junipero Serra Child Development Center has been transformed from Weeds to Wonder !  After major building construction at the site our original beautiful garden was devastated. But, now, thanks to great help from students, parents & teams from Salesforce, this garden is being transformed! In April, a team led by Lisa Jack with students led by A.L.L. instructors, laid out the new circulation system and pulled weeds ! And, then, they pulled more weeds; this went on for hours. And, then yesterday, May 18, another Salesforce Team, led by Charmagne Peters, along with Junipero Serra Elementary PTA parents, our A.L.L. Instructors, and many students moved 3 tons of Napa Fieldstone and 13 cubic yards of rich compost, compliments of LYNGSO, and made beautiful new garden beds, based on the Master Plan I developed  ! We moved 3 tons of rocks !! We are ready to plant now !  Thank you everyone !!! May 20, 2011 Blog Post

View this video on A Living Library produced by NEN TV !

Have a look at this video on A Living Library & Life Frames, Inc. produced by NEN TV.  Although it was originally created in 2008, the ideas are still current, fresh and relevant.

A Living Library on NEN TV

Let me know your thoughts !!!


City Celebrates Earth Day with Public Unveiling of New Chinatown Living Library & Think Park

NEWS ADVISORY (Release No. 03-11)


April 22, 2011

Contact: Tyrone Jue (415) 554-3247

City Celebrates Earth Day with Public Unveiling of New Chinatown Living Library & Think Park

Public school demonstration project promotes hands-on, interdisciplinary learning about sustainable water, native plants, growing food, with new gardens and eco-art

WHAT: S.F. Board of Supervisors President Supervisor David Chiu, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), Life Frames, Inc., students and community leaders celebrate Earth Day with the public unveiling of the new Chinatown Living Library & Think Park Rainwater Harvesting Cisterns/Gardens/Mural at Gordon J. Lau Elementary School.

The new features in the Chinatown Living Library & Think Park include two elaborate demonstrations of rainwater harvesting with 11 cisterns and other rainwater conservation methods, Native California Riparian and Native Drought Tolerant Gardens, a Fruit, Flower & Vegetable Garden, as well as a mural that describes the installation in three languages: Chinese, English, and Spanish.

Speakers will also announce a sister demonstration project in New York City’s Chinatown.

WHO: David Chiu, President, S.F. Board of Supervisors

Michael Carlin, Deputy General Manager, SFPUC

Bonnie Ora Sherk, Founder, Life Frames, Inc. & A Living Library

Jill Wynns, San Francisco Board of Education

WHEN: Friday, April 22, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Gordon Lau Elementary School at 950 Clay Street, San Francisco

Lower Yard, Entrance at Washington Street side (between Stockton & Powell)



Welcome to A Living Library Blog!!!

Hello Everyone!

This is an auspicious moment!  I am so happy to be finally able to write to you, talk with you, and share with you all of the wonderful experiences with A Living Library, or A.L.L., for short.

We are Cultivating the Human & Ecological Garden by digging up much asphalt and concrete and creating beautiful, healthy, healing, expressive landscapes with many children, youth, and adults.  We have several Branch Living Library & Think Parks underway in San Francisco and New York City.  Each Branch is unique because each place is unique;  A.L.L., for short,  incorporates the local resources:  human, ecological, economic, historic, technological, and aesthetic seen through the lens of time - past, present, future.            

Local Resources Create A.L.L.

One of our goals is to develop place-based Branch Living Library & Think Parks in diverse locales - locally and globally - to be linked through Green Powered Digital Gateways.

We are just beginning and we want you to work with us and help us GROW!!!!

Many Thanks!!
Muchas Gracias!!
Xie Xie!!

Bonnie Ora Sherk
Founder & Director
Life Frames, Inc. & A Living Library

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