A Living Library = A. L. L.

Everyone and everything on Earth and in Space is part of A Living Library of diversity: people, birds, trees, air, water, and all the things we create, such as - parks, gardens, schools, curricula, artworks, networks, communities, celebrations. A Living Library, or, A.L.L., for short, provides a way to understand that culture and technology are part of nature. It’s all nature.

A Living Library provides a powerful systemic framework, multiple methodologies and strategies for creating place-based, ecological change in communities and schools - locally and globally.

A.L.L. integrates local resources - past, present, future - and transforms them with community, to become vibrant, content-rich, art-filled, ecological learning landscapes; each Branch linked to another.

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Jul27

Transformation: Learning through Art

A Living Library itself is an art work—our founder, Bonnie Ora Sherk, has made her career by transforming public urban spaces into more human-friendly, ecological habitats. (See video of her talk at Mills College Art Museum in a previous blog post!)

Our A.L.L. Garden / Ecology / Multi-Arts / Literacy / Nutrition Teachers emphasize to students the importance of creating art and transforming our environment and ourselves through art. For instance, students learned about the usefulness of scientific illustration to communicate knowledge visually. A.L.L. Teacher, Cecilia Frisardi conducted a lesson at the OMI/Excelsior Living Library & Think Park in flower anatomy which included dissection and illustration.

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Jul25

Green Skills Training for A.L.L. GREEN FUTURES ECO-STEWARDS

The A.L.L. GREEN FUTURES STEWARDS are an extraordinary group of students! They have been spending close to 15 hours every week in the OMI/Excelsior Living Library & Think Park Gardens and are beginning to master some important gardening skills including pruning, weeding, hose coiling, composting, and planting as well as numerous other useful green skills.

Teachers Cecilia and Alex asked students to write about their experience in the garden thus far. Here are some of their responses:

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Jul20

A.L.L. is Hiring! PreK-12 Garden / Ecology / Multi-Arts / Literacy / Nutrition Teachers

A Living Library is looking for awesome PreK-12 Garden / Ecology / Multi-Arts / Literacy / Nutrition Teachers in diverse locations, San Fransisco.

(Craigslist Post: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/npo/5679602884.html)

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Jul20

A.L.L. is Planning New School Year Common Core Curriculum !

2016.07.19 Staff Meeting

Every year, our A.L.L. Garden / Ecology / Multi-Arts / Literacy / Nutrition Teachers work diligently to create a relevant, standards-based, interdisciplinary, and fun, hands-on curriculum for students (PreK-12) and teachers, that meets national and state standards and also helps to improve the local environment of each school and neighborhood.  In San Francisco, our school programs are based at 7 SFUSD schools in OMI/Excelsior, Bernal Heights, and Chinatown.  Combined at these schools we work with over 1000 children and youth each month in hands-on learning, beginning with the very young children to those in high school.

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Jul07

Bonnie Ora Sherk Public Talk: EVOLUTION OF LIFE FRAMES – Past, Present, Future

Public Lecture


EVOLUTION OF LIFE FRAMES

Mills College Art Museum | Danforth Lecture Hall 
Wednesday, 7:00 PM, September 23rd, 2015

in conjunction with Exhibition, 
Public Works


NOTICE TO VIEWERS:
 
Due to technical issues the following images of artworks 
shown in EVOLUTION OF LIFE FRAMES are improperly formatted.

Thank you for understanding.

Stephanie Hanor, Director of Mills College Art Museum introduces Bonnie Ora Sherk.
 
© 2017 Life Frames, Inc. & A Living Library

A Living Library, Life Frame, Think Park, & A.L.L. are registered trademarks

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