Posts Tagged ‘A Living Library Nature Walk’

Jul17

What is Your Favorite Activity in A Living Library Garden?

In Spring this year, during one of A Living Library classes with students from Junipero Serra Elementary School, we asked our young Eco-Stewards to write down their favorite activities in A Living Library garden. They came up with beautiful drawings, collages, and interesting replies. Here is a short compilation of what they like to do in the garden:

A.L.L._Student Replies

Christian loves watering the plants and flowers

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Jun06

Develop Your Green Skills With A Living Library’s A.L.L. Green Futures Paid Summer Internship Program 2018

Summers are fun! Make that fun count through learning by doing and contributing to the environment while getting paid!

A Living Library invites applications from Middle and High School students for the A.L.L. Green Futures Paid Summer Internship Program. This unique program held at the OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park, on Oneida Avenue (between San Miguel Early Education School and James Denman Middle School), and the Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Nature Walk based at St. Mary’s Recreation Center, mentors Middle and High School students to become A.L.L. Eco-Stewards and helps them gain real-world experience in green job skills, gardening, ecology, nutrition, cooking, creative arts, and sustainable business through integrated hands-on learning program.

So, what are you waiting for? Fill out the application form ALL Summer Green Futures Internship Application 2018. Have fun and develop your green skills this summer, while earning money and improving the environment!

Develop Your Green Skills in A.L.L. Green Futures Paid Summer Internship Program  
Apr25

Spring Is Here & So Is Planting With A Living Library

Spring Plating at Denman Rear YardIn the Rear Yard of James Denman Middle School, it was a busy Tuesday on April 03, 2018, after the students' Spring Break. Bonnie Ora Sherk, along with A.L.L. Teachers Susan Meyer, Erika Garcia, Laurus Myth, and Jennifer Brandel were working with Denman students during the school day and after school helping them plant California Native Trees and Understory Plants around the new Redwood Circle. Delivered from Pacific Nurseries, these California Natives were planted as a part of the planting plan developed by Bonnie Ora, to create a new Outdoor Classroom, adding to the other newly established California Native Learning Zones that are transforming the otherwise barren, asphalt and concrete school yard into a vibrant series of gardens of colors, textures and new life. Continue reading “Spring Is Here & So Is Planting With A Living Library” »

Mar13

What Does A Living Library Mean To You ?

A Living Library Farm
  • What do you like about A Living Library ?
  • What is your favorite thing to do in A Living Library  ?
  • Do you think the work A Living Library does is good for the environment and students ?
 

These were some of the questions I asked to a group of enthusiastic middle school students working at the OMI / Excelsior Living Library & Think Park, between San Miguel Early Education School and James Denman Middle School, during one of the after school sessions of A.L.L. Green Futures Paid Internship Program. Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, these A.L.L. ECO-Stewards engage in STEAM + Literacy, get their hands dirty digging up soil, sowing seeds, identifying weeds, working in the greenhouse, cooking, helping mentor younger students, making art from recycled materials, or just having fun with their friends.

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Mar02

A Living Library Transforms Grey to Green At James Denman Middle School

Life Frames, Inc. and A Living Library, led by Bonnie Ora Sherk, have been working with teams of enthusiastic students and volunteers from Salesforce to transform the dull, grey, concrete and asphalt Rear Yard of James Denman Middle School into vibrant California Native Learning Zones with trees and understory plants of many colors and textures.

Enjoy this short video documenting the work in progress thus far, and see the drawing showing the new site plan. There is, however, still much to finish, including planting of a Redwood Circle. So stay tuned to see more about the creation of this new ecological wonderland !
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