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Jan14

New Year 2021-Pandemic and Beyond

To say 2020 was challenging is an understatement. It was meant to be 2020 CLEAR VISION.  Instead it was 2020 BLURRED VISION and was devastating for so many. Like many other organizations, businesses, and nonprofits, Life Frames, Inc. & A Living Library were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in ways that proved unimaginable. Where meetings and classes could go virtual, planting and pruning trees could not. 

The pandemic slowed everybody down,” A.L.L. Founder & Director, Bonnie Ora Sherk, says.

Still, with challenge came opportunities. “So many deaths and lives were disrupted, but, as we all slowed down, our sensitivity, reflections, and appreciation for each other and all of life, as well as certain activities were being felt more deeply.  And, otherwise, we might have missed these qualities and important experiences.”

With the new year,” Sherk says, “I am optimistic for a better and healthier future for all, bringing new opportunities, as well as nurturing and strengthening our ongoing ecological transformations and integrated hands-on learning programs.”

A.L.L. is carrying this spirit into the new year with both ongoing and emerging projects:

Ongoing projects:

Emerging projects:

  • SF Art Institute Harker Award, Exhibition, Public Talk, Teaching in 2021-2022 plus A.L.L involvement in SFAI Reimagining 
  • Invitation to participate in Liverpool Biennial, March-June 2021
  • Invitation to create one-person exhibition in Huesca, Spain at Centre de Arte y Naturaleza-Fundación Beulas (CDAN)
  • Invitation to join Ecology Arts Team at Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Chongching, China
  • Opening of the new Roosevelt Island Public Library adjacent to RI Living Library & Think Park Gardens at the end of January 2021  
  • Development of International Gardens in RI Living Library & Think Park - NYC 

Please stay updated on A.L.L news and project developments by visiting our website and following us on social media----> 

You might also consider making a Donation or Volunteering as a way to show support in the new year. 

Stay tuned, and Happy New Year!

Dec19

Teach Them Young ! A Living Library’s STEAM + Literacy Classes for K-12 Students in SF

Young people with caring adults create a more ecological environment in their school-yard, neighborhood, and community. Life Frames, Inc. & A Living Library's have always been working towards teaching integrated hands-on knowledge to K-12 students about real-world challenges including climate change, sustainable development, flood mitigation, and rainwater harvesting. (more…)

Aug22

Summer Plantings In A Living Library Gardens In New York City & San Francisco

Students from Roosevelt Island Public School

Summer is going to end soon ! Before green leaves turn dry brown and red, here is an update about the work A Living Library  accomplished through the summer season in our Gardens in New York and San Francisco.

In the Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park Gardens in New York City, students from Roosevelt Island School Beacon (PS/ IS 217) enjoyed various garden activities while learning about science and ecology during their after-school classes. Here are a few pictures capturing their enthusiasm in the RI Living Library Gardens:

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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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Feb27

A Living Library Offers A.L.L. STEM + Literacy & Green Skills Job Training For Youth !

A.L.L. STEM + Literacy, Green Skills Job Training Youth Programs Incorporate Common Core Next Generation Science Standards Plus Literacy & Math

We are looking forward to continuing these school and community learning programs and we need YOUR SUPPORT. In advance, THANK YOU for your generous contribution to help support our ground-breaking, evolutionary work !

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