Archive for the ‘Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park’ Category

May01

Bonnie Ora Sherk Presentation On Islais Creek Watershed, May 5, 7:30 PM, ZOOM

Dear Friends, You are invited to an illustrated talk I’m giving on the Islais Creek Watershed, the largest in San Francisco, showcasing the many opportunities for ecological transformation and flood mitigation, including some of the past accomplishments and ecological transformations that address many local, national, and international issues, including climate change, sea level rise, and other related systemic issues that Life Frames, Inc. & A Living Library have made, and is still working on. There will be a Q & A to answer questions and gain your input.  Your participation is important for the future of the area. Please join me and Planet Drum on Wednesday, May 5, 7:30 PM PDT, and register with Planet Drum to get Zoom information: mail@planetdrum.org using “zoom” in the subject line.

Additionally, on Saturday, May 8, at noon, you can join Judy Berg and Planet Drum, for a masked, in-person, socially distanced, Tour, of the prototype Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Nature Walk that Life Frames, Inc. designed and developed with the community beginning in 2002, that links multiple 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, Alemany Farm, Alemany Boulevard, and Highway 280.  Please register with Planet Drum: mail@planetdrum.org using "ALL Nature Walk" in the subject line.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.  Thank you ! Warm Wishes, Bonnie Ora [pdf-embedder url="https://alivinglibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/flyerinteractive-1.pdf" title="flyer(interactive)"]
Apr28

A.L.L. GREEN FUTURES Paid Summer Internship for HS to Age 24 Youth

Tired of being cooped up at home, staring at a screen, and dropping into Zoom meetings?

Eager to take the classroom and internships outdoors,while following safety guidelines ?

Wanting an excuse to get your hands dirty and stay safe? 

Here’s your chance to branch out, learn to plant trees and other green skills to better help the environment - and get paid too ! 

This summer, A Living Library is excited to invite High School to Age 24 Youth to register for A.L.L. Green Futures Paid Internships to gain real-world work experience in Green Skills Job Training.

This hands-on, multi-disciplinary learning program, taught in Spanish and English, will be held outdoors in our diverse, beautiful SF ecological gardens and landscapes where learning is Practical and FUN !

There will be Two Sessions: June 7 – July 16 & July 5 - August 13. Sign up for one Session of your choice and Earn $1500 stipend each Session.

Learn about California Native Plants, Growing Vegetables, Gardening & Urban Agriculture, Sustainable Practices such as Storm-Water Reuse, Plus More !

Don’t miss an opportunity to network with pros in the field and simply enjoy being in nature. 

Ready for a socially distanced, community-building experience?  JOIN Now !

For More Information: Call Or Email  – info@alivinglibrary.org / 212-242-1700

Fill out the Summer A.L.L. Green Futures Online Application Form Below & APPLY NOW! https://www.opps4allsf.org/ Please indicate that you are Life Frames Inc. / A Living Library’s applicant

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…)

May01

WE ARE HIRING ! Two Creative Green Job Opportunities in San Francisco


OMI/ Excelsior Living Library & Think Park

Creative Green Skills Job Training Youth Leader & Native Plant Coordinator (San Francisco)

compensation: TBD

employment type: part-time

Job Description:

Dynamic Leader / Teacher / Gardener For Middle School / High School Students who receive Paid Internship: / California Native Trees-Understory / Ecology / Plant Communities / Rain Gardens / Urban Agriculture / Flood Mitigation / Watersheds / Green Job Opportunities / Work Ethic (part-time) May also work with K-5 Students in hands-on gardening

The dynamic, inspired, and cheerful, Outdoor Landscape Educator and Expert Gardener will be leading and recruiting groups of Middle School and High School Students in hands-on learning and doing for After School and Summer Paid Internships in: CA native gardening and tree planting/staking/tying, urban agriculture, and diverse landscape projects, as well as leading students in understanding local ecology, history, watersheds, and existing local community, including its natural, multicultural, and built resources. Leader will be doing student outreach and recruitment, attracting students for hands-on, Paid Internship learning program, and leading gardening, related landscape activities as standards-based learning processes. You will be communicating about sustainability, ecological systems and native landscapes as well as performing community outreach activities in ways that are fun, educational, and relevant. You will also help with some administration of program. Youtu may also work with K-5 students in hands-on gardening and landscaping.

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