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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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Jul23

Free July Workshop On Organic Gardening Presented By RI Living Library & RI Public Library

RI Living Library & Think Park

On July 27, 2019, Saturday (12.00 PM -1.30 PM), enjoy free workshop on organic gardening presented by Roosevelt Island Living Library & Roosevelt Island Public Library! Funded by RIOC Public Purpose Fund and conducted by A.L.L. Garden Instructor China Bushell, these workshops are one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn and create your own organic garden. The workshops begin in RI Public Library to discuss workshop subjects with the help of Library's resources and display materials. Later, participants get a chance to get their hands dirty in RI Living Library Gardens, behind new RI Library site, 504 Main Street. 

Jul23

OMI/ Excelsior Living Library Presents Free Community Workshops on Organic and CA Native Gardening

OMI/ Excelsior Living Library & Think Park

Spend your summer afternoons enjoying free community workshops by A Living Library on organic and California native gardening in Lower Garden of OMI/ Excelsior Living Library & Think Park. Participate in A Living Library workshops on following dates:

  • Aug 03, 2019: Learn about organic gardening of vegetable, flower, herb, fruits, and California native plants; seasonal successional planting; 
  • Aug 24, 2019: Soil and compost; proper pruning; plant propagation; and organic integrated pest management.

 

For registration and more information about these workshops, please get in touch with A.L.L. Garden Instructor Marius Samso  (mariussamso@hotmail.com/ 510-541-2594) or drop a mail to info@alivinglibrary.org

Jun04

Let’s Celebrate Roosevelt Island Day Together !

Roosevelt Island Day_RI Living Library & Think Park

On Saturday, June 08, 2019, 10 am - 2 pm, celebrate Roosevelt Island Day with us and help plant our new community fruit orchard in RI Living Library & Think Park Gardens, behind new RI Library site, 504 Main Street. Get your hands dirty while planting peach, asian pear, apple, plum, apricot, nectarine & cherry trees. Don't forget to wear closed-toe shoes, hat, sunblock and bring a water bottle. All are welcome including families and children.

May07

Free May Monthly Workshop On Organic Gardening in Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park In Conjunction With NY Public Library

2nd organic gardening workshop_RI Living Library & Think Park

"How to germinate hard-coated seeds?"

"How to make sure that seedlings receive optimum amount of light?"

"What is a soil mix?"

"What should be the ideal frequency to water seedlings?"

These were some of the questions discussed in the second free monthly organic gardening workshop held on May 04, a rainy day on Roosevelt Island, NYC. A.L.L. garden teacher, China Bushell met with students in the RI Branch Public Library, and they talked about sowing seeds, soil testing, and transplanting seedlings into the garden. In spite of the weather, a group of enthusiastic participants turned up, wanting to learn about seed germination and growth, different kinds of soil, and the usage of compost, peat moss, vermiculite, perlite, and sand in soil mixes.

2nd free monthly organic gardening workshop in RI Public LIbrary

China also spoke about checking on a plant's condition by measuring moisture content, pH value and light levels with the help of a soil tester kit. She encouraged participants to grow their own version of organic gardens in pots and containers, even in apartments. The Workshop also brought up diverse plant issues including: importance of using non-GMO seeds, use of organic pesticides rather than chemical deterrents, and soil nutrients. Enjoy a few images from the workshop, inside Roosevelt Island Public Library and in the RI Living Library & Think Park Gardens:

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May02

A.L.L. Green Futures Summer 2019 Paid Internship For Middle & High School Students

This summer, Life Frames, Inc. and A Living Library offer a unique opportunity for Middle & High School students to learn green job skills and sustainable business practices through integrated hands-on learning program. Earn up to $350 for High School students/ up to $250 for Middle School students while learning about California Native plants and wildlife, stormwater reuse, flood mitigation and so on. Fill out the PUC-DCYF-Summer 2019 A.L.L. Green Futures Application Form today!

A.L.L. Green Futures Summer 2019 Paid Internship Program for Middle & High School Students


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