Archive for the ‘Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park’ Category

May02

Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park Gardens Plant Sale – May 15

We’re excited to invite you to join us on May 15, 11 am – 4 pm for the First Annual Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park’s Plant Sale Fundraiser to be held in the beautiful, RI Living Library & Think Park Gardens. All proceeds will support the sustainability and growth of these lush and healthy Gardens.

The RI Living Library & Think Park Gardens serve as a thriving and healthy, hands-on ecological learning hub for youth and adults to explore and learn about nature, and work with soil and plants, so they grow and thrive in an urban setting. 

Bonnie Ora Sherk, Founder & Director of A Living Library, and its nonprofit sponsor, Life Frames, Inc., has been working together with the Roosevelt Island community since 2001. She has  been joined by China Bushell, who is working with the community in transforming the R.I. Living Library & Think Park Gardens into the ecological artwork we see today, and teaching all ages about plants, gardening, and all things natural, including healthy eating and cooking.

Join Us on May 15, and have your pick from a wide array of fresh vegetables, including broccoli, cabbage, peppers, okra, tomatoes, and eggplant; herbs: basil, dill, and fennel; and medicinal flowers, like African Marigolds, Salvia, and Snapdragon and Bee Balm. 

The event will be cash only with the cost of plants ranging from $2.50 - $3.50 with free seeds offered every hour! Come see how environmental education, urban agriculture and sustainable, ecological development helps revitalize Roosevelt Island, and other communities – locally and globally. 

Your contribution will be a big help!  We look forward to seeing YOU !!

The R.I. Living Library & Think Park Gardens are located adjacent to the new Roosevelt Island Public Library and St. Francis X. Cabrini Church behind 504 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY. 

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!

Dec26

New RI Living Library & Think Park Master Plan

Please see our new Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park Master Plan with integrated A.L.L. Program Plan for site adjacent to the new RI Public Library. 

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Nov06

Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park – Fall 2019

 

Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park

As temperature drops and leaves fall, we enjoy these last few days outside before snow covers it all. A.L.L. Garden Instructor China Bushell, in the Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park has been preparing the A.L.L. Gardens for next spring with wonderful community participation of all ages: Harvesting, Composting and Planting for the next season with the help of school children and community residents.

Enjoy a few pictures from the busy fall season in the Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park. (more…)

Sep19

FREE Organic Gardening Workshop Presented By RI Living Library & RI Public Library

Free Organic Gardening Workshop by RI Living Library

On September 21, 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. This weekend's workshop is about fall plantings, cuttings, and plant division. The workshop will begin in RI Public Library to discuss the workshop subject with the help of Library's resources and display materials. Later, participants will get a chance to learn more about organic gardening in  RI Living Library Gardens, behind new RI Library site, 504 Main Street. 

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