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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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FREE Organic Gardening & CA Native Workshop in OMI/ Excelsior Living Library Lower Garden

Please join us for our next A Living Library FREE Organic Gardening & CA Native Plants Workshop in D11 at the OMI/Excelsior Living Library & Think Park on Saturday, September 7, 2-5:30 PM. Meet in Lower Garden on Oneida off San Jose Avenue between Ocean & Geneva Avenues and Denman & San Miguel schools - Near Balboa BART. Please see flyer below for more details.

FREE Organic Gardening & CA Native Workshop

All Ages are Welcome including Seniors ! Please share with your friends and neighbors.


Enjoy & Learn About Organic & CA Native Gardening In Free Community Workshops By OMI/ Excelsior Living Library

A Living Library SF Workshop

Learn about organic and California native gardening in free community workshops for all ages conducted by OMI/ Excelsior Living Library & Think Park in Lower Garden of OMI/ Excelsior Living Library , in Oneida Avenue. In today's workshop (Aug 24, 2019, 2 PM-5 PM), A.L.L. Garden Instructor Marius Samso will discuss about soil and compost, proper pruning, plant propagation, and organic integrated pest management. Please wear closed-toe shoes, hat and sunblock and do not forget to bring a water bottle. Snacks will be provided. 


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. 


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


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.

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