A Living Library = A. L. L.

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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Recent Updates

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…)

Dec12

Update On Dramatic Transformation of Seneca Avenue Streetscape Into Ecological CA Native Rain Gardens

Continuing with our earlier post on Transformation of Seneca Avenue Streetscape in San Francisco, we want to share more updates on the progress of this unique urban greening project by Life Frames, Inc. & A Living Library.  Seneca Avenue, between San Jose and Cayuga Avenues in the Islais Creek Watershed, has long been a wide, barren, long hill, contributing greatly to overflowing sewers and flooding in the Cayuga Valley and Islais Creek Watershed. 

After cutting and removing tons of concrete from the site, the transformation of this former heat island into lush CA Native Rain Gardens has finally begun. Over 200 students from Leadership High School, as well as other community members, have actively participated in planting California native  trees and understory plants on the site. Shown here are a few pictures documenting the dedicated hard work of the youth and adults in transforming this previously desolate space, into fertile, blue/green, multifunctional native landscapes. (more…)

Nov27

Invitation to FREE Organic & CA Native Plants Workshop- December 07, 2019!

A Living Library

Please join us for our next A Living Library FREE Organic Gardening & California Native Plants Workshop in D11 at the OMI/ Excelsior Living Library & Think Park on Saturday, December 07, 2019 from 1.30 P.M. to 5 P.M.  

Meet us in Lower Garden on Oneida off San Jose Avenue between Ocean and Geneva Avenues, and Denman & San Miguel schools - Near Balboa BART. 

All ages are welcome, including seniors!

Looking forward to seeing you soon. Thanks & Happy Holidays! 

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…)

Oct30

Participate In FREE Organic Gardening & CA Native Plants Workshop By A Living Library on November 02, 2019

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Please join us for our next A Living Library FREE Organic Gardening & California Native Plants Workshop in D11 at the OMI/ Excelsior Living Library & Think Park on Saturday, November 02, 2019, 2.00 P.M. - 5.30 P.M.

Please meet us in Lower Garden on Oneida Avenue, off San Jose Avenue between Ocean and Geneva Avenues, and James Denman & San Miguel schools (Near Balboa BART). 

All ages are welcome including seniors!

It is a great opportunity for community members. Please share this with your friends and neighbors and invite them to the workshop. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

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