In the spring of 2009, our community garden was started in our unfinished parking lot. Students ages 6-12 came once a week to plant herbs, spices, vegetables and flowers. They also designed weather vanes, painted and tiled flower beds and plant containers. The also helped build bird houses and create sculptures for the Garden Studio. The students, under the tutelage of Rogelio Acevedo and Alejandro Campos, had the satisfaction of watching the seeds become flowers and the smalll plants flourish and bear fruit, which they were able to harvest. The Garden Studio Program with the students from LA's Best explanded to tiling decorative outdoor walls for Watts Community homes. We are very grateful that soon after the Garden Studio was underway, Artist-in-Residence Agustine Aguirre began to volunteer his talent and leadership to this very succesflu programs. We expanded out A.I.R program which includes Rogelio Acevedo, Alejandro Campos, Crystal De La Torre, Charles Dickson, Jessica Gudiel, Dominique Moody, Norma Haas Rosen, Kenzi Shiokava, Carlos Spivey, and Rosie Lee Hooks. 

All youth students particaping at the WTACC are expected to work 10 hours per school year (October-June) in the garden where they will be exposed to gardening, harvesting and general care for plants and animals . Special days will be designtaed for these activities. Dates are to be announced.

Gloves and Water will be provided. Please dress preferably with long pants and clothes that closed-toe shoes

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