The afternoon artists in Hawthorne have had some fun as well as thoughtful activities. These last few weeks they’ve been exploring questions around the purpose of art in the community and how that relates to their own self-expression. As a result, they have made some incredibly creative clay figures and tye-dye shirts to explore their unique talents and styles. Today they took those elements of self-expression out into the neighboring blocks of our gardens. With some clay, compost, water and native, beneficial seeds they assembled “seed bombs” to plant in the empty lots and exposed earth. Their hope is that the colorful flowers and plants will allow the “Youth Farm love” to extend beyond our garden fences.