Eventhough we have not written anything since our apprentices have returned from France last July, we have been very busy working on the chateau, programs and projects. Our five “kids” came back from France enchanted and completely changed. The pilot program has been such a success, it has exceeded our expectation and the kids have been examplary. Now at least 2 of them , Sharon and Abraham, are ready to continue with the Chateau Vert full nine month apprenticeship. Myles is persuing his dream of becoming a chef, working as a sous-chef in a fine restaurant in Pasadena, Victor working full time and training to become a phlebotomist and Mike working as a full time employee for Hillside helping foster youth in art projects







Abraham, Myles, Patrice and Sharon enjoying a “mousse au chocolat” in a French cafe, Nicole’s in S Pasadena.











Myles, Leigh Torgerson, a supporter and donor, Sharon and Abraham going to our church to hear Leigh singing in his choral.


Please come to our Chateau Vert Benefit Faire

MARCH 31 (saturday), from 10:00 am to 5:00 PM, at the end of HIGHGROVE TERRACE, LOS ANGELES 90042

General admission: $6.00 including one door prize raffle ticket. Kids under 12 free

We will have a taste of a typical 17th century village fair, with period music, period costumes, French food, demonstrations of old trades, performance of singing, dance and poetry, celebrity appearances, testimonials of our apprentices’ experiences in France, sale of garage sale material to fine antiques, a live auction and many other surprises.

Come with your period costume








Abraham, Sharon and Karen in an assembly line situation, printing, sorting, cutting and binding our new Chateau Vert calendar.

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