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Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) elevates life in the inner city by challenging oppressive dynamics and environments through urban farming. ANV’s quarter acre farm located in the City of Oakland’s Tassafaronga Park is planned, planted, harvested and sold by youth in grades K-8. One hundred percent of the proceeds are placed into individual savings accounts for those who participate.

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Why I Give

Victoria-Russell
by Victoria Russell, ANV Advisory Board Member

I grew up in the heart of rural Mississippi. I was surrounded by nutritious fruits and vegetables, which were grown and shipped out to the rest of the country, but my diet consisted of highly processed foods and refined sugars. After I moved to California and began to invest in my own health and wellness, my understanding of both urban and rural food deserts began to grow. The way my mind, body, and spirit have healed from eating nutrient-dense food that I had a hand in producing creates a sense of pride as well as a healthier body!

What powerful tools Acta Non Verba gives our young people… I give my time to ANV because the future of our planet and the spirit of our youth depends upon it.

Recent News & Media


PRESS RELEASE: New Savings, Financial Literacy Initiative for Oakland Low-Income Youth

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