About Our Farm

In 2011 Founder Kelly Carlisle, an African-American Navy veteran, wished to apply her experience as a Master Gardener. After starting a garden with her daughter, she read of the severe socioeconomic and health disparities in East Oakland, her childhood home. An idea was born and with local support she started a ¼ acre farm at Tassafaronga Recreation Center in a food desert.

Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) elevates inner-city life by challenging oppressive dynamics and environments through urban farming. We inspire 3,000+ low-income youth and families to focus on wellness, education, and improving quality of life in Elmhurst through access to farming beds, nutrition and cooking classes, community building events, educational childcare camps for 300+ local youth, a CSA, food pantry, and farmstand provides produce to residents (accepting EBT payments), and installation of gardens in local schools with partner Alameda County.

Farm Workdays

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Rent the Farm

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