2015 was an AMAZING year! For a summary of our accomplishments to date, stop by our offices to pick up a copy of our newly published report, 2011-2015 in Review. You can also download the report here. This piece details the highlights of our growing organization, including:
Executive Director Kelly Carlisle honored by President Barack Obama, Assemblymember Rob Bonta, ABC 7, and the Super Bowl 50 Fund.
Awarded contract to install seven school and community farms across Alameda County in 2015-2016
Started accepting EBT payments for CSAs and produce with support from Phat Beets Produce
Started a local Food Pantry with partner Project Access in Tassafaronga Village
Hosted 30+ schools and non-profits to learn about farming and consulted on 20+ local gardens.
In 2016, ANV aims to further prove our commitment to our communities by providing all ages with opportunities to learn, grow, and be present as well as advocating for a more just and equitable food system, education system, and by instilling hope and excitement in the lives of our youth. We want to expand our camps to ensure more than 300 youth have access to enriching, healthy, safe, educational, and FUN activities during school breaks. But we can’t do all of this without YOUR SUPPORT!
So download our 2011-2015 In Review Report today, sign up for our newsletter, volunteer on the farm or at the camps, and donate and help us reach our campaign goal of $25,000! Together, we can grow a brighter future for youth and their families in East Oakland one tomato, book, and jumping jack at a time!
Acta Non Verba’s Produce & Value Added Product Business
Q: What IS a CSA?
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.
ANV’s CSA allows city residents to have direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown ultra locally by our Kid Farmers.
When you become a member of a CSA, you’re purchasing a “share” of vegetables from a regional farmer. Weekly or bi-weekly, from June 17th until August 14th, our farmers will deliver that share of produce to a convenient Pick-Up Location: One Stop ( 8400 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94621) or to your home (for an extra fee).
CSA members pay for an entire season of produce upfront or on a week-to-week basis.
Shares usually include 5-7 types of vegetables, enough for a family of 2-4 people. Half shares for smaller households are available upon request.*
My name is Husniyah McLeod, and my son is Amir age 9 .
My family and I have been living here at Tassafaronga for a little over three years now. I’ve always walked by the farm and wanted to go inside and pick some veggies but was too afraid. Then, about a year ago, I got a knock on my door! It was Miss Kelly inviting me and my family to come join the farm. From that day forward I’ve been coming with my son Amir.
Back in late November of 2013, I saw Miss. Kelly at the farm, I hobbled in and asked her if she knew of any herbs I could take too help progress my labor with my daughter. Sure enough she did. About two and half days later my daughter Amiylah was born.
So with that being said one could see just how much ANV Farm means to me and my family. Not only that but Miss. Kelly provides the community with a breath of fresh air. Not just for the children but the parents, grandparents, families and etc.
My son Amir loves going to the farm and helping out all the time. He really has gained a good relationship and bond with intern Brian.
He also loves all of the camps and all the fun and educational things Miss Kelly and the other ANV staff provide. Me myself have also gained a good bond with the children of Camp ANV and at the farm.
Me and my family look forward to staying in involved with ANV’s Farm ANV in the future. I personally LOVE the whole ANV family and what it stands for in our Community.
I give to ANV because everyday I see my future in a child’s eyes.
People always say invest in your future so you have what you need when you get older. The children in our communities are our future! If not me then who? If now now then when? Time waits for no one….I give because I want to invest in my future, their future… OUR FUTURE!
ANV plays a crucial part in that investment! Every child in the program gains a new understanding for what they are capable of creating. They learn that “limitation” is only a word. That the limit to their success is set by their desire to grow and achieve their dreams.
They see the value of work and saving for the next day. They gain an understanding of how food fuels their body and the economy. ANV is a light that shows them a new way to reach goals and dreams!
“Acta Non Verba works tirelessly to address issues of food justice in East Oakland. Whether it’s educating children about healthy eating, teaching community gardeners how to grow their own food or hosting engaging workshops and field trips at the farm, Acta Non Verba empowers the East Oakland community to be healthier and happier.
Children who attend camp ANV are challenged to try all sorts of new things, from growing and cooking food, to dancing and playing the violin. And it’s out on the farm that they really come alive: the children plan, plant and harvest the summer’s produce, and ANV staff then sells it to the community through a weekly farm stand and CSA. Acta Non Verba recognizes that children with savings accounts are seven times more likely to attend college, so proceeds from the farm stand and CSA go to individual savings accounts for the children.
“I give to Acta Non Verba because ANV gives to me, my family, and my community. Where else can my children learn about healthy living, food justice, and economic viability in a space where “FUN”! is frequently the answer to “how was your day?”
I give because I support the mission, leadership, and programmatic goals of the organization. ANV is community based in its design, its implementation, and its outreach.
ANV is important because it stands alone as the only urban farm in my community. The resources that it provides are vital to the sustainability and regrowth of East Oakland. By proving food, education, a safe space, and healthy living resources for the community, ANV is transformative in its approach to improving the quality of life for residents of East Oakland.
It’s important because of the diversity of programs that Camp ANV offers. It’s critical to economically disadvantaged, as well as, working families in East Oakland, because it provides affordable programs for children and families. ANV is necessary!”
For OUSD youth in grades K-8…
Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project is excited to invite you to participate in our First Annual 2014 Activity brochure Art Contest! Children are asked to create original artwork with the hope that it will be featured in ANV’s 2014 activity brochure. This year’s theme is “Food Comes From Farms” in addition to the artwork being featured in our brochure, the Grand Prize winner will receive a $50 gift card.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ARTWORK:
* 8 ½ x 11 white paper
* On the back, clearly print your name, home address, email address, phone number, grade and school.
* Entries must be RECEIVED by Monday, March 3, 2014
SUBMIT ENTRIES TO:
Acta Non Verba
Attn: Art Contest
P.O. Box 22944 Oakland, CA 94609
Call 510.972.3276 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
**IMPORTANT** We are not able to return any artwork. Any art submitted for this contest will be considered property of Acta Non Verba.