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ANV’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)! Open NOW!

ANV's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) starts again on June 17, 2015!! Sign Up NOW!
ANV’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) starts again on June 17, 2015!! Sign Up NOW!

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.*

Ready to Sign Up?!

Check out our registration form here!
#EastOaklandRising!!
*Adapted from http://www.justfood.org/csa

Why I Give… By Husniyah McLeod

Donate to Acta Non Verba and help us make more smiles in East Oakland!
Donate to Acta Non Verba and help us make more smiles in East Oakland!

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.

Please, take a moment to donate at least $50 to help Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project continue it’s Mission!

Support Youth Nutrition and Empowerment by Donating Here!
Support Youth Nutrition and Empowerment by Donating Here!

#EastOaklandRising!

Husniyah McLeod

#CampANV Parent

Why I Give… By Althea Raiford

Why do I Give?

I give to ANV because everyday I see my future in a child’s eyes.

Donate to Acta Non Verba and help us make more smiles in East Oakland!
Donate to Acta Non Verba and help us make more smiles in East Oakland!

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!

Please, take a moment to donate at least $50 to help Acta Non

Support Youth Nutrition and Empowerment by Donating Here!
Support Youth Nutrition and Empowerment by Donating Here!

Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project continue it’s mission of providing a safe place for East Oakland youth.

#EastOaklandRising!

Althea Raiford

#TeamANV Supporter

“Why I Give…” -Stephanie Radbill

Why I Give…

Stephanie Radbill  ANV Board Member
Stephanie Radbill
ANV Board Member

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. 

Not only do I believe in Acta Non Verba’s mission, but I have witnessed their impact, and it’s powerful. I am so proud to support the programs at ANV that build a more just food system for residents of East Oakland.” 

Every Dollar Donated to ANV Ensures a Brighter Future for Children in East Oakland.
Every Dollar Donated to ANV Ensures a Brighter Future for Children in East Oakland.

Please, take a moment to donate at least $50 to help Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project continue it’s mission of providing a safe place for East Oakland youth.

#EastOaklandRising!

Stephanie Radbill

ANV Board Member

“Why I Give” -Carlynn Wooten-Scott

Why I Give…

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.

I give because giving to ANV is an investment in the development of my children and my community.

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!”

Every Dollar Donated to ANV Ensures a Brighter Future for Children in East Oakland.
Every Dollar Donated to ANV Ensures a Brighter Future for Children in East Oakland.

Please, take a moment to donate at least $50 to help Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project continue it’s mission of providing a safe place for East Oakland youth.

-Carlynn Wooten-Scott

Camp ANV Mom and ANV Board Member

ANV’s 3rd Annual Epic Oakland Food Day is coming!!

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ANV and OPR present our 3rd Annual EPIC Oakland FOOD Day! on Saturday, October 18 from 12-5!

Preserve the Harvest …And have FUN Doing it!

This FREE event will have music, kids activities and workshops showcasing different ways you can eat SUMMER FRESH produce all winter long!

Learn:

How YOU can use Vegetables to make natural DYES for clothing!

How to Make Jams and Jellies and Can them!!

How to Make a SUPER SIMPLE #Delicious Tomato sauce!

And so much MORE!

Plus, SUPER FUN Activities for KIDS!

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Want To PARTICIPATE as an exhibitor?!

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We are ‪Seeking Master Food Preservers‬!!

We are looking for folks in the community who can CAN!

Do you know how to: Bake breads or crackers? Dry fruits and veggies, ferment krauts, pickle peppers, smoke or salt meat, create healthful teas?!

Please sign up HERE, so we can highlight your work at this event!

RSVP Here on our Facebook Event page!

And please feel free to share this call and event with your networks! Thanks so much!

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ANV and OPR’s Summer Day Camp 2014

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Acta Non Verba’s and OPR’s Summer Break Day Camp at Tassafaronga June 16- August 15

NOW Accepting Applications!

Check out our E-Flyer HERE!

Acta Non Verba (ANV) and Oakland Parks and Recreation (OPR) are teaming up again to bring Action, Education, Excitement and FUN to your children this SUMMER!

Join us this Summer for Art Projects, Storytelling, Reading, Games, Overnight Camping and MORE!!

And at just $10 per Day, it cant be beat!

Get the application HERE!

(Session 1) June 16-July 11 (7am-6pm) (Session 2) July 21-August 15 (7am-6pm)

Thomas Raising Friends

For just $10 per day*, your child will receive:

Breakfast, Lunch and a Snack

Field Trip Admission and Transportation

Art, Culinary, Fitness, and Gardening activities

A Safe, Clean, EDUCATIONAL place to GROW!

…AND a TON of FUN!!

**8am-5pm

Think You’re Ready? Find the Application in English and Spanish HERE.

Art Contest!!

1st Annual Camp ANV Art Contest!!

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
Questions?
Call 510.972.3276 or e-mail info@anvfarm.org
**IMPORTANT** We are not able to return any artwork. Any art submitted for this contest will be considered property of Acta Non Verba.

Camp ANV 2014

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ANV Youth Spring Break Mini- Camp

Monday, April 14 – Friday, April 18th

8am-5pm

$50

SPRING BREAK MINI- CAMP application HERE! For your convenience, you can pay for camp, HERE!

Get a jump on summer camps and try out Camp ANV 2014!

There are so many things ANV@Tassafaronga has to offer! Your child can help!

Some of our activities this week will include:

Gardening, Carpentry, Swimming, Farming, Laughing!!

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 (83rd Ave & E Street 94621) is planned, planted, harvested and sold by youth grades K-8 and 100% of the proceeds are placed into individual savings accounts for those who have participated.

ANV offers a path for community residents of all ages to build trust, self-determination, and economic resiliency.