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Sponsor a Child to Attend Camp ANV!


Donate A Campership – Change a Life!

(All of that, for just $100!)

Oakland Parks and Recreation (OPR) and ANV’s spring and summer day camps are ALWAYS a resounding success last year, over 160 children in attended!

Well, now, were’re back for 2015! This amazing partnership will be offering CampANV’s Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter camp AGAIN!!

Beginning April 6-10 from 7:30 am- 6:00 pm, kids will have a ball with the theme: “Cultures in Our Communities”!

Breakfast, lunch and snack are all home cooked using produce from our farm and provided to the kids, free w/ the registration fee of just $100!

Your donation of just $100 will provide a campership to one of our farm rockstars!

From a parent:

ANV is just wonderful!  My kids would come home excited about their daily activities whether it was cooking or working in the community gardens (my son did not touch a veggie before ANV). 

The instruction they receive will follow them thru their lives, they became aware of the nutrition they need, from cooking to cultivating.

Thank you ANV for coming to our community!

-Esperanza M. (Miguel and Maribel’s mom)!

Please consider sponsoring a child today!

And remember, “It’s YOU that put the YOUTH in ANV’s Youth Urban Farm Project!”


ANV and OPR’s Summer Day Camp 2014

Fairyland pic

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!!


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

Farm Visits and Field Trips!

Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) offers outdoor educational program to pre-K through 12th grade students, college observation activity students, and adults that includes a tour of the farm, a discovery activity, food sampling, and an age-appropriate work project.  The Coordinator will tailor the visit according to each group’s goals, interests, and time frame.

Click HERE for the Application and Waiver!

Possible focus topics include:

  •  Exploring soil and compost
  •  Planting and transplanting
  • Learning about bees, bugs, and worms
  • Understanding food sources
  • Understanding food deserts
  • Investigating ecosystems
  • Sustaining our environment
  • Learning to love vegetables
  • How to become an urban farmer
  • Mapping a seasonal garden

If you would like to schedule a visit, please complete the Field Trip Application form.  Please note that all youth visitors must have their parent or guardian complete a waiver before they arrive on the farm.

Group Size

Groups larger than 25 should contact the Coordinator at to make special arrangements.


For PK-5th grade, there should be a minimum of one and no more than two adults for every five students.

For 6th – 12th grade, there should be a minimum of one and no more than two adults for every ten students.

Adults include teachers, administrators, parents, and teacher aides.

What to wear/bring

An Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project field trip is an outdoor experience, rain or shine (except during severe weather such as lightning or heat advisories, in which case we will relocate into indoor spaces when possible until the conditions are safe).  Visitors should dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy shoes for walking in grass, mud, and dirt paths.

Visitors are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles, sunscreen, and bug spray with them.  All visitors must sign a waiver before their visit – minors require a parent/guardian’s signature.

How to prepare your students

We’d appreciate your help preparing your students for the trip by sharing our farm’s rules with them before they arrive:

Keep your feet on the paths to avoid trampling any plants growing in the raised garden beds.

Ask permission before picking and eating any produce or using any tools.

Leave sticks, woodchips, and rocks on the ground.

Try out a new food and be polite if it’s not your favorite.  No saying “gross,” “yuck,” or “nasty” – you might influence someone else to not like it.

Stay calm around insects.

Practice active listening, be curious, and ask questions!

How to prepare your chaperones

We love working with enthusiastic chaperones who help their youth enjoy the farm!  We like to remind our adult guests of a few guidelines before the trip:

Help the youth stay safe on the farm by monitoring their movements – reminding them to stay on the paths, not throw sticks or rocks, and to be cautious when using tools.

Please help maximize student learning by letting the youth answer the questions and allowing them to experience the activities first.

Demonstrate enthusiasm for trying new experiences and tastes by either working alongside the youth or keeping quiet about your own likes and dislikes.

Help us practice environmental responsibility by reminding youth to only use one drinking cup while visiting and to pick up any litter they generate.

Scheduling procedures

Field trips are generally available 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. If you have special scheduling requests let us know and we may be able to make adjustments.


$200-Sliding Scale depending on how long the field trip lasts, how many participants, what type of activity and if ANV will be providing snacks from the farm.

Checks should be received in advance, made payable to Acta non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project. P.O. Box 22944 Oakland, CA 94609.  Fees are fully refundable if trip is cancelled by ANV and in cases of extreme weather and/or emergency school closing.  50% will be refunded if the trip is cancelled by theschool/ group.

Getting to the farm

We are located on the corner of 83rd Ave and E Street in east Oakland behind Tassafaronga Recreation Center (975 85th Ave.). If you are using a GPS to find us, please type in 1001 83rd Ave. Oakland, CA 94621. Map link for directions:

Visitors, please park along E Street and NOT on 83rd Ave. You will be ticketed and possibly towed. If you are taking AC Transit, take the # 98 – towards San Leandro St. It will drop you off on the corner of 85th and E Street and you can find us from there.

Rain or Shine Policy

Here at Acta Non Verba we like to get our hands in the dirt come rain or shine, and we’re ready for field trips in almost any weather. We expect groups to arrive prepared for the weather, but also have sheltered places on and near the farm where we can do activities and stay protected.


After your visit, group leaders will be asked to complete a short online survey to provide feedback to Acta Non Verba staff.  We can also provide materials (reflection questions, readings, or learning evaluations) that connect with the farm-based activity for leaders to use with their group after the visit.

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Click HERE for the Application and Waiver!

Monthly Garden Party!

Eat up!!
Eat up!!

Invite your friends and Neighbors!

The first Saturday of each month, from Noon- 4 pm Acta Non Verba holds a farm Work Day at Tassafaronga. (83rd Ave and E Street 94621) Here we weed and plant and harvest and prune, learn lessons about sustainable agriculture and growing produce in East Oakland. Come get your hands dirty, feel the sun on your face and help us maintain this small farm. (And possibly take home some organically grown produce!) ** A light lunch will be provided**

Field Trips and Farm Visits

A church youth group visits ANV@ Tassafaronga!
A church youth group visits ANV@ Tassafaronga!

Looking for a safe and exciting place to bring your school, class, company or organization? Well look no further than ANV@ Tassafaronga!

We offer Farm Tours, Field Trips, Service Learning Projects and general fun to groups as small as five to groups as large as 50.

Get our application HERE!

We have hosted:






Meditation Circles



Field trips for: Elementary, Middle and High Schools

Give us a call to plan and schedule your trip! 510.972.FARM (3276)

Find the Field Trip/ Farm Tour Waiver