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


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!


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!


Want To PARTICIPATE as an exhibitor?!


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!



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!!


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


ANV’s 3rd Annual “Spring Of Green” Open House and After Party -Saturday, June 7th



FUN for the Whole Family!!
This FREE Community Event is not to be missed!

Acta Non Verba has got an amazing line-up of guest speakers, gardening workshops and lots of great kid’s activities planned like, Rock Climbing, Face Painting, Arts and Crafts, Cooking Demo’s and even a Bouncy House!

Check it OUT!!





AND, After the SHOW, It’s the After Party…

Benefit Mixer for Acta Non Verba

Craft Cocktails!
Craft Cocktails!


7631 MacArthur Blvd.  Oakland, CA 94605

The celebration won’’t end at 4 pm on June 7th.Come out and join the ANV Staff, Board Members and Supporters at the Spring of Green Mixer from 6 pm to 9 pm at the ANV Shared Office Space (ANV:SOS) located at 7631 MacArthur Blvd!Enjoy some good eats, craft cocktails (included in the price) made with FRESH ingredients from our farm and an awesome DJ!All while visiting our shared work space, networking with fellow farmers and friends of farmers! You don’t want to miss this! A donation of $50 gets you in and tickets can be purchased through EventBrite.
We Need YOU!

Help Wanted! Social Media & Outreach Intern



Social Media Intern


Social Media / Outreach Intern

ABOUT US:Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) elevates life in the inner city by challenging oppressive dynamics and environments through urban farming.

OUR MISSION: 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 is seeking a responsible individual to provide general communications and marketing support to the Executive Director and our Board of Directors and Advisory Boards, including direct mailing, generating marketing content, including writing and researching for the e-newsletter and blog, scheduling and representing ANV at relevant events; maintaining ANV’s social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, ect. Additionally, there may be some duties related to event planning, fundraising and development.

Specific duties include:

• Create and implement program-specific marketing campaigns to increase awareness of our organization and participation in upcoming events
• Update and develop contact lists for outreach, including local events, to promote our programs and events
• Research and maintain a calendar of local outreach events; attend and represent ANV at these events
• Assist with editing marketing and programmatic materials, including press releases, tour announcements, fliers, brochures, etc.
• Populate ANV social media with content (i.e. articles, photos, links, videos, and blogs) related to our work
• Assist with organizing and running ANV events, including outreach and marketing for events, set up, tabling, taking photos, etc.
Primary responsibilities include:
• Identify new opportunities for marketing and outreach
• Staying current with social media trends and opportunities and be a key marketing resource for the Food Sovereignty Tours team and help the Program Coordinator develop marketing strategies for expanding our social media membership/audience such as planning and executing specific marketing campaigns
• Follow political developments related to our work. Write profiles of key organizations, communities and individuals from our community
• Be an active and enthusiastic participant invested in improving the organization


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The ideal candidate for this position must have strong organizational and writtencommunication skills and must be an active participant in the social media sphere. Must be a creative thinker and self-motivator to help promote our organization in new ways. Experience in marketing and fundraising a plus, but not required. In addition, we are looking for someone that is excited and passionate about our work and can convey that to any audience.

• Superior communication skills
• Self motivated and self directed
• An active participant in the social media sphere
• Advanced knowledge of social media technologies, tools and capabilities.
• Experience in underserved communities a plus
• Excellent writing skills, research experience a plus

* PREFERRED: Background in marketing, public relations, journalism or business. Competent in Spanish a plus, but not required.

The Communications Intern will be required to commit to a minimum of 15-20 hours/week for minimum duration of four months.

The Intern will gain invaluable experience developing, contributing to and editing an international newsletter, as well as executing various online marketing campaigns, including developing viral marketing strategies. The Intern will also gain useful writing samples in a number of formats, e.g web copy, grant proposals, blog posts, etc. In addition, Acta Non Verba is a dynamic environment for networking with local organizations, NGOs, scholars and activists working in a broad range of fields related to social justice in food and agriculture.
Acta Non Verba Interns are expected to also help out with farming duties. This is an unpaid position.

Application instructions:

Interested candidates please visit website at and learn more about us! Then please submit your resume (or educational summary) and 1 paragraph cover letter further explaining your interest in this internship and why you’re the best fit for our organization. Additionally, please submit a writing sample.

Deadline to apply is Monday, April 7. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis, so please apply soon. Start date will be the second week of April 14, 2014. Please note: Applicant must be based locally and have their own transportation.

Please send full application to with “ANV Social Media Outreach Intern” as the subject line.

Photos of ANV:SOS

ANV: Shared Office Space (SOS)

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Acta Non Verba’s Shared Office Space (SOS) is now OPEN!!

7631 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94621

510.686.1717 ~

9am -5pm (Earlier or Later if you need it… Just let us know!)

Have you been looking for a comfortable, professional space to conduct your business? A place to run your meetings, interview candidates, make copies or just send a fax?

Well, look no further than ANV’s New Shared Office Space!

In addition to WiFi, an awesome, positive and supportive environment, we have amenities you just won’t find anywhere east of Downtown!

Reception Area Featuring:

  • A Full Size Couch
  • Comfy Armchairs
  • End tables
  • B&W and Color Printing
  • Scanning
  • Fax
  • Mail Service

Indoor Meeting Area Featuring:

  • Capacity for up to 25 people
  • 6ft Conference Table
  • 8ft x 4ft White Board
  • Projection Area
  • Privacy Partitions

Outdoor Meeting Area (Patio) Featuring:

  • Capacity for up to 25 people
  • WiFi
  • Tables
  • Chairs/ Benches
  • Organically Grown Produce

Kitchenette and Breakfast Nook Featuring:

  • Whiteboard
  • Table
  • Chairs
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Deep Freezer
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • Tableware
  • Coffee and Tea Service


Ready?! Fill out the appointment form HERE!!