News & Media

PRESS RELEASE: New Savings, Financial Literacy Initiative for Oakland Low-Income Youth

 June 14, 2016

NEWS RELEASE: June 14, 2016 CONTACTS: Kelly Carlisle, Executive Director, Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project, (510) 277-7489, kelly@anvfarm.org Michelle Brega, U.S. Bank, Michelle.Brega@usbank.com Annabelle Sibthorpe, Resident Services Manager, Project Access, (510) 286-0130, asibthorpe@project-access.org New Savings, Financial Literacy Initiative for Oakland Low-Income Youth New partnership between Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project, Project … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: New Savings, Financial Literacy Initiative for Oakland Low-Income Youth




Tip BIG for Summer Camp ANV on June 23

 June 9, 2016

Please join Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project for a FUN evening of drinks and food as we guest bartend to support Camp ANV on June 23 from 6-9PM at Spats at 1974 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California 94704.




Congratulate Our New Board Co-Chairs…And Apply to Join our Board

 March 21, 2016

Khiaecia Key and Sarah Ting were voted in as Acta Non Verba’s Executive Board Co-Chairs! Join us in welcoming them to these new positions.




Three Things We Learned About Farming And Each Other

 February 7, 2016

It’s the holidays so we should talk about why we are grateful to ANV and the communities we serve. Our work has taught us so many things abut ourselves and each other – and what community means to us and our campers.




“Oakland’s Acta Non Verba brings farm to table”

 November 25, 2015

Amid glowing rows of rainbow chard and plump purple eggplants, Kelly Carlisle, founder of Acta Non Verba Farm, is celebrating her sixth community harvest…




ANV’S 2011-2015 In Review Report Is Here!

 October 30, 2015

2015 was an AMAZING year for Acta Non Verba! Download our report for all of the highlights of our growing organization.




ANV Featured at 2015 Farm To Fork SF Expo!

 August 27, 2015

Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project was a featured exhibitor at the 2015 free Farm To Fork Expo in San Francisco, CA!




Camp ANV Spotlight: Connecting to Ancestors with Afia Walking Tree

 August 20, 2015

Afia Walking Tree commands the children’s attention with her expressive voice, movements, and drums during very special African drumming class held at Camp ANV this Summer. She connects campers to our Ancestors and a time long ago when Spirit and daily life intertwined.




Camp ANV Spotlight: Talking Sticks with Sifu Bill Owens

 July 30, 2015

This Summer, Bay Area martial arts legends Sifu Bill and Simo Mary Owens are sharing their unique and beautiful martial arts form known as Kusema Vijiti, also called the Talking Sticks, with our Camp ANV campers.




ANV Director to Speak at Historic #BlackLivesMatter Event

 July 21, 2015

Kelly Carlisle, Executive Director of Acta Non Verba, joined hundreds of Black freedom fighters convening from around the country at the inaugural Movement for Black Lives Convening in Cleveland, Ohio. Ms. Carlisle hosted a workshop titled “Farming = Healing: How Farming Saved My Life and Made Me Aware of My Blackness.”