News & Media

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.”




Entries Due August 1, 2015 for 2nd Annual Future Peace NOW Art Contest

 July 19, 2015

Acta Non Verba Is looking for your masterpiece for our Second Annual Youth Art Contest: “Future Peace Now”!




ANV’s Kelly Carlisle Named “Vet of the Year”

 July 2, 2015

Each year California Assemblymember Rob Bonta selects one exemplary veteran to honor as Veteran of the Year for the 18th Assembly District. For 2015, that honor went to Acta Non Verba’s own Kelly Carlisle.




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

 June 16, 2015

Sign-Up NOW for a share of ANV’s Community Supported Agriculture Business! 100% of the proceeds are placed into Savings Accounts for Camp ANV Participants!




The 2015 National Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference

 May 21, 2015

The 2015 Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference explored issues of race, class, commerce, health, nutrition and growing, and production techniques.




The Chef and The Revolutionary!

 May 10, 2015

On June 14th, 2015, we hosted our First Annual Summer Mixer & Farm Benefit at Kingston 11 in Oakland! The event featured a five-course dinner by chef to the stars, Tarik Abdullah, and special guest Elaine Brown, former chairwoman of the Black Panther Party.




Celebrate ANV’s 3rd Annual Epic Oakland Food Day

 October 3, 2014

Acta Non Verba and Oakland Parks and Recreation presented the Third Annual EPIC Oakland FOOD Day on Saturday, October 18, 2014. The event featured music, kids activities, and workshops showcasing different ways you can eat summer fresh produce all winter long!