News & Media

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.”




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.