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Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) elevates life in Oakland and beyond by challenging oppressive dynamics and environments through urban farming. Founded and led mainly by women of color from the surrounding neighborhood and larger community, ANV creates a safe and creative outdoor space for children, youth, and families in East Oakland, CA. ANV engages and strengthens young people’s understanding of nutrition, food production, and healthy living as well as strengthens their ties to the community.

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Why I Give

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by Josephine Radbill, ANV Board Member

Acta Non Verba works tirelessly to address issues of food justice in East Oakland. Whether it’s educating children about healthy eating, teaching community gardeners how to grow their own food or hosting engaging workshops and field trips at the farm, Acta Non Verba empowers the East Oakland community to be healthier and happier.

Not only do I believe in Acta Non Verba’s mission, but I have witnessed their impact, and it’s powerful. I am so proud to support the programs at ANV that build a more just food system for residents of East Oakland.

Recent News & Media


Meet ANV’s 2019 Victory V. Lee Award for Excellence Awardees!

Acta Non Verba’s 2nd Annual Silent Reading Benefit Party: Rise Up!

Sponsor Acta Non Verba’s 2nd Annual Silent Reading Party Benefit: Rise Up!

Camp ANV Summer 2019 Recap!

Acta Non Verba in NYC for the 2019 Renewal Awards!

The Success of Grow Your Imagination 2018!

Grow Your Imagination! A Silent Reading Party Benefit for Acta Non Verba

ANV’s 3rd Annual Community Field Trip is Happening on Saturday, 11/17 at Redwood Regional Park in Oakland!