Our First Delivery to Mandela Foods Cooperative!

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Photos Courtesy of Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project | All Right Reserved

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Our After-School Program (ASP) made their first store delivery to Mandela Foods Cooperative Grocery Store, last week! Youth members participating in ASP pick fresh pineapple-guavas from our WOW Farm site. We walked them across the street and down the road from the farm, to our neighbors at Mandela Foods. There, we were warmly greeted by the coop workers’ and customers. What a great way to kick off this partnership!

Stop by Mandela Foods (1430 7th St, Oakland, CA 94607), get you some hand-picked pineapple guavas, and support your local coop today! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพโ€๐ŸŒพ

WOW Farm is Now a Project of Acta Non Verba!

Photos By Aaron De La Cerda and Kahlil Johnson All Rights Reserved.

What is Wow Farm?

Wow Farm has operated in West Oakland for nearly 20 years and is now a project of Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project!

At Wow Farm we employ organic and natural farming methods to grow more than 20 varieties of microgreens, 7 herb varieties and 10 types of fruit.

We grow quality produce year-around and utilize raised mounds, drip irrigation, integrated pest management, and regularly amend our soil with organic compost, a portion of which is produced on site.  We sell & deliver our produce directly to local restaurants and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) customers around in and around Oakland.

In addition to our After School Program, Camp ANV’s Leaders In Training (LIT’s) now have another space to learn sustainable agriculture and and microenterprise!

Learn more about our CSA HERE!

Photos By Aaron De La Cerda and Kahlil Johnson All Rights Reserved.

Acta Non Verba Partners with the Oakland Athletics for “The Farm”!

Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) and the Oakland Aโ€™s announced yesterday the creation of The Farm, an originative garden designed by ANVโ€™s Farm Manager, Aaron De La Cerda & ANV Consultant, Gino Orlando. Additionally, the Aโ€™s have partnered with Acta Non Verba to lead food justice and leadership programming on the Farm.

Located  on the south end of the Eastside Club near the right field flagpoles, The Farm is set to debut during the 2018 baseball season. The Farm consists of thirty-six redwood planters that will grow an assortment of seasonal produce and flowers alongside tables and benches for fans to enjoy during the game.

The area will be able to accommodate approximately 100 fans at a time.  The intimate and private space will be available for groups to reserve for pregame events such as ANVโ€™s Annual Fundraiser scheduled for May 19th at the Coliseumโ€™s Eastside Club.

Check out ANV’s Press Release HERE

You can read the A’s Press Release HERE

After School Program ’17-’18

ANV’s After School Program is small, but MIGHTY! With field trips to the Sunol Ag Park, Lake Chabot and Cooking Classes taught by Cooking Matters!

Mr. Kahlil, our program director, Ms. Ashwana, our program coordinator and Mr. Aaron, our farm manager help with homework, tutor our students, work with them on our farm and create really awesome special projects! 

Please do not use these photos without the express permission of Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project.