Join Acta Non Verba’s Staff at their 1st ever “Deeds & Words” Fundraiser at our favorite spot, 44 Restaurant, Bar & Lounge in Berkeley!
On Thursday, December 14th, 6pm-10pm ANV’s Staff will be hosting a celebration of our collective “Good Deeds” and the “Good Words” that inspire us to keep our good work moving forward.
Our friends at 44 will be donating 20% of the proceeds from any dinner ordered that evening and have even created a Signature Cocktail called: “The Good Deed” that ANV will receive a port of the proceeds from!
As a special part of our celebration, Staff has gathered poems and excepts from books, articles and short stories that have inspired many conversations in the office, on the farm and that we’d love to share with you.
Come gather for a celebration of Acta Non Verba’s work and leave full, happy and inspired!
Can’t Make It? No Problem! Please help ANV’s staff meet it’s goal of $2,000 by Dec 31 by donating to our staff page: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/fundraiser/MjY2ODU=/12149!
ANV’s 2nd Annual Community Field Trip was a HUGE success! More than 50 community members joined our board members, staff and volunteers for a beautiful day at East Bay Regional Park District’s Ardenwood Historic Farm! We took family portraits with the amazingly talented Pete Rosos of 2812 Photography, had a bbq, took tours and made art at the farm!
A wonderful time was had by all! We can’t wait to do it again in 2018!
Please do not use these photos without the express permission of Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project.
Camp ANV: Spring And Summer 2017 Registration Now Open!!
A Safe, Clean, EDUCATIONAL place to GROW! AND a TON of FUN!
Spring Break Mini-Camp:
April 3-7, 2017 from 8am-5pm*
Summer Camp ANV:
Session 1- June 19- July 14, 2017 Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm* (closed on the 4th of July)
Session 2- July 24- August 18, 2017 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm*
Located at Tassafaronga Recreation Center: 975 85th Ave. Oakland, CA 94621
Kick Off the fun of summer starting with our Spring Break Mini-Camp! Gardening, Swimming, Cooking, Fantastic Field Trips!! PLUS, Earn $$$**!!. All field trip costs, transportation and meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks) included!
Register for Spring and Summer HERE then, Share The Love! Tell your Friends and Family about this AMAZING Camp!!
**Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project is planned, planted and harvested and sold by youth grades K-8 and 100% of proceeds are placed into individual savings accounts for those who participate.
*Before and After Care available for an additional $25/week (7:30am-6:00pm)
Thank you all for coming out and supporting us on Nov. 18 – you all donated $802 to help support Acta Non Verba. We greatly appreciate your generosity!
Please join Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project for a FUN Holiday Party and celebration of 5 Years of ANV at Spats Bar in Berkeley. Buy their delicious food and drinks and ALL TIPS are gifted to ANV to reach our year end goal of $20,000 to help low-income kids in Oakland access nature, learn to farm, maintain academic skills, and start saving for college.
Friday, November 18th 6-9pm. Can’t attend? Make a donation here: anvfarm.org/donate
Spats/Tonic Nightlife Group will be donating ALL Bar tips from 6-9PM to support Acta Non Verba so please TIP BIG to our guest bartenders, including Founder/Executive Kelly Carlisle!
21+ event. Free entry. Food and Drink purchases not included with entry.
Go to an Oakland A’s Game and Meet A Player this Friday July 1
Camp ANV has tickets for families to meet the Oakland A’s this Friday, July 1st at 4PM. Meet a A’s player, have a personal escort to the field for warm up and receive a hat and t-shirt!
Tickets are limited, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for yours today!
Here is the schedule:
4:00 PM – Camp ANV youth and families arrive at STH entrance (wristband, cap, ticket distribution)
4:30 PM – Our group is escorted onto field for Batting Practice viewing
5:15 PM (time tentative) – Meet and greet with player/alum/front office member
5:45 PM – Group escorted off field and into stands for game
7:05 PM – Play Ball!
Special thanks to U.S. Bank and Project Access for this AMAZING opportunity!
Summer is here, which means its time for Camp…and also delicious summer cocktails.
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. Help us reach our summer fundraising goal of $15,000 to help low-income kids in Oakland access nature, learn to farm, maintain academic skills, and start saving for college.
Spats/Tonic Nightlife Group will be donating ALL Bar tips on June 23 from 6-9PM to support Acta Non Verba so please TIP BIG to our guest bartenders, including Founder/Executive Kelly Carlisle!
Background on Camp ANV:
You support will ensure enriching programming for low-income youth during the crucial summer school break when many parents can’t afford camps or summer learning programs and are forced to leave children home alone. According to the New York Times, “most kids lose math skills over the summer, but low income children also lose, on average, more than two months of reading skills — and they don’t gain them back. That puts them nearly three years behind higher income peers by the end of fifth grade, and the gap just keeps getting wider. Researchers credit the summer slide for about half of the overall difference in academic achievement between lower and higher income students.”
Our Summer Camp ANV provides a safe, nurturing, and fun learning environment so kids can maintain academic skills, get experience in the outdoors, learn to farm, and start saving toward college.
No child is turned away for lack of funds. We charge a sliding scale so all can attend. Other camps in the East Bay charge more than $1,300 per youth per week. Our camp only costs $1,400 per youth for 8 full weeks, including daily, healthy meals cooked on site, and, over the past four years, we secured funding, in-kind donations, and unique volunteer opportunities to provide Summer Camp ANV at low or no cost to our working families.
We open savings accounts for the kids. Because children with savings accounts are six times more likely to go to college, according to Washington University in St. Louis, we help our participants start building assets and empower them to chart a better educational future, as all profits from camp sales are deposited into individual savings accounts that can only be used for educational purposes
Kids approach nature with new eyes at Camp ANV through activities like African drumming, photography, growing culturally-specific produce on the farm, and Talking Sticks, an African-American rhythmic art form, led by local, expert men and women of color who inspire our kids to pursue new career paths.
And there is so much more! We hope you will come out to support Camp ANV and Acta Non Verba. Click here to learn more.
When: Saturday, August 29, 2015, 2PM to 6PM
Where: The Village San Francisco, 969 Market Street, San Francisco, CA
Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project will be a featured exhibitor at this weekend’s free Farm To Fork Expo in San Francisco, CA. Enjoy culinary, intellectual, and musical treats and show your support for ANV!
Presented by The Village Impacts, the new nonprofit arm of The Village, Farm To Fork SF is gathering advocates and lovers of food in an effort to raise awareness around sustainability issues. The event will showcase the best farms, artisan food producers, breweries, cideries, distilleries and wineries in the Bay Area. Executive Director Kelly Carlisle will join a panel discussion of thought-leaders in the field of food justice. Buy your tickets and use code F2FSF for 30% off your ticket)!
To cap off the event, Farm To Fork SF will host a VIP Afterparty featuring a DJ set by the legendary Erykah Badu AKA Lo Down Loretta Brown, a musical performance by stic.man of the influential hip hop group, Dead Prez, thirst-quenching drink specials, and more! Click here to buy tickets to the VIP afterparty.
This weekend, our own Kelly Carlisle, Executive Director of Acta Non Verba, will join hundreds of Black freedom fighters convening from around the country at the inaugural Movement for Black Lives Convening in Cleveland, Ohio. Ms. Kelly will host a workshop at the event titled “Farming = Healing: How Farming Saved My Life and Made Me Aware of My Blackness.”
This historic event comes at a pivotal time for the growing movement for Black lives in the United States. Black people are facing unabated police violence, increasing criminalization, a failed economic system, a broken education system and the loss of our communities to gentrification and development.
How Farming Deepens Activism—and Saves Lives
Ms. Kelly’s workshop, titled “Farming = Healing: How Farming Saved My Life & Made Me Aware of My Blackness,” will illustrate the many ways that farming—growing food, flowers, herbs and ornamentals—can transform lives.
The workshop will explore the struggles and triumphs of ordinary people who have found redemption in the soil—whose hands are both dirty and clean—and who can find peace in the process of growing and nurturing plants.
‘Non-agrarian’ participants will gain insight into how farming actually helps individuals navigate the seemingly endless stream of hateful acts perpetrated against Black people, deepens activism, and renews feelings of hope, purpose, and joy.
“I see parallels between how we farm and how we resist racism in our society,” Ms. Kelly reveals. “Farming made me a better mother, and a better activist. Farming has heightened my awareness of blackness in various spaces as a Black, Woman, Urban Farmer, and Military Veteran.”
Convergence Heralds the Vitality of the Movement
Many have taken to the streets in response to this ongoing state of emergency. During the past year, Black people from across the country have led a wave of resistance that has spread around the world. A new crop of freedom fighters has emerged and urgent desire for Black victory has been rekindled in the hearts of seasoned activists.
Now, after months of intense action, Black people need space to begin the creation of a collective mission that matches the intensity, scale, urgency, and promise of the moment. This convening presents an opportunity to reflect on our histories of struggle, build a sense of fellowship that transcends geographical boundaries, and begin to heal from the many traumas we face. Whether through topical trainings, engaging conversations or just kicking back with each other— we will strengthen a budding community that is diverse in voices, origin, perspective and strategy.
Open, and created by many voices, The Movement for Black Lives Convening will be a space to realize that promise fully on our terms as Black people. We invite all Black people invested in this movement to join the convening to shape our present and chart our future.
When: Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 6PM-8PM
Where: Linden Street Brewery, Oakland, CA
In cooperation with a local literacy organization, please bring a new or gently used book for children.
RSVP to celebrate with us at the State of the 18th Assembly District Address and Awards Celebration!
Each year California Assemblymember Rob Bonta selects one exemplary veteran to honor as Veteran of the Year for the 18th Assembly District. This year, that honor went to Acta Non Verba’s own Kelly Carlisle.
You’re invited to celebrate at the District Address and Awards Celebration on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, from 6-8pm at the Linden Street Brewery in Oakland. This event is free but space is limited! Please call 510.286.1670 or register here to RSVP!
At last week’s ceremony in the state capitol, Kelly Carlisle was recognized for her service to the armed forces and the residents of District 18. Assemblymember Rob Bonta noted her admirable accomplishments as a leader in her community, state, and nation.
“It was an honor today to recognize Kelly Carlisle as the Veteran of the Year for the 18th Assembly District,” said Bonta, “Kelly continues her service to her country and community as the Founder and Executive Director of Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project, whose mission is to elevate life in the inner city by challenging oppressive dynamics and environments through urban farming. Thank you for your service and leadership, Kelly!”
Join us on Tuesday, July 28 as we celebrate this prestigious honor.
You knew Ms. Kelly is awesome as ANV’s executive director, but did you know she’s also handy on the deck of an aircraft carrier?
Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more event information please contact ANV at Info@anvfarm.org or 510.972.3276 (FARM).