News & Media

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

 March 14, 2018

Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) and the Oakland A’s announced yesterday the creation of The Farm, an originative garden designed by ANV’s Farm Manager, Aaron De La Cerda & ANV Consultant, Gino Orlando. Additionally, the A’s have partnered with Acta Non Verba to lead food justice and leadership programming on the Farm. … Continue reading Acta Non Verba Partners with the Oakland Athletics for “The Farm”!

Shoutout Social Series @ Era Art Bar

 February 6, 2018

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE! SHOUTOUT!! is a new SEASONAL SERIES, hosted by Era Art Bar and Lounge. Gratitude to Era for inviting ANV to co-host their kick-off event on February 15, 8pm – 12am! Link to tickets above. Register Today

Camp ANV Returns this Spring and Summer

 February 2, 2018

A Safe, Clean, EDUCATIONAL place to GROW! AND a TON of FUN!   Spring Break Mini-Camp: April 2-6, 2018 from 8am-5pm* Summer Camp ANV: Session 1- June 11- July 6, 2018 Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm* (closed on the 4th of July) Session 2- July 16- August 10, 2018 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm* Located at Tassafaronga Recreation Center: 975 85th … Continue reading Camp ANV Returns this Spring and Summer

Clif Stories: Dreams Grow on An Urban Farm


Acta Non Verba and our founder Kelly Carlisle were featured with our partners at Clif Bar in Clif Stories. Watch this awesome video and read about our amazing campers! Clif Stories: Dreams Grow on An Urban Farm Full Post Strolling past raised beds of peppers, strawberries, and five varieties of tomatoes—including an eye-catching black variety … Continue reading Clif Stories: Dreams Grow on An Urban Farm

After School Program ’17-’18

 December 29, 2017

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 … Continue reading After School Program ’17-’18

Take Root: Oakland Grows Food – Exhibit @ OMCA

 December 16, 2017

Get your hands dirty and unearth Oakland’s multi-layered world of food in Take Root: Oakland Grows Food, an exhibition exploring aspects of growing food in Oakland. Hear personal stories from farmers and growers within the community, see compelling illustrations and maps, and explore hands-on interactive features while you learn what motivations Oaklanders have for growing … Continue reading Take Root: Oakland Grows Food – Exhibit @ OMCA

Lidia Celebrates America: Homegrown Heroes

 December 15, 2017

In Homegrown Heroes, Chef Lidia Bastianich looks at veterans who return home and find farming to be a path back to civilian life. Seven poignant veterans’ stories take Lidia from the heart of Appalachia in Loom, W.Va. to Richmond, KY and Anaheim, CA, and prove that farming, beekeeping, and raising livestock can help individuals reconnect … Continue reading Lidia Celebrates America: Homegrown Heroes

Deeds & Words Fundraiser

 December 9, 2017

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. … Continue reading Deeds & Words Fundraiser

Community Field Trip 2017 – Ardenwood Farm

 November 22, 2017

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 … Continue reading Community Field Trip 2017 – Ardenwood Farm

Mention in Sunset Magazine – December 2017 Issue

 November 20, 2017

ANV and our Executive Director, Kelly Carlisle, was mentioned in the December issue of Sunset Magazine! Pick up a copy and check it out! Sunset Magazine Official Website