Spring of Green

Oakland, CA – This spring Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV), is going to highlight health and wellness in the Elmhurst district of East Oakland thanks to a generous grant from The California Endowment’s East Oakland Building Healthy Communities hub (EOBHC).

“Spring of Green” will happen June 8th from 1-5 at ANV@Tassafaronga located at the corner of 83rd and E St. Oakland, CA 94621.

Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project is a non-profit that creates and coordinates urban farm projects and sites in Oakland for youth to build a container gardens filled with herbs, veggies and other goodies.

ANV’s Open House celebrates the activities of the youth and adult community members that have worked to make the quarter acre at Tassafaronga a hub of information, serenity and respect.

On our farm, curiosity and creativity are rewarded and our youth are trained to grow, nurture, harvest and share not just fruits and vegetables but ideas, ideals and values within their community. Elders are welcome and encouraged to share their stories and histories with our participants. The entire community is uplifted by something that everyone has in common: food.

Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project has partnered with Oakland Parks and Recreation and Tassafaronga Recreation Center to bring a wonderful lineup of activists, artists and activities to the community.

The lineup for this free event includes: guest speaker Judith Scott; singer/ songwriter Aisha Fukushima; yoga instructor Nadine Johnson of No Yoga, No Peace; the amazing R&B duo Charito x Funkch3n; massage therapists from the National Holistic Institute and a petting zoo provided by Milk Mama Goat Farm.  Full yet? Hope not, because the party doesn’t stop there! Here’s a teaser: Cooking Demonstration by HuNia Bradley of HuNia’s Kitchen!

This project is generously supported in part by The California Endowment, East Oakland Building Healthy Communities (EOBHC) and donations from wonderful community members and supporters nationwide.

For more information, please contact Kelly Carlisle, Executive Director, at (510) 972-3276 or kelly@anvfarm.org.

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