“From the garden, and the kitchen, and the table, you learn empathy—from each other and for all creation; and you learn patience and self-discipline. A curriculum that teaches these lessons gives children an orientation to the future—it can give them hope.” Alice Louise Waters
Acta Non Verba Youth Urban Farm Project
Acta Non Verba
83rd Ave and E Street
Oakland, CA 94621
Acta Non Verba Youth Urban Farm Project is a garden used as a classroom for children and teenagers. ANV also has a work study program and camp programs. ANV Youth Urban Farm Project produce is sold, with proceeds going towards college tuition for the youth who help in the garden.
Garden Party and Family Dinner
1st Saturday of the month
Visit and learn more about sustainable agriculture. A light lunch and
garden dinner, (from 4:30-6:30 p.m.), are complimentary for volunteers.
For more info, go to:
Berkeley Youth Alternatives
1255 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94702
The Urban Gardening Program is one of many programs Berkeley Youth Alternatives makes available for Berkeley youth. Paid internships are available at the garden for teenagers, ages 14-18.
During the summer, BYA runs an eight week summer program that teaches teens how to work a CSA by growing, harvesting, packing and donating boxes to a local restaurant, a program that feeds lower income community members and a food bank.
BYA also has a Landscape Program, The Health and Environmental
Awareness Training Center, and a Culinary and Nutrition Training as well.
The Edible Schoolyard Berkeley
1781 Rose Street
Berkeley, CA9 4703
Alice Waters, (co-founder of Chez Pannise Restaurant), has been credited with establishing The Edible Schoolyard
Project at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in 1995.
"...when children are engaged in the growing, harvesting and preparing of food they are far more likely to eat it." ~Our History, The Edible Schoolyard Project
The school garden coupled with the teaching kitchen, educates children about health, good eating habits while incorporating math, science, language arts, history and ecology.
The Edible Schoolyard at Hunters Point-