Young California Farmers: Kelly Carlisle
From there we inhaled lunch before heading to Acta Non Verba- latin for Actions Not Words- an urban garden in Oakland started by Kelly Carlisle. Kelly has a big personality, and a warm charismatic spirit. Everything she says has an aura of importance, and purpose. Her deep love and concern, and above all service, to her community is an inspiration. She talked about what she meditates on as she gardens, that as she prunes plants, she thinks about how she needs to prune some people out of her life, with a chuckle, people that bring her unnecessary drama. She talked about how she thinks about pruning out cigarettes of her life, before something happens to her health. Her honesty is so refreshing, and we’re honored to have her as our first Young California Farmer.