The Oakland A's are excited to continue the A's Farm, presented by Kaiser Permanente. The A's Farm is a unique garden on the south end of the Eastside Club near the right field flagpoles. The urban farm area consists of dozens of large redwood planters that grow an assortment of produce and flowers, and features picnic tables and benches for fans to enjoy during the game.
Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project leads the work on the A's Farm. The East Oakland nonprofit is dedicated to creating safe and creative outdoor spaces for youth and families in the community. Through the partnership, Acta Non Verba students and campers tend to the Farm after school and during their day camp programs.
Consequently, youth participants sell the produce that is grown on the Farm and invest that money towards their education through individual savings accounts.
The Farm also highlights the A's Minor League affiliates - the Las Vegas Aviators, Midland RockHounds, Stockton Ports, Beloit Snappers, and Vermont Lake Monsters. Each affiliate will be represented by a scarecrow, dressed in the respective team's jersey and cap, placed in planters throughout the Farm.
An in-game segment highlighting Minor League achievements and prospect updates will be featured on NBC Sports California and in the ballpark each week. Celebrity Chef Nikki Shaw hosts a series of video segments on healthy eating, healthy living, and sustainability from the Farm.