10,000 students

We want to share a milestone that we’ve reached as our organization has grown and transformed over the years. Since our founding in 2007, we’ve educated over 10,000 students through our field science and nutrition education program on our urban farm. 60% of those students have been since the start of 2012 when we committed […]


“What’s important to me about Jones Valley is that they are educating the next generation. That’s what’s going to change where we are today.” “If you’re gonna be a bear, be a grizzly.” With these words at the top of his fundraising page, Nick Pihakis, co-owner of Jim ‘N Nick’s Community BBQ, committed to raising […]


“I support Jones Valley because of their commitment to our students and because they give students a different perspective on how to look at food.” A true educator excited about building new learning opportunities for students, Marie Jemison was foundational in developing the pilot Good School Food program at Glen Iris Elementary. She first worked […]


“Jones Valley Teaching Farm is critical to changing the course of health and nutrition for a generation and for the city of Birmingham through the teaching efforts that they’re doing in Birmingham City Schools.” Three years ago, Jordan Van Horn committed to a serious overhaul of his diet. In an attempt to cut down on […]