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15th Annual Breakin’ Bread Food and Wine Festival to Support Jones Valley Teaching Farm and Woodlawn High School Urban Farm.   Photo Credit: Rob Culpepper   Jones Valley Teaching Farm is proud that for the second year in a row, the Woodlawn High School Urban Farm will be the beneficiary of proceeds from the 15th […]

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We are so excited to welcome students back to school!   Jones Valley Teaching Farm has been hard at work this summer prepping all of our seven teaching farms for the 2017-2018 school year to start!  This school year, we will continue to collaborate with over 200 teachers on lessons in math, science, English Language […]

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Gather 2017

On May 13, 2017 friends and families “gathered” in homes, workplaces, and restaurants to raise awareness and $50,000 in support of Jones Valley Teaching Farm’s Good School Food program in Birmingham City Schools.   We are overwhelmed by the level of support we received at each of the 17 Gather events held on one single […]

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Student-Run Farmers Markets are up and running just in time for Spring!   From now until the week of May 18th, please stop by a Student-Run Farmers Market to purchase some fresh, local produce. Produce is grown at each school site and on our downtown farm. Students at each of our partner schools are responsible […]

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Spring has arrived, and Jones Valley Teaching Farm’s Produce Stand is open for business!   From now until October, the stand will be stocked daily with fresh, seasonal produce from our downtown farm: current selections include arugula, green onions, collards, kale and carrots. The stand is self-serve; we accept cash or check for payment, which […]

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The Teaching Farm Fellow supports Jones Valley Teaching Farm (JVTF) staff between Summer 2017 and Summer 2018 in one of several roles at the organization. Each role supports our work and furthers our mission. You can learn more about our work at www.jvtf.org.   About Jones Valley Teaching Farm Jones Valley Teaching Farm (JVTF) is […]

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Each year the Birmingham Originals —a group of passionate individuals developing locally owned and operated restaurants in Birmingham, Alabama— hosts an incredibly fun food festival called Breakin’ Bread. This “Local Flavor Festival” features unlimited food sampling, craft beer and wine, kid-friendly activities, and a cooking competition.   The Birmingham Originals also donates generously to local […]

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By Ann Laurel Latimer (“Good School Food Instructor at Avondale Elementary”)     Thanks to the initiative of an ambitious high school Girl Scout, the Farm Lab at Avondale Elementary has a new, shaded outdoor classroom! Lia, a senior at the Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School, embarked on a project to earn the Girl Scout […]