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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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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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Jones Valley Teaching Farm Office Coordinator/Executive Assistant   Jones Valley Teaching Farm   Jones Valley Teaching Farm (JVTF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) located in Birmingham, Alabama. We design innovative, hands-on food education programs that improve student learning and increase student access to healthy food. Through our urban teaching farms and partnerships with schools, more than […]

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This spring, support our students by visiting one of our five student-run farmers markets! Students will be selling fruits and vegetables grown on our teaching farms, as well as berries from a local farm.

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Position Description The Teaching Farm Fellow supports Jones Valley Teaching Farm (JVTF) staff between July 2016 to July 2017 in one of several roles at the organization. Each role supports our work and furthers our mission. We are looking to assess individual skill sets to determine where you best fit into JVTF’s work. You can […]

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Position Description The Good School Food Instructor leads all aspects of Jones Valley Teaching Farm’s food and nutrition education program in one of our six partner schools.   The Good School Food (GSF) Instructor will design and deliver rigorous and innovative garden­based curricula with the support of the Jones Valley Teaching Farm (JVTF) education team. The Instructor will […]

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October is National Farm to School Month and at Jones Valley Teaching Farm, students experience Farm to School every day in our Farm Labs located at our partner schools in Birmingham, Alabama.   In our Farm Labs, every season involves pulling out the old and planting the new – with students. Good School Food (GSF) Instructors work […]

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At the beginning of each school year, Good School Food Instructors teach introductory lessons and facilitate activities to help students get reacquainted with Farm Lab. This August each eighth grader at Putnam Middle School worked in teams to create their own quick-pickled okra recipe. Students harvested okra from Farm Lab, processed it, and building on a […]

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This is the first school year we’ve begun with five fully-operational, fully-staffed Farm Labs! We have hundreds of students using these outdoor classrooms each day, and one way to help everyone have safe and fun learning experiences is to communicate expectations clearly and consistently. Below are some of the signs we’ve installed in each of our five Farm Labs, including […]