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We’re excited to share our 2015 annual report! Check it out to learn more about our work and impact in 2015:  


As seen in Cooking Light Story by Hunter Lewis + Photo by Peggy Sirota The young cook lacked confidence. T.J. was shy in the kitchen, and when dinner was ready, he sat down to eat with his family and asked for a plastic fork. It turns out he was used to fast food every night. […]


As seen on Billy Reid Journal Photos by Cary Norton Jones Valley Teaching Farm executive director, Grant Brigham, and farm director Katie Davis on the two-acre urban farm. Photos by Cary Norton The Jones Valley Teaching Farm sits on two acres of cultivated soil on a city block in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. The JVTF’s small, […]


The South’s most dynamic urban farm is sowing the seeds for Birmingham’s next generation. As seen in Southern Living Story by Hunter Lewis + Photo by Hector Sanchez At Jones Valley Teaching Farm in downtown Birmingham, chickens scratch and strut in their coop as rush hour traffic rumbles down U.S. 31 nearby. Young persimmon trees […]


As seen on CNN’s Eatocracy Editor’s note: The Southern Foodways Alliance delves deep in the history, tradition, heroes and plain old deliciousness of Southern food. Today’s contributor, Emilie Dayan, writes a weekly SFA blog series called “Sustainable South” about food and the environment, nutrition, food access, food justice, agricultural issues and food politics. In recent […]


As seen on Southern Foodways Alliance blog Story by Sara Camp Arnold + Photos by Amy Evans BOLT stands for “Benevolent Order of the Long Table,” the society of JVTF supporters. All photos by Amy Evans.   On Wednesday, September 18, some of the SFA staff had the pleasure of attending a Twilight Supper at […]


As see in Birmingham Magazine Jones Valley Teaching Farm Story by Julie Keith and Carla Jean Whitley + Photo by Rob Culpepper The downtown, urban location of Jones Valley Teaching Farm is something of a front door to the nonprofit organization. In 2012, 3,700 people participated in the farm’s on-site educational programs, a 150 percent […]


A smartly designed curriculum aims to use children’s misconceptions about the food system as a teachable moment. As seen on Fast Company Exist by Adele Peters “If you ask a lot of kids here where food comes from, they say the grocery store,” says Zoe Burgess, who works with Jones Valley Teaching Farm, an urban […]