Jones Valley Teaching Farm is excited to announce Amanda Storey as our next Executive Director. Amanda served as JVTF’s Director of Partnerships over the last year. Coincidentally, it was the organization’s most successful annual fundraising campaign to date.   Amanda is an effective and thoughtful leader. She has an impressive track record of leading […]

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On June 21st, the Junior Board of Jones Valley Teaching Farm will present Cocktails on the Farm, a community event featuring some of Birmingham’s best food, drink, and music. This series will highlight the chefs, bartenders, and musicians that are building a strong, diverse community around food, drink, and people in Birmingham. Our third profile features […]

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What is Knife Party? Is it a dinner party? A pop-up restaurant? An exclusive club for foodies? If you’ve stumbled across Instagram photos of your friends wining and dining with squid ink and pesto platters, you’ve probably asked the same question. But Knife Party isn’t so much what as it is who. A collaboration between a butcher and […]


“My hope for Oliver is to see a new generation of healthy people come forth. We really can get that.” Darlena King has deep roots in Birmingham. Her father built her family’s home in the Oak Ridge Park neighborhood in the late 1950s, and she attended Oliver Elementary in its earliest days. “Oliver is one […]

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“Our school really is the center of this community.” Over her first two months as Oliver Elementary’s new principal, Dr. Selena Florence has been a close partner of Jones Valley as we’ve begun Good School Food for the Oliver school community. Originally from Andalusia, Alabama, Dr. Florence brings to Oliver her experience with curriculum management […]


“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 […]


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