Photography by: Kyle Gatlin   Please join us as we welcome Jones Valley Teaching Farm’s 2017 Summer Interns! As they work alongside Farm Manager Jesse and Asst. Farm Manager Jessica,  this team will spend ten weeks learning best growing practices and sharpening their skills at the farm on our downtown campus.  The Interns are […]


Last month, we challenged each of our Good School Food Instructors and Farm Fellows to take over Jones Valley Teaching Farm’s Instagram feed to show a day in the life of Good School Food, our hands-on food education model in Birmingham City Schools. This month, we plan to feature each of these takeovers on this […]

In 2012-2013, Jones Valley Teaching Farm launched the Good School Food program at Glen Iris Elementary in Birmingham, Alabama. Now in our fourth year, we implement Good School Food in seven Birmingham City Schools (5 of which are in one distinct feeder pattern in the Woodlawn community).   Good School Food is a food and […]

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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.


The Family Kitchen

In the South, food matters. We use cooking as a way to give thanks, foster a sense of family,  and creatively express ourselves.  Or at least we used to.  According to the USDA, Jefferson County residents spent more than $427 million dollars at fast-food restaurants in 2010.  If our work at Jones Valley Teaching Farm has […]