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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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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 […]

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 […]

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