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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  

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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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  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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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 […]