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15th Annual Breakin’ Bread Food and Wine Festival to Support Jones Valley Teaching Farm and Woodlawn High School Urban Farm.   Photo Credit: Rob Culpepper   Jones Valley Teaching Farm is proud that for the second year in a row, the Woodlawn High School Urban Farm will be the beneficiary of proceeds from the 15th […]

Downtown Drone

We are so excited to welcome students back to school!   Jones Valley Teaching Farm has been hard at work this summer prepping all of our seven teaching farms for the 2017-2018 school year to start!  This school year, we will continue to collaborate with over 200 teachers on lessons in math, science, English Language […]

  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 […]


Gather 2017

On May 13, 2017 friends and families “gathered” in homes, workplaces, and restaurants to raise awareness and $50,000 in support of Jones Valley Teaching Farm’s Good School Food program in Birmingham City Schools.   We are overwhelmed by the level of support we received at each of the 17 Gather events held on one single […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]