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 […]

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Position Description The Good School Food Instructor leads all aspects of Jones Valley Teaching Farm’s food and nutrition education program in one of our six partner schools.   The Good School Food (GSF) Instructor will design and deliver rigorous and innovative garden­based curricula with the support of the Jones Valley Teaching Farm (JVTF) education team. The Instructor will […]

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Jones Valley Teaching Farm Urban Farm Assistant Field Manager   Position Description   The Assistant Field Manager is responsible for supporting the Field Manager in performing and coordinating the day-to-day farm operations on our 3-acre urban teaching farm in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. The Assistant Field Manager’s focus is on and in the field—performing many farm […]

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Jones Valley Teaching Farm Woodlawn High School Urban Farm Manager   Position Description   The Woodlawn High School (WHS) Urban Farm Manager leads all aspects of production on the WHS Urban Farm campus. The Urban Farm Manager will collaborate with the Farm Director and the WHS Program Director to launch an innovative program that supports […]