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FALL 2022 | NEWSLETTER
September 27th, 2022

FALL 2022 IN THIS ISSUE new school year • intern + apprentice updates • how to find our produce • volunteer shoutouts GOOD SCHOOL FOOD As we enter the 2022-2023 school year, we are reflecting on all the changes our students and instructors have navigated since 2020. In addition to the challenges that COVID-19 presented,…

BOLETÍN DE OTOÑO DE 2022
September 27th, 2022

BOLETÍN DE OTOÑO DE 2022   EN ESTA EDICIÓN Cómo encontrar nuestras hortalizas • Felicitación a los voluntarios • Novedades de pasantías y aprendizaje • Phillips Academy GOOD SCHOOL FOOD A medida que nos metemos en el año escolar 2022-2023, reflexionamos sobre todos los cambios que nuestros estudiantes y maestros han atravesado desde 2020. Además…

SCOTTY FELTMAN // PORTRAITS OF JONES VALLEY TEACHING FARM
May 31st, 2022

Scotty Feltman Interviewed by Mohamed Jalloh Photography by Cary Norton — In 2014, Jones Valley Teaching Farm was introduced to Scotty Feltman while he was teaching at Avondale Elementary. With his help, we saw first-hand how important and powerful hands-on learning would be for his 5th grade class. A few years later, Scotty transferred to…

MOHAMED JALLOH // PORTRAITS OF JONES VALLEY TEACHING FARM
April 14th, 2022

Mohamed Jalloh Interviewed by Katie Davis Photography by Cary Norton — In 2011, Mohamed Jalloh moved from Conakry, Guinea, to Birmingham, Alabama, and began attending Woodlawn High School as a freshman. In 2014—as Jones Valley Teaching Farm began expanding our Good School Food Educational Model—Mohamed, a junior by then, was recruited with a small cohort…

MICHAEL WILSON // PORTRAITS OF JONES VALLEY TEACHING FARM
March 17th, 2022

Michael Wilson Interviewed by Amanda Storey Photography by Cary Norton — When JVTF first began to dream about integrating our work at a school level, we thankfully found the force that is and would be Dr. Mike Wilson at Glen Iris Elementary. We wouldn’t be where we are today without Dr. Wilson’s leadership and willingness…

Katie Davis // PORTRAITS OF JONES VALLEY TEACHING FARM
February 11th, 2022

Katie Davis Interviewed by Ann Laurel Latimer Photography by Cary Norton — Farming is a practice of patience, determination, vision, planning, and connection with place and people. These are just a few of the traits exemplified by our very own Katie Davis—and felt by anyone who has visited one of our 7 Teaching Farms or had the opportunity…

PORTRAITS OF JONES VALLEY TEACHING FARM
February 2nd, 2022

Twenty years ago, Jones Valley Teaching Farm was started as an urban farm in Birmingham’s Southside neighborhood. Driven by the belief in the transformative act of growing food and a commitment to centering youth in our work, we have continued to evolve to create solutions to drive economic mobility, food resiliency, and healthy communities. Over…

PORTRAITS OF JONES VALLEY TEACHING FARM
January 18th, 2022

Ama Ifágbàmílà’ Shambulia Interviewed by Amanda Storey Photography by Cary Norton — Twenty years ago, Jones Valley Teaching Farm was started as an urban farm in Birmingham’s Southside neighborhood. Driven by the belief in the transformative act of growing food and a commitment to centering youth in our work, we have continued to evolve to…

Gather 2017
May 24th, 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: Spring 2017 Schedule
April 19th, 2017

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…

Downtown Farm Produce Stand Open for Business!
March 27th, 2017

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…