Dynamic Community Hub

Center for Food Education

Located on our Downtown Campus, the Center for Food Education anchors Jones Valley Teaching Farm’s work and creates a dynamic community hub allowing us to reach more students, teachers, and community members than ever before. The Center is home to:

  • Daily field trips and Good School Food instruction for students across Birmingham and Alabama
  • Week long camps for K-12 students
  • Community gardening and culinary programming
  • Increased employment and training opportunities for graduates of Birmingham City Schools
  • Quality and free fresh produce
  • Professional development and training for educators
Field Trips

Field trips at JVTF’s Center for Food Education are wrapped around our flagship program, Good School Food. Every Good School Food lesson and field trip aligns with the Alabama Course of Study. This hands-on education model connects students to food, farming, and the culinary arts through standards-based, cross-curricular lessons during the school day.


Camp Grow is an educational and interactive learning opportunity for students who are curious about food, farming and the culinary arts. Campers will explore the natural world through inquiry, experimentation, and hands-on activities.

Venue Rental

Situated on a full city block in downtown Birmingham, the Center for Food Education presents a distinctive space for gatherings of all sizes. The Center offers flexible indoor and outdoor opportunities for events against the backdrop of the city. Multiple modern and spacious areas showcase inspiring views of the two-acre working farm. Amenities include fully-appointed kitchen prep areas, easily-accessible restrooms, and lots of natural light.



If you’re Interested in learning more about our work, register for one of our educational tours for a “behind the scenes” look at the Center for Food Education!