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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

More info coming soon!


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.


Ready to Grow

The $7.69 million Ready to Grow Campaign led by Campaign Co-Chairs Pardis Stitt and Nick Willis allows for JVTF to obtain the city block that is home to the downtown Teaching Farm, improve existing community and farming spaces, and build the Center for Food Education. The Center will position Birmingham as a national leader and model for food-based education and workforce development.


Join us in investing in the Center for Food Education and creating a dynamic gathering and learning space that connects people through growing, cooking and sharing food as a means for academic exploration and building a healthier community for all.