FALL | 19
November 15th, 2019

Birmingham City School students returned for another semester, JVTF welcomed a new class of Woodlawn High School Interns, summer crops were replaced with cool weather crops, volunteers supported JVTF throughout our sites, and endless amounts of hard work went into the success of this Fall! DURING SCHOOL: PreK students used their senses to explore the Teaching…

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN APPRENTICE
November 14th, 2019

We often get asked the simple question “What does a typical day look like?” The answer is, every day at Jones Valley Teaching Farm is different and our plans can change as quickly as the weather. Below is an outline of a day in the life of Teaching Farm Apprentice Corniqua “Nene” Murphy from the…

NOVEMBER CROP OF THE MONTH | KALE
October 29th, 2019
OCTOBER CROP OF THE MONTH | TURNIPS
October 3rd, 2019
SUMMER | 19
August 12th, 2019

This summer, Jones Valley Teaching Farm hosted Camp Grow — a free, three-week summer program on the Teaching Farm at Woodlawn High School offered to 20 middle school students from Hayes-K8 and Putnam Middle School. Camp Grow focused on all things culinary including skills in the kitchen (such as knife-handling, seasoning various dishes, and exploring different…

Gather | July 2019
July 12th, 2019

In 2019, Jones Valley Teaching Farm recruited Gather hosts for two separate weekends during the summer.  Hosts coordinated a dinner of their own design and invited their friends to gather with them around a table to celebrate and support Jones Valley Teaching Farm’s Good School Food program. Our final Gather weekend of 2019 took place July…

SPRING NEWSLETTERS
July 1st, 2019
Fall Production Internship
June 21st, 2019

Position Description The Production Internship is an opportunity for a select number of participants to learn and practice a variety of skills related to urban farming and small scale mixed vegetable production. Your can learn more about our work at jvtf.org. Our Farmers work hard to be both efficient and experimental with our farming practices…

Farm Stand Grand Opening
May 12th, 2019

In the Spring of 2018, Jones Valley Teaching Farm received a grant through the Healthy Food Financing Program of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs for a Farm Stand at the Woodlawn High School Teaching Farm. Soon after, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students from W.E. Putnam Middle School and C.W. Hayes K-8 school…

Gather 101
May 2nd, 2019

WHAT IS GATHER? The Gather concept is a smart, of-the-moment fundraising idea that lends itself to seasonal entertaining opportunities throughout the year. The roots of the program are togetherness, food, generosity, and community. Particularly in the South, sharing food with those we care about is a longstanding, important tradition. Most of us grew up with…