October 3rd, 2019
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…

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…

Design-Build at Woodlawn High School: Vermicompost Bins!
March 12th, 2019

Exciting things have been happening on the Teaching Farm at Woodlawn High School! This February, two Environmental Science classes (lead by Scotty Feltman, WHS Program Director, and other JVTF Staff) completed an impressive design-build project: vermicompost bins! This unit served as a hands-on immersion into the concept of Nutrient Cycling, nature’s method of recycling. This…

We are Hiring an Apprenticeship Coordinator!
December 14th, 2018

Position Description The completion of the site at Woodlawn High School (WHS) in 2015 marked the expansion of Jones Valley Teaching Farm’s (JVTF) Good School Food (GSF) model to serve students from pre-K through 12 th grade. A crucial component of the program at WHS is the internship. Through the internship, students earn credit and…

We Are Hiring an Assistant Farm Manager!
October 22nd, 2018

Assistant Farm Manager- Downtown Campus Jones Valley Teaching Farm (JVTF) has called one city block in downtown Birmingham home since 2007. As a demonstration site, the Downtown Campus attracts hundreds of visitors and supporters annually. The site is often bustling it serves as a focal point and demonstration site for our organization, as well as…