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Since our beginnings on this block, the Jones Valley Teaching Farm (JVTF) Downtown Campus has been maintained as an open site, free for all to visit and enjoy. Our grounds are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. seven days a week year round. During your visit, we ask that you observe our field work, programming, and events at a distance that does not interfere with the flow of our activities. For more information about our organization or to schedule a tour or program, please visit our website www.jvtf.org or email info@jvtf.org with inquiries. We welcome donations, which can be made here or deposited in our donation box located in our farm stand.


Effective April 2022: In accordance with CDC, state, and local guidelines face masks are not required at this time. Please keep in mind that many staff and visitors may continue to wear face coverings for a variety of reasons. If you are sick or symptomatic, we ask you to plan your visit once you are well. Your kindness and consideration of others is greatly appreciated. Please observe the following guidelines:

    • Enjoy the view!
    • Help keep our Campus clean; do not litter. Please dispose of waste in recycling bins when appropriate. 
    • Always stay on paths, paved surfaces, and turf areas unless participating in a JVTF program, event or volunteer activity. Do not walk in mulched or planted garden beds.
    • Please leave flowers and plants for everyone to enjoy. Do not collect or remove seeds, flowers, fruits, and vegetables, plant labels, etc.
    • Please refrain from climbing on any plants, trees or structures.
    • Be aware that some of the plants grown on the farm may be poisonous to eat or cause skin irritation if touched.
    • No running, sports or games except as part of JVTF organized events and activities. 
    • Children under the age of fourteen who are not a part of JVTF programming must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 
    • Please supervise children at all times for their safety. One adult should accompany every five children.
    • Clothing, including shirts and shoes, is mandatory at all times.
    • Out of respect for all visitors, patrons wearing articles of clothing that could be taken as profane, vulgar, racial or sexist (including slogans/illustrations) may be asked to change clothing.
    • Please note that service animals are permitted, but other animals or pets are not permitted. Please do not allow service animals to defecate or urinate in the garden.
    • JVTF is a tobacco-free environment. Tobacco products including electronic cigarettes and vape smoking devices are not allowed on JVTF property, including all buildings, grounds, restrooms and parking lots.
    • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited, except for during organized events. 
    • Illegal drug use is prohibited. 
    • Fireworks or explosives of any kind are prohibited. 
    • Fires of any kind including campfires, cooking fires, or candles are forbidden.
    • Weapons and firearms of any kind are not permitted, including items that look like weapons.
    • Please avoid playing audio equipment out loud.
    • The pavilion at JVTF is frequently reserved for programming and events. If you are interested in renting space at JVTF to host an event, please contact events@jvtf.org with inquiries.
    • Restrooms and water fountains are located on the pavilion and are intended for use by JVTF students, staff, volunteers, program, and event attendees. If a restroom needs attention, please notify a JVTF staff member.
    • Use caution on wet surfaces, which can become slippery during watering and rainy weather. 
    • JVTF provides many benches throughout the grounds for resting. Please refrain from lying down on benches, so that other visitors may have a seat.
    • For safety, please keep your personal items with you at all times. JVTF cannot be held responsible for missing items. If you recover an item on the campus that does not belong to you, please turn it into the front desk of the administrative office desk- located in the small alcove off the main parking lot. 
    • Unauthorized events and all rallies, demonstrations, solicitation, leafleting, and similar behavior are prohibited on JVTF grounds.
    • We encourage visitors to take casual photographs for personal use. Photography equipment should be limited to cameras only. Tripods, reflectors, and stand-alone- flash are prohibited. Props and on-site wardrobe changes are not permitted. If you would like to obtain permission for a formal photography session, please contact info@jvtf.org with inquiries.
    • Drone use is prohibited on the grounds of JVTF without written permission.
    • Photography or video of staff, students, volunteers, programs, and events is prohibited.

We expect visitors to behave in a safe and courteous manner at all times. Staff and visitors have the right to an environment free from abusive, threatening, inappropriate or offensive behavior. This includes but is not limited to yelling, violence, intimidation, threats, harassment, aggression, swearing, property damage, abuse, and sexual harassment. JVTF reserves the right to remove any person acting in an unacceptable or inappropriate manner. Your visit is at all times subject to any notice we post on our premises and also subject to any direction, supervision, and guidance from our staff. 

Visitors to JVTF and the Center for Food Education voluntarily assume all risk, loss, damages, liability, and danger for injury or damage to person or property and all hazards arising from or related to admission to the site.