Instructors collaborate with teachers at every grade level to design lessons to complement and expand what students are learning in the classroom. We teach across all subject areas, including science, math, social studies, English language arts, health, and art.
Through this collaborative process, we also have the opportunity to engage in project-based learning (PBL) with students. Our typical PBL project leads to a final product that students design and build. Examples of past PBL projects include Operation Compost, Living Walls, Backfield Improvement, Vermicompost, and our summer Farm Studio program.
We teach culinary lessons that are designed to bring cross-curricular academic standards to life for students. These lessons teach fundamental culinary skills while providing an opportunity for students to harvest and eat fresh produce they have helped to grow at their school’s Teaching Farm.
Mr. Scotty Feltman, Jones Valley Teaching Farm Program Director and Birmingham City Schools teacher, instructs approximately 80 high school students in environmental science during the school day. He uses the Teaching Farm at Woodlawn High School as a learning laboratory, connecting students with lessons about soil, compost, plants, and ecosystems.