growing the next generation of hungry minds

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JVTF launches Farm Studio

Empowering the next generation of Birmingham city's scientists, designers and engineers through JVTF's Farm Studio.

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PBL Week: Compost

This October, JVTF had the privilege of hosting a 5th grade class from Avondale for a Project Based Learning week.

Lucy Film

A Fellowship: A new short film

As a second year fellow, Lucy's experience has profoundly impacted her perspective and career goals. Watch the film.

Donate today and help us reach our goal of educating 10,000 students annually.

Jones Valley Teaching Farm is not just a place where delicious food grows
— it's a place where young minds blossom.

Our mission, put simply, is to make our community a healthier place. And our focus is empowering future generations with an education to eat smarter, think healthier—and live better.

Snapshots of Jones Valley

After a month of work, the 3rd graders at Oliver have finished three greenhouses. Now to celebrate. #HoopThereItIs #RootsAndHoops #TheBossHouse
This is what 3rd graders look like warming up inside a greenhouse they've just built, feeling proud of themselves.
An important part of the Nutrition Kits: teaching kids the difference between whole and processed foods.
Last Student Run Farmers Markets of the year today at Avondale and tomorrow at Oliver.
Sometimes you have no choice but to return to the simplest of machines to get the job done.
Our on-site produce stand is closed for the season. But don't worry! We will be back in the spring. In the meantime, visit our stand at Pepper Place through mid December.