growing the next generation of hungry minds


JVTF launches Farm Studio

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


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.

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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

Oliver Elementary's Farmer's Market students will have late sunflowers and homegrown pumpkins ready for you tomorrow at their market: 2:30-3:30
Avondale Farm Lab, 99% done.
The pond is complete at the Avondale Elementary Farm Lab. The last of the raised beds will be installed this weekend. One more week until we introduce the Farm Lab curriculum, beginning with 3rd-5th grade classes. #goodschoolfood
Our good friends and partners @jimnnicksbbq + The Fatback Collective are bringing one of the best @hseanbrock to Birmingham to celebrate his new book. Hope you will join us.
Farm Lab at Avondale Elementary.
Week 6 of Farm Lab curriculum continues to bring good things. Shout out to @nourishfoods for helping make class wide taste testing a success.