growing the next generation of hungry minds

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Student Farmers Market spring kickoff

Join us at the Student Farmers Markets this spring at Glen Iris and Oliver Elementary!

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FROM THE FIELD: PBL Week Photostream

Students spent five days at the farm designing and modeling healthy food trucks through a project-based learning program.

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Spring Seedlings

See how we get started with the spring at JVTF.

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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

Harvested today from Oliver Elementary's Farm Lab! This produce, grown by Oliver's Farm Lab Club, will be sold tomorrow by Oliver's Student Farmers Market. Food miles for this #goodschoolfood harvest: 100 yards. @jvtfarmlab #instagrambham
A shot from one of last week's interactive soil lessons with farmer Steph-- here they are role-playing various soil sediments.
Ben and Elijah at our first Pepper Place Market of the year!
Punk As Food students practiced their marketing skills by sketching advertisements for vegetables found in their Farm Lab.
We launched our new arts curriculum, Punk As Food: the Creative Cafeteria, today at Oliver. Here is Antonio showing off his new spray painted sketchbook.
Oliver Elementary's young scientists got to taste test some vegetables growing in their Farm Lab today!