Jones Valley Teaching Farm breaks ground on new Center for Food Education site

Left to right, Councilor Darrell O’Quinn, Mayor Randall Woodfin, JVTF Director Amanda Storey, Birmingham Superintendent Dr. Mark Sullivan and Councilor Hunter Williams at the October 21, 2020 groundbreaking for the Center for Food Education. Photo City of Birmingham Government Facebook page

Want evidence Birmingham is becoming the culinary hub for the South and the nation? 

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Jones Valley Teaching Farm plans $7.58M Center for Food Education in Birmingham

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The Center for Food Education is Jones Valley Teaching Farm’s newest project. Rendering via ArchitectureWorks

Jones Valley Teaching Farm—the Birmingham-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young students learn through hands-on, food-based lessons—is planning to build a new community learning center in downtown Birmingham. Here’s what we know about the upcoming Center for Food Education.

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In praise of Birmingham-area farmers + what you can do to help

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Stuart Raburn in a greenhouse at Southern Organics. Photo via Christine Hull for Bham Now

We know this is a challenging time for small businesses, and we wanted to give some extra love to our Birmingham-area farmers. We reached out to six local farmers to find out more about the unique challenges they’re facing during this time and what we can do to support local farmers.

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Small business Monday – spotlight on Jones Valley Teaching Farm Produce Stand

As you make preparations for your  Thanksgiving meal, did you know there is local, seasonal produce, organically grown in downtown Birmingham?  Read  all about the Jones Valley Produce Stand  and teaching farm in this week’s small business focus.

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Emorie Roberts, AmeriCorps worker for Jones Valley Teaching Farm. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now.

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“It’s golden hour” Putnam Middle School Teaching Farm (photos)

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Readus Linton and Mason Jackson – Putnam Middle School 8th graders take a break from building the new greenhouse

When you first enter the Putnam Middle School parking lot off bustling Montclair Road, with a Walmart nearby, the last thing you expect to see is a teaching farm in the back of the school.

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Woodlawn Street Market: A Look at the Locals Revitalizing Woodlawn

Via Woodlawn Street Market’s Facebook Page

Woodlawn Street Market returned for its third year this past Saturday and Birminghamians showed up in full force.  REV Birmingham and the Woodlawn Business association started this fun event as an opportunity for local merchants to meet their customers and showcase their products.  See what I found! Continue reading “Woodlawn Street Market: A Look at the Locals Revitalizing Woodlawn”