NEW: Jones Valley Teaching Farm to launch Center of Food Education this spring


Students promoting produce they’ve grown via Jones Valley Teaching Farms. Photo by way of Pat Byington for Bham Now

Jones Valley Teaching Farm (JVTF), a collaborative effort to educate college students real-life farming experiences, will open its Center of Food Education in spring 2022. Currently, the middle is open for personal occasions and can later host a grand opening within the spring when their scholar packages begin. Read extra to see why it issues.

A recent begin

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Jones Valley Teaching Farm in Woodlawn. Photo by way of Jones Valley Teaching Farms

Have you ever wished your children to find out about the advantages of consuming good and wholesome? Thanks to Jones Valley Teaching Farm, they now have an area for studying all issues produce, farming and cooking.

The Center for Food Education will probably be Birmingham’s hub for educational exploration of meals. The middle will probably be a spot the place college students can discover their path to jobs in meals, farming and the culinary arts. That’s rad-ish.

“The Center for Food Education will be a place to gather and teach, experience and celebrate, and grow—quite literally—together as a community. I’m thrilled to share our work with a larger audience and to have a place we can call home as we build our organization and our city’s future.”

Amanda Storey, Executive Director of Jones Valley Teaching Farm

What to count on from JVTF

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Jones Valley Teaching Farm Center for Food Education. Photo by way of ArchitectureWorks

You can count on all kinds of enjoyable and academic discipline journeys on the Center for Food Education. Your children will get to expertise Good School Food directions and an incredible culinary program. There are even lesson plans for lecturers.

FUN FACT: By taking part in Jones Valley Teaching Farm, college students have elevated job alternatives.

So the place is the Center? You’ll discover it on JVTF’s three-acre metropolis block in downtown Birmingham. The constructing embraces sunshine with floor-to-ceiling home windows, so college students can watch the meals develop whereas within the classroom. There’s even an enormous gathering house with a Pavillion with one of the best view of the gardens.

Apart from the pavilion are three wings.

  1. Education and admin
  2. Farm wing (serves as meals storage and house for volunteers)
  3. Community wing (house to JVTF’s farm stand, a pay-as-you-can donation-based mannequin)

How it occurred

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Bringing the group collectively, one leaf at a time. Photo by way of Jones Valley Teaching Farms

Thanks to the help of Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation and lots of different donors, the Center for Food Education has been introduced to life. Sprouts donated a complete of $300K to fund JVTF, so college students can be taught wholesome meals habits.

“This generous grant will allow Jones Valley Teaching Farm to continue its work in the community while lifting up the organization and providing the resources needed for continued growth.”

Amanda Storey, Executive Director of Jones Valley Teaching Farm

BONUS: JVTF additionally launched its annual giving marketing campaign on November 22. Support their marketing campaign—it helps them hold their operations operating so future generations understand how to eat healthily.

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