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“JVTF's impact in my classroom was the opportunity for students to get their hands dirty and immerse themselves in the science of the natural world. One of the biggest issues I've faced is the struggle to find truly effective and engaging ways to involve students in meaningful hands-on education. JVTF models project-based learning and works with educators to connect farm- and food-based lessons to state standards in fun and meaningful ways. In Farm Labs, learning is inevitable and student excitement and involvement are natural outcomes.”

-Science teacher at Woodlawn High School
Jones Valley Teaching Farm (JVTF) is a Pre-K12 education nonprofit in Birmingham, Alabama that builds teaching farms and implements Good School Food, their hands-on food education program, in Birmingham City Schools.
 
Incorporated as a non-profit in 2002, JVTF began with a simple mission to grow and provide access to fresh produce in downtown Birmingham. In 2012, it refined its mission to increase the long-term impact on students in Birmingham City Schools. Since then, JVTF has educated over 15,000 students through innovative food education programs. It connects students to real-world food issues through cross-curricular, standards-based content during the school day through Good School Food. Good School Food has grown from one to six Birmingham City Schools since the 2012-13 school year.
 
Learn more: jvtf.org
 
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