Utilizing over 5 acres of vacant downtown property and a 25 acre farm at Mt Laurel, JVUF grows organic produce and flowers, educates the community about healthy food and helps make Birmingham a vibrant community. Organic produce are sold at local farmers markets, restaurants, farm stands, grocery stores, and a Food Box subscription. Educational programs for children and adults, including an accredited high school Agriscience program, a K-8 nutrition education field trip program, teacher workshops, organic gardening and healthy lifestyle programs, preschool gardening, community and nutrition programs, Internship opportunities for high-school, college, and graduate students. Community partnerships focusing on preventing childhood obesity, hunger and access to healthy foods, sustainable agriculture, farm to school markets and community composting. Gardens of Park Place – 701 25th Street N., Birmingham, AL 35203. Mt Laurel – 1185 Dunnavant Valley Rd., Birmingham, AL 35242. 205-439-7213.

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