‘We grow collards year-round’: Birmingham allots $805,000 for Jones Valley Farm

Jones Valley Urban Farm just harvested its biggest cash crop ever.

The Birmingham City Council this week approved $805,000 in funding for Jones Valley Teaching Farm, which runs a downtown farm and six more on Birmingham City Schools campuses.

The Farm in the past has received $50,000 in annual support from the city, said Amanda Storey, executive director of Jones Valley Farm.

The funding comes from the city’s American Rescue Act Funding.

By Greg Garrison