A Day in the Life at Putnam Middle School – Birmingham, Alabama
This is a short story about Farm Lab Club, as told by Putnam Middle School students
Jones Valley Teaching Farm
December 8, 2016
In 2012-2013, Jones Valley Teaching Farm launched the Good School Food program at Glen Iris Elementary in Birmingham, Alabama. Now in our fourth year, we implement Good School Food in seven Birmingham City Schools (5 of which are in one distinct feeder pattern in the Woodlawn community).
Good School Food is a food and nutrition education model that uses food as a platform to connect students to cross-curricular, standards-based content during the school day. Each Good School Food partner school includes a Farm Lab (K-8) or Urban Farm (High School) on the school’s campus and one full time Good School Food Instructor supported by one Teaching Farm Fellow. We also offer after school opportunities like Farm Lab Club and Student-Run Farmers Markets.