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Jones Valley Teaching Farm plans $7.58M Center for Food Education in Birmingham

Jones Valley Teaching Farm Center for Food Education
The Center for Food Education is Jones Valley Teaching Farm’s newest project. Rendering via ArchitectureWorks

Jones Valley Teaching Farm—the Birmingham-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young students learn through hands-on, food-based lessons—is planning to build a new community learning center in downtown Birmingham. Here’s what we know about the upcoming Center for Food Education.

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Natural Bridge Park: Adventures with Adamson Ford ep. 6

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The longest natural bridge east of the Rockies. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Over 200 million years ago, most of Alabama was covered in a shallow sea. When the water washed the sandstone away, ancient iron ore veins were left behind. Today, that iron ore is holding up a massive natural bridge. We went to check it out for ourselves, thanks to our friends over at Adamson Ford.

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“As you wish.” Eat in the Streets is coming to Pepper Place Sept. 25-26, with a showing of The Princess Bride

Pepper Place Entertainment District. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Good luck storming the castle Birmingham! Eat in the Streets is coming to Pepper Place, September 25-26, with a showing of The Princess Bride on Friday evening.

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Fall-inspired beers + cocktails to try in Birmingham

We’re not in Germany, but Birmingham sure knows how to throw down for Oktoberfest. Photo via Cahaba Brewing Company’s Facebook

It’s no secret that Birmingham’s beer and cocktail scene is A-1. Now that it’s fall, some of our favorite breweries and bars are getting into the autumn vibe. We rounded up fourteen fall-inspired drinks you’re going to want to try this season. And yes, there are some pumpkin spiced flavored ones, too!

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Fall has arrived! Open Houses: Sept. 25-27

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got 17 open houses for you to check out this weekend – you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!

853 BARKLEY DR ALABASTER,AL 35007 (RealtySouth)

Open House: SILVER CREEK 09/27 14:00-16:00
853 BARKLEY DR
ALABASTER,AL 35007
sq. ft.
3 bedrooms 2 full/0 half baths
$204900
For more info, contact Melanie Siow at 205-305-1158 or email msiow@realtysouth.com


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See how The Altamont School’s renovations are a game-changer during COVID-19

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Photo courtesy of The Altamont School

The Altamont School has a well-earned reputation as a student- and parent-centered independent 5-12 school. Nowhere is that more evident than the recent school renovations on their campus as well as the health and safety measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sneak peek: Red or White, the new wine shop inside the old V. Richards in Forest Park

Red or White’s Todd Edmondson and owner Randy Williams. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Birmingham, according to many of my friends from Mobile and Fairhope, the best and classiest place to secure wine and light gourmet meals is Red or White.

Well, guess who just set up shop this week in the old V Richards/Whistling Table building in Forest Park… Red or White.

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Scooters Are Back in Birmingham! Here’s What You Need to Know

Owners of Birmingham Pedal Tours and Ride Fiik stand together around the scooters for a photo
These guys are changing the way you experience Birmingham! (Left to Right: Ken Cadmus, Mike Caputo, Claire Kobza, Derek Nuwer, and Jason Kobza. Photo via Cheyenne Trujillo for Bham Now

We gave you a guide to the best craft breweries in Birmingham, and Birmingham Pedal Tours brought the best way to enjoy them. And now Birmingham Pedal Tours partnered with Ride Fiik to bring scooters back to Birmingham!

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Wonder what it’s like to live at The Pizitz? Ask Melanie and Kevin.

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The city view from the apartments at The Pizitz never gets old. Photo via The Pizitz on Facebook

If you’ve ever grabbed a bite at The Pizitz Food Hall, you might have wondered what it’d be like to live at the popular building itself. So did we. So, we spoke with two long-term residents to learn about all the perks The Pizitz has to offer.

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Hydroponics advances in Birmingham as Yellow Hammer Farms prepares to open

Leafy. Photo by Lettuce Grow

Turns out, not having any dirt to grow fresh produce won’t soil your plans. Hydroponics, the method of cultivating plants without soils, has landed in downtown Birmingham at Yellow Hammer Farms. But, this isn’t your typical landscape.

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AFib treatment could save your life—but you may not know you have it

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A community built on care. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

You don’t hear a ton of scary stories involving AFib. For good reason—it’s quite common, and these days, it’s treatable. That is, if you know how to identify it. We caught up with a Birmingham specialist to get his best health tips for the heart. Check it out!

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How this Birmingham synagogue reinvented its New Year celebration + takeaways for other religious holidays anywhere

A congregant from Temple Beth-El Birmingham blowing the shofar at The Birmingham Botanical Gardens
A congregant blew the shofar at a safe distance from the crowd. Photo via Audrey Nicole Photography

Mid-March, most religious organizations moved online. In the Jewish world, the big question was “What about Rosh Hashanah?” Each fall, the Jewish New Year is usually a time for the largest in-person gathering of the year. Temple Beth-El Birmingham got creative with the holiday. Now they have concrete takeaways for other faith communities as they begin to plan their own upcoming holidays. Keep reading for all the details.

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Sign up to make your own pops with Steel City Pops—first class Oct. 16

pop-making at Steel City Pops
Do you wish you were having as much fun as they’re having? Yeah, me too. Photo via Steel City Pops

I’m not sure there’s an occasion in life, that isn’t brightened up with the infusion of a little love from Steel City Pops. Starting October 16, they’ll be offering their first-ever in-person pop-making classes in Birmingham, and you’re invited. Keep reading for all the details.

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