Staff Profile

Liz Blum

Cannery Farm Coordinator

Liz Blum coordinates the Cannery Urban Farm in Davis. She is excited to facilitate a vibrant, inclusive and educational space at the Cannery that connects people with the land and growing food.

Liz received her BS in International Agricultural Development from UC Davis. Throughout her four years there she worked at the Student Farm as an intern and eventually as staff for the Kids in the Garden education program. Liz’s passion for agricultural education and social justice led her to receive the Poverty Alleviation Through Action grant from UC Davis to start a school garden at a high school in Nicaragua in 2013 and 2014. Liz also managed a two-acre educational farm in 2016 with The Amir Project, engaging over one thousand kids and youth in one summer.

Liz completed a year of service with AmeriCorps in the SF Bay Area doing youth development work in the Bayview, Richmond, and East Oakland, frequently organizing service days at urban farms. Liz currently volunteers weekly with Insight Garden Program, a non-profit that builds gardens at prisons across California. She facilitates a curriculum for twenty incarcerated adults that incorporates food justice topics and gardening skills with emotional process work.

In addition to being the Cannery Farm Coordinator, Liz also manages the Yolo Grown program at the Yolo Food Bank. There she works with farmers and agricultural companies in Yolo County to increase food bank clients' access to and consumption of fresh, locally grown produce.

When she’s not gardening in her own backyard in Sacramento, she can be found cooking for her housing cooperative, playing cello, or climbing rocks.