Staff Profile

Liz Blum

Cannery Farm Coordinator

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.

After graduating UC Davis, Liz completed a year of service with AmeriCorps VISTA in the SF Bay Area doing youth development work. She then managed a two-acre educational farm in 2016 with The Amir Project, engaging over one thousand kids and youth in one summer.

Before coming to CLBL, Liz started the Yolo Grown program at the Yolo Food Bank. There she worked to develop partnerships with farmers and agricultural companies in Yolo County to increase food bank clients' access to fresh, locally grown produce.

When she’s not gardening in her own backyard in Sacramento, she can be found cooking, playing cello, backpacking or rock climbing.