Liz Blum is a young urban farmer involved with local urban farming in the Sacramento area. Specifically, the Cannery Urban Farm located in Davis. It comprises 3 acres and is called an Agrihood (agricultural neighborhood) of which there are 150 in the U.S. Farming sites can be leased from the city and farmed for 4 to 5 years – giving the young farmer an education in farming which will carry on to a career in farming.
Liz went on to talk about the need for getting young people interested in farming careers. Farmers are getting older and there are fewer of them. If this continues it could threaten our food supply. Land based learning comprises Youth programs as well as Adult programs and the California Farm Academy which has a 7-month training program.
They also have food stands which provide fresh foods to the public and you can purchase “Veggie Boxes” and pick up fresh vegetables at various places around Sacramento.
Our acting President Dick Bauer complimented Liz on her work and her informative presentation. He also informed her that, in her honor, a book will be given to the Carmichael Library (Sacramento Library System) and the book will probably be on an agricultural topic.