Eli Zigas manages SPUR’s work on urban agriculture, regional foodshed planning, and creating a vibrant, accessible food system in San Francisco.
Eli has spent several years managing non-profit programs; he most recently co-founded Cultivate SF, an organization that explored the feasibility of commercial urban farming in San Francisco. Before that, he was program manager for DC Vote, an education and advocacy non-profit organization in Washington, D.C. In that capacity, he managed foundation and direct-mail fundraising and assisted with outreach programs. Prior to working for DC Vote, Eli was the communications manager for the Udall Legacy Bus Tour, a cross-country biodiesel bus tour promoting public service on environmental and Native American issues.
A native of Washington, D.C., Eli made his way to San Francisco via Iowa, where he earned his B.A. in policy studies from Grinnell College. He is an active member of the San Francisco Urban Agriculture Alliance.