Liz Zorab spent more than 20 years working with specialist housing charities and in community development, including setting up the first time bank project in the UK. An award-winning gardener, she gained an RHS Silver Medal for a community-led garden featured on BBC’s ‘Gardeners World Live’ in 2002.

A health crisis led Liz to turn to her life-long passion for gardening and growing food as a career. She now runs Byther Farm with her husband, Mr J, using permaculture practices with regenerative and instinctive gardening. On less than 0.8 acre, she grows over 80% of the food and drink they enjoy each year giving them food security, resilience and increased self-reliance. They also sell vegetables via a community supported agriculture model.

She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, watching rugby and creative handicrafts and has a distinct dislike of housework.

Liz regularly writes for Permaculture Magazine, teaches gardening and self-sufficiency skills and  encourages thousands of people to take up their trowels and live their dreams through a vibrant YouTube Channel, Liz Zorab – Byther Farm

Books by Liz


Grounded is the story of how Liz Zorab, Byther Farm YouTuber, transformed a bare field to bountiful feast! This is an inspiring tale of the transformation of a tired paddock to food abundance in just over four years with little money and a lot of resourcefulness and clever ideas.


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