Liz Zorab is author of the bestselling Grounded – A Gardener’s Journey to Abundance and Self-Sufficiency and The Seasoned Gardener.

She spent more than 20 years working with specialist housing charities and in community development, with an emphasis on innovative volunteering practices. 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. Liz spent several years transforming her 0.8 acre plot in Monmouthshire into an abundant smallholding. She is now regenerating a tired and over-grazed 4.5 acre site using permaculture practices. On less than an acre, she grows most of the food and drink her family enjoy each year, giving them food security, resilience and increased self-reliance.

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.

In 2022, Liz won ‘Vlog of the Year’ at the Garden Media Guild Awards.

She enjoys spending time with Mr J (her husband) and her family, watching rugby and creative handicrafts, and has a distinct dislike of housework.

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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.


The Seasoned Gardener

Illustrated with a delicious selection of Liz’s own photos, The Seasoned Gardener provides an abundance of friendly advice and hundreds of top tips on what to and what not to do as she inspires gardeners of all levels, to have a go at growing tastier and healthier food for themselves and to benefit the natural world.


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