Learn how Liz Zorab from Byther Farm turned 0.8 acres of compacted pasture into a bountiful and wildlife-friendly smallholding/homestead. This beautiful transformation has taken five years.
Liz shares how she started by creating nutrient-dense raised beds to improve the unhealthy soil and concentrated on making her own compost to feed the garden.
As the garden evolved, Liz explains how she created a mix of annual vegetable beds, fruit areas, a food forest, perennial veggie beds and beautiful flower area for pollinators. She even grows sacrificial brassicas to keep a healthy population of cabbage white butterflies as food for birds, bats and hedgehogs.
Liz shares her journey and top tips for no dig, organic gardening, which can also be found in her bestseller: Grounded: A Gardener’s Journey to Abundance and Self-Sufficiency