Growing a Nutrient-rich, Abundant Garden on a Small Budget

Permaculture Magazine
Tuesday, 16th February 2021

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.

Here Liz shares her journey and top tips for no dig, organic gardening.


To find out more about her techniques and experience, see her book, Grounded: A Gardener’s Journey to Abundance and Self-Sufficiency available with 10% off the RRP here: