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Author - Liz Zorab
Publisher - Permanent Publications

Summary
Permanent Publications says, "Grounded is the story of a gardening journey, from 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."

About the Author
Permanent Publications says, "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."

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I give this book 9 out of 10 acorns.

I have read it twice now, and it was a wonderful experience each time.

Reading this book, you walk step by step with the author through five years as she transforms a not-quite-an-acre plain Welsh suburban yard into Byther Farm, a flourishing homestead that provides more than enough for her household and a local CSA. Written out of the blog she kept during those years, this book is replete with photos, tips, thoughts, and quotes.

It's so fun to see how Zorab grows the farm--and it's just as fun to see how she grows herself: in health, resilience, strength, joy, and hope, making lots of friends and learning so much the whole time. Her years chronicled here are a wonderful example of what can be done, seen through a specific person's eyes on a specific plot of land, yet it doesn't keep the reader stuck there--it propels us out to imagining what we could do and are now inspired to do. I loved learning ways to turn an ordinary yard into a thriving, regenerative homestead very cheaply--but with lots of hard work!

This book would be a fantastic gift for any readers in your life who enjoy autobiographies and people stories that you would like to nudge more towards gardening and Permacultural living. It's inspiration, encouragement, and even some entertainment, for all of those open to getting started on a more holistic way of living.
 
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