Liz loved drawing and painting from a young age and dreamt about going to Art college. The dream became reality and she completed her degree at Limerick School of Art & Design in 2006. After this, another dream had formed. She spent the next 10 years traveling, teaching and studying in South America, New Zealand and Asia. Liz volunteered at Permaculture farms and intentional communities along the way which greatly inspired her vision for the future.
One of the schools Liz worked in was a Montessori primary school. This method of child centred education greatly influenced her teaching style. She developed an organic garden and a curriculum based around food security, ecology and natural resources for the students, which they still use today. Over the years, she has studied Permaculture, Horticulture, Organic Food production and market gardening. Liz recently completed a yearlong course with Gaia Education on Design and Regenerative Systems in association with Findhorn Eco Village.
Since returning to Clare three years ago and doing an apprenticeship with an organic grower, she has been developing her own market garden, selling locally and offering nature based workshops.