Lizzie has long been a crusader for environmental sustainability. About 20 years ago, she made a conscious choice to begin making changes in her life that would reduce the chemicals in her life, reduce the use of plastics and help become a conscious consumer toward a more self-sustainable lifestyle. In the beginning it was simply growing some capsicum plants. Her love of ornamental gardens kept her consumed for many years, without a thought of ever growing her own food. But one day it dawned on her that there was a lot of work being done in her garden. And although it provided her with much pleasure visually, that was the only reward. So, she experimented with growing some other edible foods. And that as they say, the rest his history. Her love of growing and harvesting her own food has become a lifelong love affair.
After that she looked at all the products she was purchasing, and many from large multinational companies. Cosmetics and skin care, clothing, highly processed or manufactured food products, cleaning products, along with a range of other items that rolled off a conveyor belt. She also pondered over why she had lost her connection with how and where food was grown. Over time she found alternatives that were much simpler, less expensive and without all the additives and preservatives in them.
She was a passionate yet quiet achiever, talking about her enviro projects in conversations with friends and other likemindeds. Until she was challenged to put pen to paper by a dear friend who recognised her knowledge and encouraged her to share it with the world.
Although Lizzie grappled with the idea that she could make a difference, she forged ahead anyway. Coz that’s just what she does! She starts with an idea, builds on it, researches it, implements it, and learns as he goes. That’s one of her life philosophies – you don’t need to know everything before you start. Just start! Live life on the edge – make the change, start the project and learn along the way. Be brave. Be the change.
She’s passionate, fun, strong willed, kind and respectful, and loves life. One friend describes her as a ‘ballsy bitch’ because once she sets her mind to something, she won’t allow any roadblocks to get in her way!