About Carole

Contact Here: carolewest@gardenupgreen.com

Hello Y’all, I’m Carole West

I’m a wife, author, entrepreneur, inspired gardener, quail lover and DIY enthusiast who enjoys country living.  My husband, Robert and I encourage folks to get back to the land and do more.

I’m not like most gals, I’d rather tend to the garden or clear land then spend the day shopping at the mall.  Our lifestyle has brought forward a sense of contentment that influences positive activity and I love that.

Why I Started Garden Up Green

Garden Up Green was established in 2014 with the desire to share simple gardening advice anyone can incorporate. Gardening was introduced during childhood by my Italian Grandma.  She was a sweet lady who raised her family during the depression and gardened into her 90’s.

Grandma always encouraged doing more and our time together was priceless. I remember riding my bike to her home where we worked, laughed and enjoyed good food together.

A Green lifestyle offers many things…

The blog offers a sense of green living that goes beyond the garden.  Discover helpful DIY projects that are easy to duplicate, these are things you won’t find anywhere else because everything here is inspired by our activity.

You’ll also be introduced to my passion for raising quail in a natural environment and Tiny House Living.  

Life here is simple and it’s my goal to share our adventures and reassure others that having dreams is a great way to live.

Robert and I never gave up on our dreams, we continued to work hard, remain positive and move forward with faith, making our lifestyle complete.  It’s been quite the journey…

Blessings that follow…

Blessings have always followed, beginning with guest writing for THG in 2014. This led to live workshops through 2016.

From there I pursued Freelance writing and self -publishing, my books can be found here.  With my focus to help others I’ve also incorporated Make & Take Workshops where others can learn new skills and have fun!

We’re just enjoying doing more and living simple.