About Carole

Contact Here: carolewest@gardenupgreen.com

Welcome I'm Carole

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.  It’s filled with a lot grit and focused on sharing simple gardening advice I learned from my Italian grandmother.

She was a sweet lady who raised her family during the depression and gardened into her 90’s.  She taught me how to garden, cook and do all kinds of things.  I wanted to share this goodness with others so I started a blog.

Our time together was priceless and she always encouraged doing more. 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 in faith.  It’s been quite the journey…

Blessings that follow…

Blessings have always followed, beginning with guest writing and workshops for THG 2014 -2016.

From there I pursued Freelance writing and self -publishing; my books can be found here.  

Creating Make & Take Workshops has been amazing and working beside Robert preparing Quail Grove is the icing on the cake.

We’ve given a whole new meaning to the word, “Grit” and helping other’s do more is the heart behind it all.

Welcome Home Everyone!