Why isn’t EVERYONE capturing rain?
I’d long loved organic gardening and been passionate about “green” building. I had a successful design career with a construction company, our newly built “green” home, and a lovely vegetable garden. In my mid-fifties, I had NO intention of starting a business…
…Until I heard water harvesting guru Brad Lancaster speak for the first time on a tour for his new books on rainwater harvesting. Listening to Brad’s simple logic, I had a profound ‘ah-ha’ moment: First, I thought, “Why haven’t I heard of this before?” Then,
“Why isn’t EVERYONE capturing rain?”
So a bit like the Little Red Hen, I declared, “I will do it myself.”
Certifications and advanced training later, the doors to Westgate Garden Design opened, bringing permaculture landscape design and rainwater harvesting to Green Valley, Sahuarita, and Tubac, Arizona, and teaching others to do the same.
Experience speaks for itself…
Charlene has multiple degrees and advanced certifications, along with decades of experience in design and design education. She remains active in various local organizations that allow her to give back. The Green Valley-Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce and Pima County Small Business Commission have honored Westgate Garden Design for its community contributions.
Beyond her work in residential landscape design, Charlene is a sought-after speaker for clubs, homeowner associations, and community organizations.
“What a wonderful presentation you gave last Monday—I enjoyed it so much!” Ina
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