You wouldn’t know it by the sound or look, but the home of Frances Peake and Louis Powell is in the middle of the desert.
Their central Phoenix home is alive with fountains, animals and lush vegetation. But it wasn’t always that way. When the brother and sister first moved to the home, it was like many in the Valley – not much greenery and no wildlife to speak of.
Their backyard is a testament to what’s possible. There’s shade trees, vines, lots of ground cover and flowers that attract insects and hummingbirds.
But, of course, all life needs water to survive. Instead of relying on an irrigation system, Peake and Powell learned how to harvest their own water by taking classes with the Watershed Management Program.