Spring has finally sprung! As the last dredges of winter make their way out, we can finally begin to stop and smell the roses, and with Arbor Day and Earth Day upon us, it’s also a good time to remind ourselves to take the time to appreciate our beautiful planet.

We are celebrating our beautiful planet all month long with our “Eco” issue.

Here in this issue, we highlight the people and places in our community who are committing to keeping this planet beautiful—from local farms using sustainable practices and eco-friendly organizations giving back to the community to farm-to-table restaurants and local vineyards using sustainable practices.

But, you don’t have to be a farmer or business owner to do your part. Shop at the local farmers market and support local growers, visit local businesses who create eco-friendly products or even just start recycling.

No matter what you do, we at Franklin Lifestyle support your “green” efforts.