Do you hear that? It’s the sound of nature springing to life after a long winter’s nap. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and children are playing outside as the weather gets warmer and the days grow longer. This month at Ocean To Ranch Lifestyle, we bring you our Eco issue in honor of Earth Day on April 22. Inspired by the infinite beauty of the earth—and our desire to preserve, protect and honor it—we compiled an array of eco-conscious and eco-friendly people and places making a difference right here in our coastal communities.

This issue is a celebration of all things Mother Nature. Throughout this issue, you’ll find simple ways to be more eco-friendly, with delicious farm to table inspired recipes, ways to make your home more eco-friendly and where to buy eco-conscious skin care products. Whether or not you have a green thumb, we hope the stories in these pages invoke feelings of gratitude for the wonderful world we live in—and the wonderful people in our community who strive to sustain it. Not sure where to start? When you’ve finished enjoying this issue, we encourage you to recycle it so it can be turned into future magazines. After all, that’s what makes the world go ‘round! Happy spring, from Ocean To Ranch!