Springing Forward

THAT FAMILIAR QUESTION from my childhood has never been so timely. It’s fascinating to see restaurants, schools and commerce renew and replenish from the pandemic at the same time spring is physically opening buds around us. There’s talk about “take-aways” from the past year and what we want our new normals to be. What an exciting time to be alive. One of the big lessons is how much we need our neighbors. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by small businesses who found ways to stay open and safely take care of us. And I better understand how important my support is for them. One of the biggest examples of that is our local farmers markets, check out how they are contributing to a sustainable community (page 12).
That concept goes even further with our cover story (page 6), where we share the life and connection between something so small as bee and something so important as our food source. It’s encouraging to see businesses help us do better That concept goes even further with our cover story (page 6), where we share the life and connection between something so small as a bee and something so important as our food source. It’s encouraging to see businesses help us do better.
Quarantine also showed how important our homes are. What once was just base camp for busyness is now a true nest. I’m seeing shades of amber everywhere, get inspired by the gorgeous ideas from Trinity Design (page 16).
It seems we’ve all been reorganizing and revamping a little. It’s a treat we get to do that in a budget and earth friendly way thanks to our local resalers. Check out their tips for making the most of your buying and selling (page 20).

Natalie Gregory
Publisher, Decatur Living

Read Current Issue

Mark Your Calendar

Cheers for Champions

Saturday, April 17 7:00pm

Virtual event to raise money for programs at The Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence, a Decatur-based non-profit that supports women and families. One local business stepping up to help is Squash Blossom Boutique. Owner Lisa Bobb will be chairing the upcoming auction event and fundraiser, Cheers to Champions on April 17. The event will honor April Ross and Kevin A. Ross for their work.