It’s that time of year: the weather is nice, our beautiful desert and colorful flowers are in bloom, and we get the opportunity to truly enjoy our environment here in North Scottsdale. Let’s count our blessings and give love back to our surroundings.

Before we dive into this issue focused on all things eco-friendly, I would quickly like to introduce myself as the new owner/publisher of North Scottsdale Lifestyle! It comes with much gratitude to become a voice in this beautiful community in which I was born and raised as well as have the privilege of calling home. I am indeed a fourth-generation native to Arizona, Scottsdale specifically. As a native, my roots here are deep and wide while continuing to grow as my husband and I raise our four boys here as well.

When it comes to being grateful, it is so important to respect and appreciate our environment. Now more than ever we must be mindful about living in an eco-friendly manner, such as recycling; eating organic healthy, natural food; and being conscious of our surroundings.

In this issue, we share the financial benefits of using eco-friendly products. We also highlight a local hot spot that prides itself on high-quality and fresh ingredients, and we showcase a family-owned farm whose products you have likely used if you live in the Valley. We feature one local charitable event where the idea of “reuse and recycle” takes center stage, and we explore new technology that makes hiking our gorgeous trails in North Scottsdale easier and safer.

I hope you enjoy this amazing weather and always appreciate the beautiful setting in which we live.

Be grateful, be kind and live well,

Tammy Fellows, publisher