In this issue we celebrate the great outdoors. For many of us, our backyards became our salvation this spring. In between Zoom meetings, home schooling and monitoring the news, our gardens took on a new importance—whether filled with flowers, vegetables, herbs or potted plants on the balcony of a condo or villa.

Some of us decided for the first time in our lives to get our hands dirty by planting seeds or seedlings, while others were content to watch the clouds move across the sky and let them remind us that this too shall pass. A successful garden is a testament to resilience: find out in this issue how Bluffton’s May River Montessori School kept their student gardens going despite the statewide suspension of classes.