as we West Coasters continue to be blessed with an abundance of life-giving water falling from the heavens (hey, we have an unassailably positive attitude at WestCoast Families), it may be a challenge to envision the balmy days of summer we have ahead of us. Nevertheless, it’s time to make summer plans, and for that reason, our April issue features part deux of our Summer Camp Guide, this time devoted to sleepaway camps. Sleepaway camp, also known as “peace and quiet week” for moms and dads, can be the best week of summer for your kids, and if you need help with logistics, we have expert advice on everything from choosing the right camp, to packing, to planning for any anxiety you or your kids may face. April is also our Green Issue, and we’re thrilled to profile the current David Suzuki Foundation “Queen of Green,” Tovah Paglaro, as well as delve into the positive dietary, social, and physical benefits of community gardening with your family. Whether you live in the city or the suburbs, in an apartment or a house, there are growing opportunities to get together with others in your community and learn about raising healthy, sustainable food for your table. Let’s all appreciate these April showers, they are what keeps our beautiful coast green, and remember, if we all keep making small positive steps toward a more sustainable lifestyle, our home will stay green for our children and generations to come.