November 2017

“I am only one, but still I am one.

I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.

I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”

—Helen Keller

 

ACTIVITIES (like planting, for instance–things you can do on a personal, local level)

For the Flying Things: The birds, the bees, and butterflies!


Gardening This Month:

  • Depending on your climate, you might be able to build any new beds you want for next year’s garden.
  • This is a great time for re-organizing and straightening up that garden shed; also, wash out empty pots, seed trays, and other planter/containers with hot soapy water and get them organized and shelved for the winter.
  • Clean and sharpen your garden tools; get them maintained and put away.  Clean all the dirt off and wash spades, etc., with hot, soapy water to keep them from rusting. Rub wooden handles down with some oil to keep them from becoming brittle and tending to split.

 



REMINDERS, OBSERVANCES, & EVENTS

National Native American Heritage Month

National Adoption Month


November 5:

  • International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

November 11-12:

  • Green Festival Expo   CANCELLED
    • Mission/Purpose:  “America’s largest & longest running sustainability & green living event”
    • Where:  Downtown, San Francisco
    • For Additional Information:

November 12-18:

  • American Education Week

November 16:

  • International Day for Tolerance

November 20:

  • Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 27-29:

  • Asia for Animals Conference 
    • Mission/Purpose:   “The theme of the conference is “Changing Human Behaviour”. The field of human behaviour change is rapidly becoming recognised as a key component in animal welfare work.
      Modern practice is moving away from the traditional approach of service provision (e.g. veterinary care, training, or hands-on assistance) and raising awareness, towards human-centred approaches generating change that lasts. The conference will be an opportunity to share experience, knowledge and ideas on how this approach can deliver greater impact for the animals of Asia.”
    • Where: Kathmandu, Nepal–hosted by the Jane Goodall Institute Nepal and Jane Goodall Institute Asia Pacific.
    • With an optional field trip from 30th November to 2nd December
    • For More Information: