October 2020

“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:

  • If you know what new garden beds you want for next year, this would be a good time to get them started.
  • Get all your left over and harvested seed organized and properly stored so it will be viable for next year.
  • If you didn’t get it done last month, or your climate is warmer and didn’t require it yet:
    • It’s also a good time to repair and/or build your cold frames that you’ll need if you’re planning a late fall or winter crop. Or, depending on where you live and your preferences, you can heavily mulch any crops that are cold hardy and planned for a late harvest–like Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, potatoes, to name a few.
  • Check out these posts for filling out your gardening schedule for autumn:
  • Follow Color Us Empowered on Facebook where I share the best articles, videos, and other information about all aspects of gardening (among other things) that I can find.



LGBT History Month 

National Disability Employment Awareness Month  


September 15-October 15

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month


October 1


October 9

  • Indigenous People’s Day (Native American Day) 


October 16

  • World Food Day


October 17

  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty


October 25

  • Palm Beach VegFest
    • Mission:  “Profits from Palm Beach VegFest are used for community building events or donated to local and national vegan charities. Admission is FREE! Enjoy the good vibes, learn, play games, shop, and spoil your taste buds with frozen desserts and all of your favorite foods!”
    • Where: Meyer Ampitheater; 104 Datura Ave; West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
    • When: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT
    • For more info: