October 2018

“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