September 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:

  • It’s a good time to build any new beds you want for next year’s garden, if you have time or if your climate won’t allow you to do it next month.
  • 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 your climate 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. Some good mulches for this purpose are straw, pine needles, leaves, or you can cover them with frost fleece. NOTE: If you use straw (my personal favorite), be sure you get straw and not hay. There is a difference, and you can tell by looking at it. If you see anything that looks like dry seed heads or dried green grass, it’s hay. Straw should not have any seeds or green color at all. It is consistently yellow gold in color. You do not want hay in your garden, unless you really love pulling stubborn grass out of your garden beds. Those seeds will sprout and LOVE all the TLC you’ll be giving it. There are no seeds at all in straw, so you will avoid that issue completely.


September 2:

  • DC VegFest
    • Mission/Purpose: “Attendees are:  
      • Curious about veg-eating
      • Shoppers interested in new companies and products
      • Foodies who want to taste what’s fresh and new
      • DC locals looking for a fun and free thing to do
      • Health-conscious and fit
      • Committed to helping animals and the environment
      • Kids, parents, seniors, and students from across the DC Metro area and beyond!”
      Outdoors at Yards Park in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Lot H/I, across from Nationals Park
    • Time:  11:00 am-6:00 pm
    • For Additional Information:


September 8:

  • International Literacy Day  

September 15-October 15:

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 16:

  • International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

September 17:


September 23-24:  

  • Green Festival Expo    CANCELLED
    • Mission/Purpose:  “America’s largest & longest running sustainability & green living event”
    • Where:  The Magic Box @ The Reef, Los Angeles
    • For Additional Information: