Wednesday October 16th is World Food Day. If you haven’t heard of it, this is from the World Food Day website:
Established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1979, World Food Day, October 16, was first observed in 1981. Organizations around the world mobilize advocacy campaigns and events on October 16 to strengthen the political will to end hunger. World Food Day offers the opportunity to strengthen national and international solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty and draw attention to achievements in food security and agricultural development.
I know this is completely dull but it’s also an important cause. If you’d like to take action here is a link to suggestions.
Also a quick tip if you are planting mums. It’s best to actually plant them during spring, sometime in May. Although they are widely available this time of year, it’s best to get them in the ground early for the best chance of them surviving the winter. Also leave dead or wilted foliage on the plant. An Iowa State University study found that unpruned mums are able to survive at lower temperatures than those which were pruned.