Welcome to the Eightfold Year. Every day a different painting will appear, along with moon phases, saints days, seasonal plants and other festive celebrations.
You can find out more about the concept of the Eightfold Year here.
We hope you enjoy this website. We will be adding content as we go through the year and welcoming your feedback and suggestions.
Onwards and Upwards!
The Bendy Family Day Out on the Beach at Portmadog, Summer 2008: Jamie Reid
Moon Phases, June 2016:
New Moon - June 5, 03:59
First Quarter - June 12, 09:09
Full Moon - June 20, 12:02
Third Quarter - June 27, 19:18
Fire Offering, Summer 2007: Jamie Reid
Crescens, one of the Seventy Disciples
Cyril of Alexandria (Coptic Church, Roman Catholic Church, and Lutheran Church)
Ladislaus I of Hungary
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Djibouti from France in 1977
Mixed Race Day (Brazil)
National HIV Testing Day (United States)
Seven Sleepers Day or Siebenschläfertag (Germany)
Biodynamic Gardening Guide:
Moon in Pisces: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like Basil, Cabbages, Chicory, Chinese Cabbage, Dill, Florence Fennel, Kale, Lettuce, Swiss Chard, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants like French Beans, Marrow, Peas, Runner Beans*
Also on this day:
1497 – Cornish rebels Michael An Gof and Thomas Flamank are executed at Tyburn, London, England.
1844 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum Smith, are murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail.
1899 – A. E. J. Collins scores 628 runs not out, the highest-ever recorded score in cricket.
1904 - The ‘Secret in the Stone’ laid in the foundation of the Liverpool Anglican cathedral by Fred Bower and Jim Larkin.
1954 – The 1954 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match between Hungary and Brazil, highly anticipated to be exciting, instead turns violent, with three players ejected and further fighting continuing after the game.
1989 – The current international treaty defending indigenous peoples, ILO 169 convention, is adopted.
* more information can be found on the Gardeners Calendar website here.