10th June

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!

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Wheel of Life, Liverpool 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, June 2015:
Full Moon - June 2, 17:19
Third Quarter - June 9, 16:41
New Moon - June 16, 15:05
First Quarter - June 24, 12:02

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CURRENT MOON

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Fire Offering, Summer 2007: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Getulius, Amancius and Cerealus
John of Tobolsk
Landry of Paris
Olivia

Festival:
Abolition Day (French Guiana)
Army Day (Jordan)
Portugal Day, also Day of Camões (Portugal and the Portuguese communities)
Reconciliation Day (Republic of the Congo)
The Queen's Birthday (Solomon Islands)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aquarius: This is an Air sign. This is a good time to sow Flowering plants like Calabrese, Cauliflower, but it would not be a good time to sow Rooting plants like Beetroot, Carrots, Chives, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kohl Rabi, Onions, Radish, Spring Onions, Swedes, Turnips*

Also on this day:

1190 – Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the river Saleph while leading an army to Jerusalem. No water wings.

1692 – Salem witch trials: Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts, for "certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries".

1793 – French Revolution: Following the arrests of Girondin leaders, the Jacobins gain control of the Committee of Public Safety installing the revolutionary dictatorship.

1838 – Myall Creek Massacre in Australia: 28 Aboriginal Australians are murdered.

1924 – Fascists kidnap and kill Italian Socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti in Rome.

1935 – Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson.

1980 – The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a call to fight from their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela.

1996 – Peace talks begin in Northern Ireland without the participation of Sinn Féin.

2003 – The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission.


* more information can be found on the Gardeners Calendar website here.