10th September

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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Barley and Poppies, August 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, September 2016:
New Moon – September 1, 10:03
First Quarter – September 9, 12:48
Full Moon – September 16, 20:05
Last Quarter – September 23, 10:56

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CURRENT MOON

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The Old Shed Door, The Plot, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Days and Observances:
Aubert
Nicholas of Tolentino
Theodard of Maastricht

Festival:
National Day (Gibraltar)
Teacher's Day (People's Republic of China and Hong Kong)
World Suicide Prevention Day (International)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Scorpio: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like Cabbages, Lettuce, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Broad Beans or Peas*

Also on this day:

1509 – An earthquake known as "The Lesser Judgment Day" hits Istanbul.

1547 – The Battle of Pinkie Cleugh, the last full scale military confrontation between England and Scotland.

1858 – George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora.

1897 – Lattimer massacre: A sheriff's posse kills 20 unarmed immigrant miners in Pennsylvania, United States.

1946 – While riding a train to Darjeeling, Sister Teresa Bojaxhiu of the Loreto Sisters' Convent heard the call of God, directing her "to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them". She later becomes known as Mother Teresa.

1960 – At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Abebe Bikila becomes the first sub-Saharan African to win a gold medal, winning the marathon in bare feet.

1977 – Hamida Djandoubi is the last person to be executed by guillotine in France. Unbelievable.

2008 – The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in history is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.


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