11th August

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!


Goddess Manifest (Mind The Gap), Summer 2011: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, August 2015:
Last Quarter – August 7, 03:02
New Moon – August 14, 15:53
First Quarter – August 22, 20:31
Full Moon – August 29, 19:35




Mellors, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Day:
Clare of Assisi
Taurinus of Évreux
Tiburtius and Chromatius

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Chad from France in 1960

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Gemini: This is a Air sign. This is a good time to sow Flowering plants like but it would not be a good time to sow Rooting plants like Jerusalem Artichokes, Radish, Spring Onions, Turnips *

Also on this day:

3114 BC – The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, notably the Mayans, begins.

1755 – Charles Lawrence gives expulsion orders to remove the Acadians from Nova Scotia beginning the Great Upheaval.

1912 - 60,000 attend Sheil Park Rally, Liverpool to mark 1st anniversary of Liverpool’s Bloody Sunday.

1942 – Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a frequency hopping, spread spectrum communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones and Wi-Fi. Who knew?

1965 – Race riots (the Watts riots) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California.

1972 – Vietnam War: the last United States ground combat unit departs South Vietnam.

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