11th 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 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

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CURRENT MOON

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Fire Offering, Summer 2007: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Barnabas the Apostle
Bartholomew the Apostle (Eastern Christianity)

Festival:
Birthday of Prince Henrik (Denmark)
Davis Day (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Kamehameha Day, official state holiday of Hawaii, United States
Matralia, in honor of Mater Matuta. (Roman Empire)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Leo: This is a Fire sign. This is a good time to sow Fruiting plants like French Beans, Marrow, Peas, Runner Beans, but it would not be a good time to sow Leaf plants like Basil, Cabbages, Chicory, Chinese Cabbage, Dill, Florence Fennel, Kale, Lettuce, Swiss Chard*

Also on this day:

1184 BC – Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes.

1770 – Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.

1907 – George Dennett, aided by Gilbert Jessop, dismisses Northamptonshire for 12 runs, the lowest total in first-class cricket.

1936 – The International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England.

1937 – Great Purge: The Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin executes eight army leaders

1963 – American Civil Rights Movement: Alabama Governor George Wallace stands at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in an attempt to block two black students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, from attending that school. Later in the day, accompanied by federalized National Guard troops, they are able to register.

1963 – Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc burns himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection to protest the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam.

2004 – Cassini-Huygens makes its closest flyby of the Saturn moon Phoebe.


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