12th 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:
Basilides, Cyrinus, Nabor and Nazarius
Eskil
John of Sahagún
Onuphrius
Pope Leo III
Ternan

Festival:
Chaco Armistice Day (Paraguay)
Dia dos Namorados (Brazil)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of the Philippines from Spain in 1898.
June 12 Commemoration (Lagos State)
Loving Day (United States)
Russia Day (Russia)
World Day Against Child Labour (International)

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:

1381 – Peasants' Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath.

1429 – Hundred Years' War: Joan of Arc leads the French army in their capture of the city and the English commander, William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk in the second day of the Battle of Jargeau.

1775 – American Revolution: British general Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts. The British offer a pardon to all colonists who lay down their arms. There would be only two exceptions to the amnesty: Samuel Adams and John Hancock, if captured, were to be hanged.

1798 – Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battle of Ballynahinch.

1939 – Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures' Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.

1943 – Holocaust: Germany liquidates the Jewish Ghetto in Berezhany, western Ukraine. 1,180 Jews are led to the city's old Jewish graveyard and shot.

1963 – Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is murdered in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith.

1964 – Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.

2009 – A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide ranging protests in Iran.


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