13th 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.

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Onwards and Upwards!


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

Moon Phases, August 2016:
New Moon – August 2, 21:44
First Quarter – August 10, 19:20
Full Moon – August 18, 10:26
Last Quarter – August 25, 04:40




Mellors, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Day:
Cassian of Imola
Hippolytus of Rome
Maximus the Confessor
Pope Pontian

Festival of Aventine Diana (Roman Empire)
Hercules Victori (Roman Empire)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Central African Republic from France in 1960.
International Lefthanders Day (International)
Lao Issara, Day of the Free Laos. (Laos)
The first day of Gujo Odori (Gujō)
Women's Day, commemorates the enaction of Tunisian Code of Personal Status in 1956 (Tunisia)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Scorpio: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like Basil, Cabbages, Chicory, Chinese Cabbage, Lettuce, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants*

Also on this day:

1521 – Tenochtitlán (present day Mexico City) falls to conquistador Hernán Cortés.

1553 – Michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva as a heretic.

1792 – King Louis XVI of France is formally arrested by the National Tribunal, and declared an enemy of the people.

1831 – Nat Turner sees a solar eclipse, which he believes is a sign from God. Eight days later he and 70 other slaves kill approximately 55 whites in Southampton County, Virginia.

1911 - Liverpool’s ‘Bloody Sunday’: police attack transport strike rally seriously injuring hundreds.

1913 – Otto Witte, an acrobat, is purportedly crowned King of Albania

1961 – The German Democratic Republic closes the border between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin to thwart its inhabitants' attempts to escape to the west.

2008 – Michael Phelps sets the Olympic record for the most gold medals (8 in Beijing and 6 in Athens) won by an individual in Olympic history with his win in the men's 200m butterfly.

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