13th 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:
Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church
Blessed Thomas Woodhouse
Cetteus
Pope Leo III

Festival:
Quinquatrus Minusculae, in honor of Minerva. (Roman Empire)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Virgo: This is a Earth sign. It is a good time to sow Root plants like Beetroot, Carrots, Chives, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kohl Rabi, Onions, Radish, Spring Onions, Swedes, Turnips, but it would not be a good time to sow Flower plants like Calabrese, Cauliflower*

Also on this day:

1249 – Coronation of Alexander III as King of Scots.

1525 – Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns. Cheeky Monk...

1774 – Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain's North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.

1934 – Adolf Hitler and Mussolini meet in Venice, Italy; Mussolini later describes the German dictator as "a silly little monkey".

1971 – Vietnam War: The New York Times begins publication of the Pentagon Papers.

1983 – Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the central Solar System when it passes beyond the orbit of Neptune (the furthest planet from the Sun at the time).

2002 – The United States of America withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.


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