14th July

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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Poppies, Summer 2009: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, July 2016:
New Moon - July 4, 12:00
First Quarter - July 12, 01:51
Full Moon - July 19, 23:56
Third Quarter - July 26, 23:59

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CURRENT MOON

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Summer flower offering, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
Camillus de Lellis
Idus of Leinster
Libert of Saint-Trond
Ulrich of Zell

Festival:
Bastille Day
Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, an official flag day
Earliest day on which the first day of Gentse Feesten can fall, while July 20 is the latest; celebrated on Saturday before July 21. (Ghent)
Republic Day (Iraq)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

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

Also on this day:

1698 – The Darien scheme begins with five ships, bearing about 1,200 people, departing Leith for the Isthmus of Panama.

1789 – French Revolution: citizens of Paris storm the Bastille.

1790 – French Revolution: citizens of Paris celebrate the constitutional monarchy and national reconciliation in the Fête de la Fédération.

1791 – The Priestley Riots drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England

1798 – The Sedition Act becomes law in the United States making it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the United States government.

1881 – Billy the Kid is shot and killed by Pat Garrett outside Fort Sumner.

1943 – In Joplin, Missouri, the George Washington Carver National Monument becomes the first United States National Monument in honor of an African American.

1957 – Rawya Ateya takes her seat in the National Assembly of Egypt, thereby becoming the first female parliamentarian in the Arab world.

1965 – The Mariner 4 flyby of Mars takes the first close-up photos of another planet.

2000 – A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth.

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