14th 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:
Elisha
Methodios I of Constantinople

Festival:
Flag Day (United States)
Freedom Day (Malawi)
Liberation Day (Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands)
Mourning and Commemoration Day or Leinapäev (Estonia)
Women's Day (Iraq)
World Blood Donor Day (International observance)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aries: 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:

1381 – Richard II of England meets leaders of Peasants' Revolt on Blackheath. The Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance.

1645 – English Civil War: Battle of Naseby – 12,000 Royalist forces are beaten by 15,000 Parliamentarian soldiers.

1648 – Margaret Jones is hanged in Boston for witchcraft in the first such execution for the Massachusetts colony.

1789 – Mutiny on the Bounty: Bounty mutiny survivors including Captain William Bligh and 18 others reach Timor after a nearly 7,400 km (4,000-mile) journey in an open boat.

1872 – Trade unions are legalised in Canada.

1907 – Norway adopts female suffrage.

1966 – The Vatican announces the abolition of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum (index of prohibited books), which was originally instituted in 1557.

2007 – Death of Kurt Waldheim, Austrian politician, statesman and former nazi (b. 1918).


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