15th September

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!


Fomenting, 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, September 2016:
New Moon – September 1, 10:03
First Quarter – September 9, 12:48
Full Moon – September 16, 20:05
Last Quarter – September 23, 10:56




The Old Shed Door, The Plot, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Days and Observances:
Catherine of Genoa
Joseph Abibos
Our Lady of Sorrows

"Cry of Dolores" or Grito de Dolores, celebrated on the eve of the Independence Day. (Mexico)
Earliest day on which POW/MIA Recognition Day can fall, celebrated on the third Friday in September. (United States)
Earliest day on which Prinsjesdag can fall, celebrated on the third Tuesday in September. (Netherlands)
Earliest day on which German-American Steuben Parade can fall, celebrated on the third Saturday in September. (United States, especially New York City)
Engineer's Day (India)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Guatemala (a Patriotic Day), El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica from Spain in 1821.
International Day of Democracy (International)
Respect for the Aged Day before 2003; beginning in 2003, the day is held on the third Monday of September. (Japan)
Restoration of Primorska to the Motherland Day (Slovenia)
Silpa Bhirasri Day (Thailand)
The beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated until October 15. (United States)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aquarius: This is a Air sign. This is a good time to sow Flowering plants like but it would not be a good time to sow Rooting plants like Jerusalem Artichokes, Onions, Radish, Spring Onions, Fruits Harvested now should be eaten straight away. *

Also on this day:

1616 – The first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy.

1820 – Constitutionalist revolution in Lisbon, Portugal.

1821 – Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica jointly declare independence from Spain.

1835 – HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galápagos Islands.

1935 – The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of citizenship.

1962 – The Soviet ship Poltava heads toward Cuba, one of the events that sets into motion the Cuban Missile Crisis.

1963 – The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing: Four children killed at an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama, United States.

1987 – United States Secretary of State George Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze sign a treaty to establish centers to reduce the risk of nuclear war.

2008 – Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.

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