16th 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.

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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Filth, Summer 2006: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, August 2015:
Last Quarter – August 7, 03:02
New Moon – August 14, 15:53
First Quarter – August 22, 20:31
Full Moon – August 29, 19:35

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CURRENT MOON

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Mellors, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Day:
Roch
Simplician
Stephen I of Hungary

Festival:
Gozan no Okuribi (Kyoto, Japan)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Gabon from France in 1960
Restoration Day (Dominican Republic)
Xicolatada (Palau-de-Cerdagne, France)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Leo: This is a Fire sign. This is a good time to sow Fruiting plants like but it would not be a good time to sow Leaf plants like Basil, Cabbages, Chicory, Chinese Cabbage, Lettuce, Fruits Harvested now will store for longer. *


Also on this day:

1792 – Maximilien Robespierre presents the petition of the Commune of Paris to the Legislative Assembly, which demanded the formation of a revolutionary tribunal.

1819 – Seventeen people die and over 600 are injured in cavalry charges at a public meeting at St. Peter's Field, Manchester, England. This terrible event becomes known as the Peterloo Massacre.

1896 – Skookum Jim Mason, George Carmack and Dawson Charlie discover gold in a tributary of the Klondike River in Canada, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush.

1945 – Puyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, is captured by Soviet troops.

1989 – A solar flare from the Sun creates a geomagnetic storm that affects micro chips, leading to a halt of all trading on Toronto's stock market.

1992 – In response to an appeal by President Fernando Collor de Mello to wear green and yellow as a way to show support for him, thousands of Brazilians take to the streets dressed in black.


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