16th 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:
Benno
Lutgardis
Quiricus and Julietta

Festival:
Bloomsday (Dublin, James Joyce fans)
International Day of the African Child (Organisation of African Unity)
Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev (Sikhism)
Sussex Day (Sussex)
Youth Day (South Africa)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Taurus: 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, Fruits Harvested now will store for longer*

Also on this day:

1586 – Mary, Queen of Scots, recognizes Philip II of Spain as her heir and successor.

1836 – The formation of the London Working Men's Association gives rise to the Chartist Movement.

1903 – Roald Amundsen commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage by leaving Oslo, Norway.

1904 – Irish author James Joyce begins a relationship with Nora Barnacle and subsequently uses the date to set the actions for his novel Ulysses; this date is now traditionally called "Bloomsday".

1911 – A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Columbia County, Wisconsin damaging a barn.

1922 – General election in the Irish Free State: a large majority goes to the pro-Treaty Sinn Féin.

1961 – Rudolf Nureyev defected from the Soviet Union.

1963 – Soviet Space Program: Vostok 6 Mission – Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.

1976 – Soweto uprising: a non-violent march by 15,000 students in Soweto, South Africa turns into days of rioting when police open fire on the crowd.


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