16th 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:
Cyprian (Roman Catholic Church)
Edith of Wilton
Pope Cornelius

Independence Day, celebrates the declaration of independence of Mexico from Spain in 1810. See Fiestas Patrias
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Papua New Guinea from Australia in 1975.
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (International)
Malaysia Day (Malaysia, Singapore)

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:

1400 – Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers.

1701 – James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the "Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland.

1812 – The Fire of Moscow (1812) begins shortly after midnight and destroys three quarters of the city days later.

1893 – Settlers make a land run for prime land in the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma.

1955 – Juan Perón is deposed as the ruler of Argentina.

1982 – Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon.

2007 – Mercenaries working for Blackwater Worldwide allegedly shoot and kill 17 Iraqi civilians in Nisour Square, Baghdad; all criminal charges against them are later dismissed, sparking outrage in the Arab world.

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