17th 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.

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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:
Albert Chmielowski
Botolph (England)
Gondulphus of Berry
Hervé
Hypatius of Bithynia (Eastern Orthodox and Byzantine Catholic Churches)
Rainerius

Festival:
Bunker Hill Day (Suffolk County, Massachusetts)
Day of German Unity, celebrated before October 1990. (West Germany)
Father's Day (El Salvador and Guatemala)
National Day, celebrates the independence of Iceland from Kingdom of Denmark in 1944.
Soviet Occupation Day (Latvia)
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (International)
Zemla Intifada Day (Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Gemini: This is a Air sign. This is a good time to sow Flowering plants like Calabrese, Cauliflower, but it would not be a good time to sow Rooting plants like Beetroot, Carrots, Chives, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kohl Rabi, Onions, Radish, Spring Onions, Swedes, Turnips, Fruits Harvested now will store for longer.*

Also on this day:

1462 – Vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat from Wallachia.

1497 – Battle of Deptford Bridge – forces under King Henry VII defeat troops led by Michael An Gof.

1631 – Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, will spend more than 20 years building her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal.

1775 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Bunker Hill

1876 – Indian Wars: Battle of the Rosebud – 1,500 Sioux and Cheyenne led by Crazy Horse beat back General George Crook's forces at Rosebud Creek in Montana Territory.

1877 – Indian Wars: Battle of White Bird Canyon – the Nez Perce defeat the U.S. Cavalry at White Bird Canyon in the Idaho Territory.

1939 – Last public guillotining in France: Eugen Weidmann, a convicted murderer, is guillotined in Versailles outside the Saint-Pierre prison.

1960 – The Nez Perce tribe is awarded $4 million for 7 million acres (28,000 km2) of land undervalued (4 cents/acre) in the 1863 treaty.

1972 – Watergate scandal: five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee, in an attempt by some members of the Republican party to illegally wiretap the opposition

1987 – With the death of the last individual, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct.


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