18th 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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, The Bendy Family Day Out on the Beach at Portmadog, Summer 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:
Elizabeth of Schönau
Leontius, Hypatius and Theodulus

Festival:
Autistic Pride Day
Evacuation Day (Egypt)
Foundation Day (Benguet)
International Sushi Day
National Day (Seychelles)
Waterloo Day (United Kingdom)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Scorpio: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like Basil, Cabbages, Chicory, Chinese Cabbage, Dill, Florence Fennel, Kale, Lettuce, Swiss Chard, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants like French Beans, Marrow, Peas, Runner Beans, Fruits Harvested now should be eaten straight away.*

Also on this day:

1178 – Five Canterbury monks see what is possibly the Giordano Bruno crater being formed. It is believed that the current oscillations of the Moon's distance from the Earth (on the order of metres) are a result of this collision.

1264 – The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature.

1429 – French forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc defeat the main English army under sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay. This turns the tide of the Hundred Years' War.

1815 – Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Waterloo results in the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte by the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher forcing him to abdicate the throne of France for the second and last time.

1873 – Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 US presidential election.

1900 – Empress Dowager Longyu of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families.

1953 – The Egyptian Revolution of 1952 ends with the overthrow of the Muhammad Ali Dynasty and the declaration of the Republic of Egypt.

1984 – A major clash between about 5,000 police and a similar number of miners takes place at Orgreave, South Yorkshire, during the 1984-1985 UK miners' strike.

1997 - Rooftop protest on Liverpool's Irish Centre to save it.


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