19th 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 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:
Gervasius and Protasius (Roman Catholic Church)
Juliana Falconieri
Romuald
Zosimus

Festival:
Birthday of José Gervasio Artigas (Uruguay)
Day of the Independent Hungary (Hungary)
Feast of Forest (Palawan)
Juneteenth (United States, especially African Americans)
Labour Day (Trinidad and Tobago)
Laguna Day (Laguna)
“Never Again” Day and Birthday of José Gervasio Artigas (Uruguay)
Surigao del Sur Day (Surigao del Sur)
World Sickle Cell Day (International)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Cancer: 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*

Also on this day:

1306 – The Earl of Pembroke's army defeats Bruce's Scottish army at the Battle of Methven.

1770 – Emanuel Swedenborg reports the completion of the Second Coming of Christ in his work True Christian Religion.

1862 – The U.S. Congress prohibits slavery in United States territories, nullifying the Dred Scott Case.

1865 – Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 13 other contiguous states as Juneteenth.

1890 - Liverpool women bookfolders and stitchers win reduction in work hours to a 10 hour day.

1964 – The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.

1990 – The current international law defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, is ratified for the first time by Norway.


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