19th October

Welcome to the Eightfold Year. Every day a different painting appears, 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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Sun Sets, Autumn 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, October 2015:
Third Quarter – October 4, 22:06
New Moon Moon – October 13, 10:51
First Quarter – October 20, 21:31
Full Moon – October 27, 12:05

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CURRENT MOON

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The Old Shed Door, The Plot, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Days and Observances:
Aaron (Coptic Church)
Frideswide
Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf, and Companions

Festival:
Armilustrium (Roman Empire)
Constitution Day, in honor of the country's independence (self-governing in free association with New Zealand) in 1974. (Niue)
Mother Teresa Day (Albania)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Sagittarius: This is a Fire sign. This is a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Broad Beans, Peas, but it would not be a good time to sow Leaf plants like Cabbages, Lettuce*

Also on this day:

1512 – Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology (Doctor in Biblia).

1812 – Napoleon I of France retreats from Moscow.

1936 - 200 leave Liverpool to join the Jarrow hunger march to London.

1943 – Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.

1959 – The first discothèque opens, the Scotch-Club in Aachen, Germany.

1973 – President Richard Nixon rejects an Appeals Court decision that he turn over the Watergate tapes.

1989 – The convictions of the Guildford Four are quashed by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, after they had spent 15 years in prison.

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