19th 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!

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Fomenting, 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, September 2015:
Last Quarter – September 5, 10:54
New Moon – September 13, 07:41
First Quarter – September 21, 09:59
Full Moon – September 28, 03:50

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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:
Goeric of Metz
Januarius (Western Christianity)
Theodore of Tarsus (Church of England)
Trophimus, Sabbatius, and Dorymedon

Festival:
Armed Forces Day (Chile)
Day of the First Public Appearance of the Slovak National Council (Slovakia)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Saint Kitts and Nevis from the United Kingdom in 1983.
International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

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

Also on this day:

1692 – Giles Corey is pressed to death after refusing to plead in the Salem witch trials.

1870 – Having invaded the Papal States a week earlier, the Italian Army lays siege to Rome, entering the city the next day, after which the Pope described himself as a Prisoner in the Vatican.

1893 - New Zealand becomes first country to give women the vote after a campaign led by Liverpool born Katie Sheppard.

1952 – The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.

1959 – Nikita Khrushchev is barred from visiting Disneyland.

1961 – Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them.

1970 – The first Glastonbury Festival is held at Michael Eavis's farm in Glastonbury, United Kingdom.

1995 – The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber's manifesto.


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