1st 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!


Summer Offering, Liverpool 2010: 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

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/99591/moon-phases-and-dates/#ixzz33KRxzeau

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/99591/moon-phases-and-dates/#ixzz2UuaYDczV




Fire Offering, Summer 2007: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Fortunatus of Spoleto
Íñigo of Oña
Justin Martyr (Eastern Orthodox)
Ronan of Locronan

Azores Day (Azores)
International Children's Day (International), and its related observances:
Children's Day (Albania)
Children's Day (Cape Verde)
Children's Day (Romania)
The Mothers and Children’s Day (Mongolia)
Fei Fei Day (Vancouver)
Festival in honour of Carna. (Roman Empire)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Samoa from New Zealand in 1962.
Madaraka Day (Kenya)
Marine's Day (Mexico)
National Day Against Homophobia (Canada)
National Tree Planting Day (Cambodia)
Pancasila Day (Indonesia)
President's Day (Palau)
The first day of the Gawai Dayak festival (Sarawak)
Victory Day (Tunisia)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Pisces: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like Basil, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbages, Celery, Dill, Florence Fennel, Kale, Lettuce, Spinach, Swiss Chard, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Aubergines, Cucumber, French Beans, Marrow, Peas, Peppers, Pumpkin, Runner Beans, Squash, Sweetcorn, Tomatoes*

Also on this day:

193 – Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is assassinated.

1495 – Friar John Cor records the first known batch of scotch whisky.

1648 – The Roundheads defeat the Cavaliers at the Battle of Maidstone in the Second English Civil War.

1679 – The Scottish Covenanters defeat John Graham of Claverhouse at the Battle of Drumclog.

1857 – Charles Baudelaire's Fleurs du mal is published.

1868 – Treaty of Bosque Redondo is signed allowing the Navajos to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico.

1879 – Napoleon Eugene, the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed in the Anglo-Zulu War.

1910 – Robert Falcon Scott's South Pole expedition leaves England.

1979 – The first black-led government of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 90 years takes power.

1990 – George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production.

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