1st October

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!


Fading Sun Flower, Autumn 2007: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, October 2016:
New Moon – October 1, 01:11
First Quarter – October 9, 12:48
Full Moon – October 16, 05:23
Third Quarter – October 22, 20:13

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/99591/moon-phases-and-dates/#ixzz2gQAn3u7C

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/20193/moon-phases-2012/#ixzz27zraFhMh




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

Saint's Days and Observances:
Abai (Syrian Orthodox Church)
Bavo of Ghent
Blessed Edward James
Nicetius (Roman Catholic Church)
Thérèse de Lisieux
Protection/Patronage of the Theotokos (Eastern Catholic Churches)

Armed Forces Day (South Korea)
Children's Day (Singapore)
Earliest day on which World Habitat Day can fall, while October 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday of October. (International)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Cyprus from United Kingdom in 1960.
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Nigeria from United Kingdom in 1960.
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Palau from the UN Trust Territory status in 1994.
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Tuvalu from United Kingdom in 1978.
International Day of Older Persons (International)
National Day of the People's Republic of China (China)
Pancasila Sanctity Day (Indonesia)
Teacher's Day (Uzbekistan)
Unification Day (Cameroon)
World Vegetarian Day (from North American Vegetarian Society)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:
Moon in Libra: Transplant plants and prick off sprouts.
During the waxing moon it is a good time for setting legumes.
Set annual and perennial flowers and berrylike bushes.
Take the crop. It binned well.
High quality seeds.
Set flowers and flowering medicinal herbs.*

Also on this day:

959 – Edgar the Peaceable becomes king of all England.

1189 – Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar since 1184, is killed in the Siege of Acre.

1814 – Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoléon the previous spring.

1905 – František Pavlík is killed in a demonstration in Prague, inspiring Leoš Janáček to the piano composition 1. X. 1905.

1936 – Francisco Franco is named head of the Nationalist government of Spain. Boo!

1946 – Nazi leaders are sentenced at Nuremberg Trials.

1964 – The Free Speech Movement is launched on the campus of University of California, Berkeley.

1975 – Thrilla in Manila: Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in a boxing match in Manila, Philippines.

2009 – The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom takes over the judicial functions of the House of Lords.

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