1st 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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Stairs, 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, September 2016:
New Moon – September 1, 10:03
First Quarter – September 9, 12:48
Full Moon – September 16, 20:05
Last Quarter – September 23, 10:56

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/99591/moon-phases-and-dates/#ixzz2daiokUlg

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/20193/moon-phases-2012/#ixzz259rsthXo

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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:
Giles
The beginning of the new liturgical year (Eastern Orthodox Church and the Eastern Catholic Church)


Festival:
Anniversary of the Start of the Armed Struggle (Eritrea)
Constitution Day (Slovakia)
Disaster Prevention Day (Japan!)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Uzbekistan from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Knowledge Day (Russia)
Revolution Day (Libya)
Teachers' Day (Singapore)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Leo: This is a Fire sign. This is a good time to sow Fruiting plants like but it would not be a good time to sow Leaf plants like Basil, Cabbages, Chicory, Chinese Cabbage, Lettuce, Fruits Harvested now will store for longer. *

Also on this day:

1604 – Adi Granth, now known as Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of Sikhs, was first installed at Harmandir Sahib.

1644 – Battle of Tippermuir: James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose defeats the Earl of Wemyss's Covenanters, reviving the Royalist cause.

1804 – Juno, one of the largest main belt asteroids, is discovered by German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.

1875 – A murder conviction effectively forces the violent Pennsylvanian Irish anti-owner coal miners, the "Molly Maguires", to disband.

1902 – A Trip to the Moon, considered one of the first science fiction films, is released in France.

1914 – The last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, dies in captivity in the Cincinnati Zoo.

1969 – A revolution in Libya brings Muammar al-Gaddafi to power, which is later transferred to the People's Committees.

1979 – The American space probe Pioneer 11 becomes the first spacecraft to visit Saturn when it passes the planet at a distance of 21,000 km.

1985 – A joint American–French expedition locates the wreckage of the RMS Titanic.


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