20th August

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!


Filth, Summer 2006: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, August 2015:
Last Quarter – August 7, 03:02
New Moon – August 14, 15:53
First Quarter – August 22, 20:31
Full Moon – August 29, 19:35




Mellors, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Day:
Bernard of Clairvaux
Oswine of Deira
Philibert of Jumièges

Father's Day (Nepal)
Feast of Asmá’ (Bahá'í Faith)
Restoration of Independence Day, re-declaration of the independece of Estonia from the Soviet Union in 1991
Revolution of the King and People (Morocco)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Libra: This is a Air sign. This is a good time to sow Flowering plants like but it would not be a good time to sow Rooting plants like Jerusalem Artichokes, Radish, Spring Onions, Turnips *

Also on this day:

636 – Battle of Yarmouk: Arab forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid take control of Syria and Palestine away from the Byzantine Empire, marking the first great wave of Muslim conquests and the rapid advance of Islam outside Arabia.

1858 – Charles Darwin first publishes his theory of evolution through natural selection in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, alongside Alfred Russel Wallace's same theory.

1866 – President Andrew Johnson formally declares the American Civil War over.

1940 – In Mexico City exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky is fatally wounded with an ice axe by Ramon Mercader. He dies the next day.

1975 – Viking Program: NASA launches the Viking 1 planetary probe toward Mars.

1991 – dissolution of the Soviet Union, August Coup: more than 100,000 people rally outside the Soviet Union's parliament building protesting the coup aiming to depose President Mikhail Gorbachev.

1993 – After rounds of secret negotiations in Norway, the Oslo Peace Accords are signed between the government of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, followed by a public ceremony in Washington, D.C. the following month. Sadly, to date, the conflict continues

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