20th October

Welcome to the Eightfold Year. Every day a different painting appears, 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!


Sun Sets, Autumn 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, October 2015:
Third Quarter – October 4, 22:06
New Moon Moon – October 13, 10:51
First Quarter – October 20, 21:31
Full Moon – October 27, 12:05




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

Saint's Days and Observances:
Acca of Hexham
Andrew of Crete
Caprasius of Agen
Irene of Tomar
John Cantius (Extraordinary Form, celebrated by Traditionalist Catholic)

Birth of the Báb (Bahá'í Faith)
Kenyatta Day (Kenya)
Revolution Day, one of the two Patriotic Days (Guatemala)
World Osteoporosis Day

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

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

Also on this day:

1720 – Caribbean pirate Calico Jack is captured by the Royal Navy.

1935 – The Long March ends.

1967 – A purported bigfoot is filmed by Patterson and Gimlin.

1973 – "Saturday Night Massacre": President Richard Nixon fires U.S. Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus after they refuse to fire Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox, who is finally fired by Robert Bork.

1977 – A plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in Mississippi, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines along with backup singer Cassie Gaines, the road manager, pilot, and co-pilot.

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