21st 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!


Summer Solstice Eve, Conway Valley, 2004: 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




Nasturtiums, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Day:
Abraham of Smolensk
Euprepius of Verona
Maximilian of Antioch
Pope St. Pius X
Sidonius Apollinaris

Consualia, in honor of Consus. (Roman Empire)
Ninoy Aquino Day (Philippines)
Youth Day/King Mohammed VI's Birthday (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:

1680 – Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe from Spanish during the Pueblo Revolt.

1831 – Nat Turner leads black slaves and free blacks in a rebellion.

1852 – Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.

1879 – The Virgin Mary, along with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist, reportedly appears to the people of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland.

1968 – Soviet Union-dominated Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia, crushing the Prague Spring; on the same day, Nicolae Ceauşescu, leader of Communist Romania, publicly condemns the Soviet maneuver, encouraging the Romanian population to arm itself against possible Soviet reprisals.

1991 – Coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses.

1993 – NASA loses contact with the Mars Observer spacecraft as it makes a break for freedom.

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