21st 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!

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Sun Sets, Autumn 2008: 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

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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:
Hilarion
John of Bridlington
Ursula
Saint Leticia

Festival:
Apple Day (United Kingdom)
International Day of the Nacho (Mexico and USA)
National Nurses' Day (Thailand)
Overseas Chinese Day (Republic of China)
Trafalgar Day (the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th century)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Cancer: Set the moisture-loving and decorative foliose plants.
Perform forming pruning and grafting of orchard and bushes.
Set leaf vegetables.
Water indoor plants.*

Also on this day:

1512 – Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg.

1774 – First display of the word "Liberty" on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts in defiance of British rule in Colonial America.

1867 – Manifest Destiny: Medicine Lodge Treaty – Near Medicine Lodge, Kansas a landmark treaty is signed by southern Great Plains Indian leaders. The treaty requires Native American Plains tribes to relocate a reservation in western Oklahoma.

1902 – In the United States, a five month strike by United Mine Workers ends.

1921 – President Warren G. Harding delivers the first speech by a sitting President against lynching in the deep south.

1945 – Women's suffrage: Women are allowed to vote in France for the first time.

1966 – Aberfan disaster: A slag heap collapses on the village of Aberfan in Wales, killing 144 people, mostly schoolchildren.

1973 – John Paul Getty III's ear is cut off by his kidnappers and sent to a newspaper in Rome; it doesn't arrive until November 8.

1978 – Australian civilian pilot Frederick Valentich vanishes in a Cessna 182 over the Bass Strait south of Melbourne, after reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft.

2003 – Images of the dwarf planet Eris are taken and subsequently used in documenting its discovery by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz.

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