23rd July

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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Cirrus over Toxteth, Summer 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, July 2015:
Full Moon - July 2, 03:19
Third Quarter - July 8, 21:24
New Moon - July 16, 02:24
First Quarter - July 24, 05:04

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CURRENT MOON

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Summer flower offering, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Bridget of Sweden
Heiromartyr Phocas (Eastern Orthodox)
Liborius of Le Mans

Festival:
Birthday of Haile Selassie (Rastafari movement)
Neptunalia, in honor of Neptune. (Roman Empire)
Renaissance Day (Oman)
Revolution Day (Egypt)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Virgo: This is a Earth sign. It is a good time to sow Root plants like Beetroot, Carrots, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kohl Rabi, Radish, Spring Onions, Turnips, but it would not be a good time to sow Flower plants like Calabrese *

Also on this day:

1936 – In Catalonia, Spain, the Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia is founded through the merger of Socialist and Communist parties.

1961 – The Sandinista National Liberation Front is founded in Nicaragua

1967 – 12th Street Riot: in Detroit, Michigan, one of the worst riots in United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African American inner city. It will leave 43 killed, 342 injured and 1,400 buildings burned.

1968 – Glenville Shootout: in Cleveland, Ohio, a violent shootout between a Black Militant organization led by Ahmed Evans and the Cleveland Police Department occurs. During the shootout, a riot begins and lasts for five days.

1982 – The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling by 1985-86.

1992 – A Vatican commission, led by Joseph Ratzinger (who?), establishes that it is necessary to limit rights of homosexual people and non-married couples.

1995 – Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered; it will become visible to the naked eye nearly a year later.


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