24th 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:
Anthony Mary Claret

Festival:
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Zambia from United Kingdom in 1964.
Suez Day (Egypt)
United Nations Day, the anniversary of the 1945 Charter of the United Nations (International)
World Development Information Day (International)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Leo: Lop off dry branches of orchards and bushes.
During the waxing moon seed crop into the wet soils, seed the lawn grass.
Seed and set not moisture-loving fruits and vegetables.
Inoculate orchard (during the waxing moon in springtime).
Grapple with pest, eradicate the soil, sprinkle from diseases.*

Also on this day:

1851 – William Lassell discovers the moons Umbriel and Ariel (moon) orbiting Uranus.

1857 – Sheffield F.C., the world's first football club, is founded in Sheffield, England.

1901 – Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

1926 – Harry Houdini's last performance, which is at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.

1947 – Walt Disney testifies to the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believes to be communists. What a coward.

1960 – Nedelin catastrophe: An R-16 ballistic missile explodes on the launch pad at the Soviet Union's Baikonur Cosmodrome space facility, killing over 100. Among the dead is Field Marshal Mitrofan Nedelin, whose death is reported to have occurred in a plane crash.

1980 – Government of Poland legalizes Solidarity trade union

2008 – "Bloody Friday" saw many of the world's stock exchanges experience the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices.

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